US President Biden has invited 40 world leaders to two-day summit on climate later this month – but not Pakistan. PM Imran Khan is not pleased, as he counts off the green initiatives his country is pursuing.
Local weather monitoring institute Rosgidromet predicts the country will see above-average temperatures in the spring, with dry weather in Siberia leading to more forest fires this year.
US President Joe Biden stresses importance of free Indo-Pacific region as concerns mount about China's assertion of power around the region.
President Joe Biden's first meeting with a foreign counterpart since taking office was high on policy and low on pomp as the coronavirus forced him to convene virtually with Canada's Justin Trudeau.
The year's seven-percent fall in carbon pollution, largely due to Covdi-19 pandemic, will have a "negligible impact" on warming without a broad and rapid shift away from fossil fuels, UN Environment Programme says.
A virtual TED event also focused on ways in which damage to the environment can fuel social and racial injustice.
WWF says increasing deforestation and agricultural expansion key drivers behind 68 percent average decline in animal, bird, and fish populations between 1970 and 2016.
Meltwater is threatening ice shelves surrounding 76 percent of Antarctica's coastlines that could create a dramatic rise in sea level, scientists say.
Polar bears in 12 of 13 sub-populations analysed will have been decimated within 80 years by the galloping pace of change in the Arctic, which is warming twice as fast as the planet as a whole, scientists say.
A handful of people stood in the background holding banners reading "Wake Up: Climate Action Now" and "Crisis is Crisis" before being dispersed by police without incident.
African climate activists are making an appeal a week after American news agency The Associated Press faced backlash for cropping activist Vanessa Nakate out of a photo at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Scientists say Earth is probably the hottest it has been during the Holocene — the past 11,500 years or so — making it the warmest period since the dawn of civilisation.
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