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Projections used in the study predict average temperatures could increase by up to 2.6 degrees Celsius, leading to 'higher soil temperatures, a longer thaw season, and increased microbial activity within the organic layers'
Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plants to avoid potentially intolerable increases in temperature, according to a report from the journal Nature Climate Change.
French oil giant Total plans to spend $100 million a year on forest preservation and reforestation
Global readings show European temperatures were around 2ºC hotter than normal, and globally Earth was 0.1ºC hotter than the previous June record
'Climate disruption is happening now. It is progressing even faster than the world's top scientists have predicted,' says United Nations chief Antonio Guterres
When I decided to be a lawyer, I wanted to uphold truth and justice at all costs, working hard to fight not only for my countrymen and the motherland, but for Mother Nature as well.
'The US pushed some governments, including Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Turkey, to water down the text,' says Yuki Tanabe of the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society
Emmanuel Macron is speaking in Tokyo on a visit ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting, where climate change will be among several contentious issues on the table, along with trade and tensions with Iran
'I challenge Locsin to stop hiding behind a desktop or mobile screen and his awful tweets, and start giving the Philippines the kind of climate diplomacy it truly deserves'
Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman says all countries must 'ramp up climate action efforts and to deliver more ambitious commitments to mitigation with utmost urgency and equity'
'He wants to have a world that is good for future generations and I want that too,' Donald Trump says
'Removing our collective business-as-usual attitude about our environment through actions within our homes, communities, or organizations will not be easy, but we must start now'
The Philippine leader says United Nations climate conferences are a 'waste of time and money'
Scientists estimate that between 3,150 and 8,500 birds may have succumbed to starvation in the Bering Sea as climate change wreaks havoc on marine ecosystems
Advocates in 15 cities across the Philippines demand urgent action to solve the climate crisis
Istorya Klima, an interactive community event at the Bacolod Public Plaza, aims to start conversations in compelling and innovative ways through art, music, and storytelling
A group of the world's leading ice scientists says the area of land lost to the ocean could be equivalent to that of France, Germany, Spain, and Britain combined and would displace more than 180 million people
Australia is a minnow compared to the bellowing economies of China or the United States, but role as the world's largest coal exporter gives the country outsized influence in the climate stakes
Antonio Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change
Amid a groundswell of activism on climate change among his affluent beachside electorate and a strong challenge from ex-Olympian Zali Steggall, Tony Abbott is unable to hold on
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says 'political moves' to fight climate change 'seem to be fading'
It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.
The new handbook for journalists says climate change coverage at the local level 'can save lives, formulate plans, change policy and empower people to make informed choices'
Hundreds of objects – baskets, finely carved harpoon shafts, lip plugs, wooden dolls, ivory tattoo needles – emerged from the earth as melting permafrost and erosion driven by climate change revealed a Yupik Eskimo settlement dating back to the 1600s
While the government describes its legislation as 'binding,' Greenpeace New Zealand says it did not include any way to enforce the targets, rendering it "toothless'
It’s good for the environment but can it really power homes and businesses 24/7?
In place of the traditional declaration, the Arctic Council releases a shorter 'ministerial statement,' which sets out future goals for the organization but conspicuously makes no mention of climate change
(UPDATED) Halting and reversing these dire trends will require 'transformative change' – a sweeping overhaul of the way we produce and consume almost everything, especially food, the UN report concludes
'From promoting a switch to renewable energy in my region, to making my friends plant trees to celebrate my birthday – I focused on what could be done in my sphere of influence, starting a wave of positive impact actions for myself'
Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'
The report says the accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves poses no less of a threat than climate change
A team of researchers in Switzerland finds that due to historic emissions and current CO2 levels, the Alps will lose half of its glaciers no matter what is done about emissions
'Save the climate please: It's the last time we ask politely,' reads one of the placards at the Lausanne demonstration
Unlike previous cases which sought financial compensation for the effects of climate change, this one involves asking the judge to order Shell to ensure its activities have 0% carbon dioxide emissions by 2050
'It's an idiotic statement,' says Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, echoing an earlier assessment by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley
Average temperatures have risen by 1.7 degrees Celsius since 1948 – double the global average of 0.8 degrees Celsius, and 'will warm further in the future, driven by human influence,' says a report by Environment and Climate Change Canada
Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within
Double-digit growth in solar and wind power generation is still not fast enough to meet soaring electricity demand which also pushed up the use of coal
'Brazil does not owe the world anything when it comes to environmental protection,' says Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro
Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin, Lagos to London are emptied as ambitious organizers of the student strike hope to stage 1,000 demos in more than 100 countries
Earth is already experiencing fallout from its fossil fuel addiction, with climate change driving more frequent droughts, floods and superstorms fuelled by warmer, rising seas
Authors of a major new report present lawmakers and businesses with a stark choice: drastically reform the global economy to get more from less, or risk the collapse of global infrastructure
'Plastic pollution is an issue that urgently needs policy and power to ultimately change its path of destruction,' Antoinette Taus says
Find out why geothermal energy is perfect for powering our houses and businesses
In the transition to clean energy, natural gas solves the need for a reliable renewable energy partner
The rat-like Bramble Cay melomys – whose only known habitat was a small sandy island in far northern Australia – has not been spotted in a decade
Children of all ages chant 'save our planet', cheer as flares are lit and clamber onto statues in the shadow of Big Ben to call for action, and to raise awareness
'Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
One likely result of weakened current in the Atlantic will be warmer air temperatures in the high Arctic, eastern Canada and central America, and cooler temperatures over northwestern Europe
'No more climate denialism. No more evasions. @HouseDemocrats are in charge,' tweets the House Natural Resources Committee