Australia to witness snowiest week of the year after warmest winter on record

Snow storm to hit Victoria and Australia’s east coast. Snow forecast in Melbourne Australia has just experienced its hottest winter on record, yet the snow season is showing no signs of slowing... Read more »
South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says While the world’s attention has been on the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas (US), devastatingng floods... Read more »

Al Gore to PM: ‘Malcolm, don’t build the mine’

Former United States Vice President Al Gore has a message for Australian Prime Minister: “Malcolm, don’t build the mine.” Al Gore in his message is referring to the government’s plan to allow... Read more »
Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia

$1.8 billion announced to protect NSW’s environment and heritage

The NSW Government has committed $1.8 billion in this year’s budget to protect the state’s environment and heritage, Environment and Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. “The NSW Government’s priority is to... Read more »
Tokyo receives 'first snow' in November for first time in 54 years

Tokyo wakes up to first November snow in over 50 years

Trains delayed, traffic disrupted, residents put on heavy coats and boots after surprised November snowfall TOKYO (Japan) – Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50... Read more »
France to bans all plastic dishware starting in 2020

France to ban all plastic dishware starting in 2020

France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery PARIS — France has become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law... Read more »
Canberra pollen season

Canberra pollen season predicted to be worse and start early

There will be no respite for Canberra hay fever sufferers this year with The Australian National University’s (ANU) Canberra Pollen project forecasting another nightmare pollen season. Lead researcher Professor Simon Haberle of... Read more »
Man-made climate warming has been around for 180 years

Man-made climate warming has been around for 180 years

Human-made climate change started twice as long ago as we thought Man-made climate change began 180 years ago – much earlier than previously assumed, according to a new study by an international... Read more »
A food deliveryman wades through a flooded street during a heavy rainfall in Shilipu, Chaoyang Road, Beijing, China, July 20, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Lee

Heavy rain lashes Beijing, Tianjin; flights, trains delayed

Persistent heavy rain on Wednesday caused widespread disruption in the Chinese capital, Beijing, forcing the delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights and the closure trains and subway stations. At least one... Read more »
Norway

Norway adopts world’s first zero deforestation policy

Norway announced a zero deforestation policy in its procurement of goods, two years after making a pledge with Germany and Britain to ‘promote national commitments that encourage deforestation free supply chains.’ Norway... Read more »

35 per cent of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are dead, scientists say

This year is the third time in 18 years that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced mass bleaching due to global warming SYDNEY – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is undergoing the most... Read more »
Raging wildfire forces 80000 to flee Canadian town. Photo: CBC News/Reuters

Fort McMurray fire: Raging wildfire forces 80000 to flee Canadian town

A massive wildfire burning in Alberta, Canada moved through the city of Fort McMurray, forcing the entire city to be evacuated. Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 80,000 people, including the entire... Read more »
India heat wave 2016

More than 100 feared dead as intense heat wave grips India

This is a second consecutive year marred by a deadly heat wave before the monsoon rains INDIA – Indian officials say more than 100 people have lost their lives as a result... Read more »
How smartphones can help monitor and prevent illegal deforestation

How smartphones can help monitor and prevent illegal deforestation

Deforestation in Cameroon has increased fourfold from 2006 to 2014, but the spread of cheap smartphones can be used to turn this tide Edward Mitchard (Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh)... Read more »

February 2016 smashes global temperature record, says NASA

The global temperature in February smashed monthly records to become the warmest month in more than a century, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report. Global surface temperatures across land... Read more »

Historic climate-change deal agreed in Paris

Agreement will be legally binding and aims to keep global warming ‘well below’ 2 degrees PARIS (France) –  Nearly 200 countries have adopted the first global pact to fight climate change by reducing... Read more »
Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in a Century

Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in a century

Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano has erupted for the first time in more than a century, spewing bright red lava into the night sky accompanied by large quantities of ash. The authorities said the... Read more »
ustralia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivers his speech at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

Australia rejects fossil fuel pledge at Paris Climate Conference 2015

Australia ‘isn’t daunted by climate challenge’ but will spend $1 billion to help its Pacific neighbours build climate resilience PARIS (France) – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia will not be “daunted”... Read more »
Climate change hits poor and hungry people the hardest

Climate change hits poor and hungry people the hardest

Sustainable development is inseparable from peace, FAO Director-General tells Paris climate conference PARIS – Climate change “affects all of us, but especially the poorest and hungry people,” FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva... Read more »
World leaders due in Paris for major climate change conference

World leaders due in Paris for major climate change conference

Nearly 150 world leaders are expected to descend on Paris for the start of the U.N. climate change summit that starts Monday in the French capital with the aim of reaching a... Read more »

Experts say the future is ours (if we don’t destroy it first) 

Washington, DC — From global warming to international terrorism, we all have fears about the future of our planet.  But whether you’re more faithful or more skeptical, when it comes to shaping... Read more »
Large swells batter the coastline at Clovelly beach. Photo: Brett Costello

Weather disasters become more frequent, claiming 600,000 lives in 20 years

United States, China, India, Philippines, and Indonesia worst hit by natural disasters Weather-related disasters have become more frequent over the last 20 years, claiming more than 600,000 lives, a new UN report... Read more »
Antarctica is gaining Ice but that doesn't mean Global Warming is over

Antarctica is gaining Ice but that doesn’t mean Global Warming is over

A new study by NASA published in the Journal of Glaciology by a team led by NASA researcher Jay Zwally produces a surprising and controversial new estimate of large mass gains. Zwally’s team has... Read more »
Australia is one of the world's biggest coal producers

Australia approves controversial India-backed coal mine despite environmental concerns

Australia’s government has given its approval on Thursday for one of the world’s biggest coal mines to be built by India’s Adani Mining in Queensland despite environmentalists’ fears that the project threatens the... Read more »