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Humanity's emissions '100 times greater' than volcanoes

Oct 02, 2019 - 2:04 PM

The Deep Carbon Observatory finds manmade carbon dioxide emissions drastically outstrip the contribution of volcanoes to current warming rates

Australia branded a leading 'emissions exporter'

Aug 19, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The left-leaning Australian Institute reports Australia's energy exports rank behind only oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia in terms of emissions potential

Britain adopts 2050 net zero emissions target

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore signs an order paper enacting the legislation after it passes both houses of parliament without a vote earlier this week

415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

May 14, 2019 - 1:15 AM

It is also the first time on record that the Mauna Loa Observatory measured a daily baseline of CO2 above 415 parts per million

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

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'

Alpine glaciers risk 90% melt by 2100 – study

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:15 PM

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

Rhone Glacier image from Shutterstock

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble – IEA

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:11 AM

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

Raw materials behind half of global emissions – U.N.

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:26 PM

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

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region are a critical water source for some 250 million people in the mountains as well as to 1.65 billion others in the river valleys below

Ngozumba glacier image via Shutterstock

Drop beef and save millions of lives, slash emissions

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:58 PM

A new research conducted for the World Economic Forum shows that efforts to replace meat and especially beef could provide huge benefits for human health and the environment

CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Research shows rapid deployment of solar and wind power, along with gains in energy efficiency, have been outpaced by growth in demand for freight, personal transport, shipping, and aviation

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it – U.N.

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

To cap global warming at 2ºC, national carbon-cutting pledges annexed to the 2015 Paris Agreement must collectively triple by 2030

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

CO2 emissions to rise in 2018 – IEA chief

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The energy sector accounts for 80% of global CO2 emissions, with most of the rest caused by deforestation and agriculture

Aiming for zero: cities, companies ramp up climate goals

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Jointly organized by California governor Jerry Brown and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the 3-day gathering is a showcase for initiatives, big and small, to reduce humanity's carbon footprint

GLOBAL CONCERN. A mockup of a planet earth is displayed at the Rheinaue park during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. File photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

Natural gas and renewables are a perfect match in cutting carbon emissions

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:37 PM

In the transition to clean energy, natural gas fills in where renewables fall short.

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, wins a party vote 45-40

OATH-TAKING. New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra on August 24, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

[OPINION] Tax carbon emitters, use new revenue for health care

Aug 23, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) The company did not say how many cars are affected by the falsifications, which were uncovered during voluntary tests of all parts of Nissan's operations conducted in the wake of last year's scandal

NISSAN. This file photo taken on May 11, 2017 shows a man walking in front of the logo of Japan's Nissan Motor Corporation at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Scandal-hit Volkswagen set to name new CEO

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:32 PM

According to reports, Herbert Diess, head of the VW brand, is slated to take Matthias Mueller's place

U.S. on track to meet climate targets despite Trump – U.N. chief

Mar 30, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Emissions-cutting plans put in motion by American businesses, regional governments and cities meant that the goals set by the former US administration which signed the deal in 2016 were within reach

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2018 US President Donald Trump answers questions from the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. USA. File photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP

1.5ºC climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable – draft UN report

Jan 13, 2018 - 9:37 AM

'There is a very high risk that under current emissions trajectories, and current national pledges, global warming will exceed 1.5ºC above preindustrial levels,' says the 1,000-page report prepared by hundreds of scientists

Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The diplomatic spat underscores the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. Visitors stand in front of a banner reading "changing minds, not the climate" at a pavillion on November 8, 2017 during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:44 AM

The proposal has to be approved by the 28 member states and the European Parliament

ON THE ROAD. Cars drive on the Peripherique in Paris on December 8, 2016. Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Revised calculations of methane produced per head of cattle show that global livestock emissions in 2011 are 11% higher than estimates based on data from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Governor Jerry Brown wants to make California a leader in meeting standards set by the Paris climate accord especially after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement on June 1

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:17 PM

UPDATED Investigators suspect that the world s largest luxury carmaker used a similar so called defeat device to Volkswagen

The company logo of German carmaker Daimler and Mercedes-Benz is pictured before the annual shareholders meeting in Berlin on March 29, 2017. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe – experts

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:10 AM

The authors call on leaders set to gather at the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany on July 7 8 to highlight 2020 as a make or break point for taking action

BONE DRY. An Indian shepherd walks on the dry bed of a river at Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, some 55 kilometers from Hyderabad on May 30, 2017, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Noah Seelam/AFP

Volkswagen CEO faces first probe over 'dieselgate'

May 17, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Matthias Mueller and others allegedly delayed telling Porsche SE shareholders of the financial consequences of the software manipulation by Volkswagen AG

BARRAGE OF LAWSUITS. This file photo taken on January 10, 2016 shows Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller during a press event in Detroit, Michigan. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio s household needs to plant to offset it

#ClimateActionPH: How we calculated your household’s carbon emissions

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Here’s the explanation on how we got the values in the Household carbon footprint interactive page

Pollution from rigged German Volkswagens to kill 1,200 – study

Mar 03, 2017 - 9:17 PM

The researchers estimate that 1 200 people in Europe will die early each losing as much as a decade of their life as a result of excess emissions generated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which took part in the study explains

EMISSIONS SCANDAL. This file photo taken on September 22, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen in Hanover, central Germany. File photo by Julian StratenSchulte/ DPA/ AFP

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:31 PM

A community in Bataan complains of health problems that were allegedly caused by the power plants in their area

