By DJ Yap
“Needs improvement” was the overall rating given by an environmentalist group to the Philippines’ climate change policy as it challenged the Aquino government to translate its “progressive voice” in the just-concluded climate talks in Warsaw into action.
A slowdown in global warming that climate sceptics cite in favor of their cause was partly induced by one of the world’s most successful environment treaties, a study said on Sunday.
Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an international scientific group said Friday.
The Obama administration is pressing ahead with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.
Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide we emit, a study said Thursday.
By DJ Yap
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has awarded P1.3-million in subsidies to The Peninsula Manila in Makati City for its environment-friendly air-conditioning system.
By Juan Mercado
The window to ease impacts of global warming is closing more rapidly than earlier estimated, says World Bank in a study released last Wednesday. Sea level surges will double as mountain glaciers melt. They’ll interlock with intense storms inflicting deaths and damage.
President Barack Obama says he’ll unveil a national plan to combat climate change in a speech Tuesday.
The World Bank on Wednesday warned that severe hardships from global warming could be felt within a generation, with a new study detailing devastating impacts in Africa and Asia.
Singapore urged Indonesia to take “urgent measures” on Monday as severe air pollution from a rash of forest fires on Sumatra island choked the densely populated city-state.
Disparate interests ranging from environmental activists to businesses and industry are lining up to support a first-of-its-kind deal between the U.S. and China to phase out a chemical blamed for climate change.
The projections paint an unsettling picture of New York’s future: a city where by the 2050s, 800,000 people could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the land, with temperatures steadily rising.
By Tonette Orejas
Climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Philippines is getting a budget of P13 billion in 2014, up from P1 billion in 2011, an official of the Climate Change Commission said on Saturday.