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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Peatlands store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests

World Wetlands Day on 2 February is a chance to highlight the vital role of peatlands in mitigating climate change. “Strategies that address climate change...

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns (WRAP)

KATHMANDU - Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's "Third Pole", could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced, scientists warned in a...

Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north

REISAFJORDEN, Norvège - Paying no attention to nearby divers, a killer whale and her calf hunting for food frolic in a snowy Norwegian fjord.  TOPSHOT...

We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief

DAVOS, Switzerland - The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday at the elite Davos forum, demanding...

Ten threats to global health in 2019

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing...

Towards zero deforestation

The human population is still growing and needs space and resources. It is, therefore, not easy to reconcile development, biodiversity conservation and climate change...

Underground water is depleting slowly

The main source of water for drinking and agriculture for most of the residents of Terai in Province 2 is underground water. For all...

GET THE FACTS: WHY ARE SEA LEVELS RISING?

As our world becomes warmer and warmer, our seas will continue to rise. That’s because the number one cause of sea-level rise is climate...

COP24: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Katowice

This year’s COP24 annual UN climate conference concluded late on Saturday evening in Katowice, Poland, after two weeks of tension-filled talks. Nearly 23,000 delegates descended on the...

‘We are all climate skeptics’: how to cope with global warming

KATOWICE, Poland - Australian philosopher and author Clive Hamilton has written several books on climate change, including best-seller "Requiem for a Species". As the world's...