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Cebu's battle vs coal

Nov 28, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Join the discussion on Rappler Talk with climate action advocates on November 28 Monday at 11 am

COP 22: Energy is PH's 'elephant in the room'

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Environmental lawyer Antonio La Vina says that in order to tackle energy problems in the country there is a need to reduce over dependence on one energy source like coal

Climate diplomats push back against Trump victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Trump cannot prevent the implementation of the landmark Paris pact inked in the French capital last December says Segolene Royal France s environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum

THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. Photo by Fadel Senna/ AFP

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to Volkswagen chairman

Nov 07, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Hans Dieter Poetsch is now under investigation over his previous role as Volkswagen s chief financial officer

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 10, 2015 shows Hans-Dieter Poetsch, supervisory board chairman of German carmaker Volkswagen, during a press conference in Wolfsburg, central Germany.  German prosecutors probing whether Volkswagen executives manipulated the markets in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal have widened their investigation to include the chairman of the group's supervisory board, the auto giant said on November 6. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Déjà vu: Why I am strongly against our signing the Paris climate deal

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The reality is that this is a deal crafted to suit the United States China and other big emitters

Children swim at the sea near houses constructed on the breakwater at Manila Bay on March 14, 2016. Families living beside the shore are vulnerable to storm surges during a typhoon. Former US vice-president Al Gore, who is visiting the Philippines as part of his crusade against climate change, has warned that storms will hit the Philippines with more strength and frequency due to the rising temperature of the atmosphere, leaving the archipelagic nation as one of the most vulnerable to typhoon-spawned waves and rising water levels. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Paris Agreement enters into force: Celebration and reality check

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Its early entry into force is a clear political signal that all the nations of the world are devoted to decisive global action on climate change

Climate pact goes live, turning up heat at UN talks

Nov 04, 2016 - 8:29 AM

After the dramatic breakthrough in Paris last December diplomats and experts are lowering expectations a year later

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. In this file photo, smoke from the chimneys billow over St. Petersburg, March 3, 2005.  File photo by Sergey Kulikov/Interpress/AFP

Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy – UN

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:01 PM

If we don t start taking additional action now beginning with the upcoming climate meeting in Marrakesh we will grieve over the avoidable human tragedy says UNEP head Erik Solheim

ERIK SOLHEIM. Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), speaks during the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. File photo by Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

Legarda: Why is PH taking its time to ratify Paris climate pact?

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Legarda: We need to ratify the Paris Agreement so that we can access the Green Climate Fund and receive other technical and financial support from developed countries

PARIS AGREEMENT. Senator Loren Legarda says she is certain the Philippines will ratify the Paris Agreement. Legarda file photo by Rappler; File photo of negotiations in Paris from COP21

Indonesia ratifies Paris climate accord

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The country s parliament agreed to endorse the Paris Agreement which was reached last December in the French capital joining scores of other countries which have ratified the deal

Arnaud Bouissou/COP21

Audi tech chief leaves after reports link him to 'dieselgate'

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Stefan Knirsch allegedly knew that Audi s 3 0 liter diesel engines had cheating software even before the scandal erupted

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 3, 2016 shows Stefan Knirsch, responsible for the technical development and member of the board of German car maker Audi, during his company's annual press conference in Ingolstadt, southern Germany.  Audi's head of technical development stepped down "with immediate effect" on September 26, 2016, the luxury carmaker announced, after German media accused him of involvement in parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

Investors sue Volkswagen for 8.2B euros over 'dieselgate'

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The European Commission says Volkswagen has promised that all cars across the bloc will be fixed by autumn 2017

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 10, 2016 shows Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller during a press event in Detroit, Michigan. German car giant Volkswagen is the target of 1,400 legal cases from investors claiming a total of 8.2 billion euros in compensation over its emissions cheating scandal, the state court in Brunswick said in a statement on September 21, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Volkswagen engineer indicted in US emissions case

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:50 AM

James Liang helped develop the diesel engines equipped with defeat devices for some 500 000 Volkswagen cars sold in the United States

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 29, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen at a dealership in Woodbridge, Virginia. A US judge on August 25, 2016 gave German automaker Volkswagen until October 24 to come up with a fix for three-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat emissions tests, or face trial. Meanwhile, Volkswagen indicated it has reached a settlement deal in principle with US dealerships over diesel-cheat losses.  / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS

Australia sues Volkswagen for millions over emissions cheating

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Volkswagen engaged in multiple breaches of the Australian consumer law says ACCC Chairman Rod Sims

A Volkswagen car is driven through Sydney's central business district on October 1, 2015. Australia's competition watchdog has warned that Volkswagen could be hit with up to Aus$1.1 million (US$780,000) in fines for each pollution-cheating device installed and in use in its cars in the country. AFP PHOTO/William WEST / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

US finds evidence of criminality in VW probe – report

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:52 AM

The Justice Department is now negotiating a settlement which may involve significant financial penalties for the company The Wall Street Journal reports

A blue-and-white checkered pattern reflected in a VW€ vehicle's badge, in Munich, Germany, August 2, 2016. Peter Kneffel/EPA

Volkswagen Korea head apologizes, questioned on emission fraud

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:15 AM

I am sorry for the situation and we will do everything faithfully to cooperate with the prosecutor CEO Johannes Thammer is quoted as saying

Johannes Thammer (C), CEO of Volkswagen Korea, is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul on August 11, 2016. The head of Volkswagen's South Korean unit apologised as he presented himself to state prosecutors for questioning over the German carmaker's emissions fraud scandal. / AFP PHOTO / YONHAP / YONHAP