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Global warming not taken seriously – World Bank’s Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. AP FILE PHOTO

Global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences like flooded cities and dried out farmland, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

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After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the United Nations-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN science report: Warming worsens security woes

In this Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Iraq at the Peshkhabour border point in Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. In an authoritative report due out Monday, March 31, 2014, a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees. AP

In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, shows an aerial view of an expressway where residents changed it to their parking in Pathum Thani province, central Thailand. A United Nations panel of scientists has drafted a list of eight “key risks” about climate change that’s easy to understand and illustrates the issues that have the greatest potential to cause harm to the planet. AP

If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.”

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

A man walks at the Bund under heavy haze in Shanghai, China in this December 2013 file photo. AP

If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French carbon crook on run after bracelet fails

SHINING Parisian clichés at night, the Tour Eiffel and Arc de Carrousel

A Frenchman convicted of carbon trading fraud that cost the state some 1.6 billion euros ($2.2 billion) has gone on the run, a judicial source said Saturday, admitting that his electronic tracking bracelet had stopped working.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Climate change payments seen

Delegates returning from last month’s United Nations climate change talks in Poland said a new deal has allowed the grant of compensation to survivors of disasters attributed to global warming.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Environmentalist group says PH needs to improve climate change policy

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This Aug. 14, 2010, file photo shows an aerial view of the flooded Rohjan area in southern Pakistan. Prominent climate scientist Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Monday, July 8, 2013, that rising greenhouse gas emissions could lead to a 10 to 40 percent increase in the frequency of tropical cyclones by the year 2100.  AP FILE PHOTO

“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.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ozone pact helped cool the planet – study

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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.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Climate panel: warming ‘extremely likely’ man-made

Activists gather outside the the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dressed as scientists in lab coats on one side of a giant 12 meter seesaw to give a visual image of the IPCC report's key finding that there is 95% scientific certainty that humans cause climate change on September 27, 2013 in Stockholm. The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publishes the first volume of its Fifth Assessment Report, dealing with the scientific evidence for global warming. AFP

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.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, right, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testify before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The energy panel meeting Wednesday comes just days before a deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to release a revised proposal setting the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide from newly built power plants. AP

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.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Too late to stop extreme heat waves – study

Heat wave continues across Japan as temperature sores up to 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tokyo while other parts of the country hit over 40 degrees Celsius, (104 degrees Fahrenheit), Aug. 11, 2013. AP

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.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Upscale Peninsula hotel gets P1.3 M in gov’t subsidy

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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.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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