The glaciers of Mount Everest have lost 13% of their mass during the past 50 years, according to a new study. Since the 1960s smaller glaciers (less than one square kilometer) have shrunken by a whopping 43%. Data beginning in the early 1990s also shows declines in snowfall and a significant rise in temperatures. At...
Let’s face it: oil companies welcome climate change and are not about to do anything to slow it down. Warmer temperatures in the Arctic mean less ice and therefore easier oil exploration and extraction. As the Arctic melts, countries with growing energy demands are looking north to the Arctic Circle in order to meet their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists says in a report issued Wednesday. The greatest danger from extreme weather is in highly populated, poor regions of the...
Now that the much-debated carbon tax has passed the House of Representatives, members and supporters of the Australian Greens are looking forward to its historic vote in the Senate next month. The left-wingers are crossing their fingers the bill will be ratified into law. If ratified, the carbon tax will be the trademark victory for...
The carbon tax campaign has been making headway like a rambunctious political circus. Dennis Atkins, The Courier-Mail’s national affairs editor, has described the issue as political rather than an issue of policy. He noted it exemplifies the fundamental division between the pro- and anti-Government factions as more public debates are coming up. On Thursday night,...
Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest to conquer Everest
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:52PM UTC
Heat wave causes power outages, anger in India
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:44PM UTC
Markets reel from Nikkei’s 7.3 percent slide
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:36PM UTC
Crane accident cuts power to one-third of Vietnam
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:29PM UTC
Dan Brown gets heat for calling Manila ‘gates of hell’
Thu, May 23, 2013 4:43PM UTC
Malaysian charged with sedition, more arrested, newspapers seized
Thu, May 23, 2013 12:59PM UTC
Thai anti-government group’s bizarre open letter
Thu, May 23, 2013 10:00AM UTC