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Ayala Land sets 450 hectares to carbon forests for sustainability

The world is changing at an alarming rate, and not all for the good. While the continued progress of technology and the lasting effects...

How museums fight fires, floods and climate change

AS FLAMES lit up the hills just across the freeway, torching mansions, the thousands of works of art in the Getty Center hung unperturbed....

Rich nations far behind on $100-billion climate pledge — study

PARIS -- Wealthy countries are falling well short of their pledge to provide $100 billion a year to developing countries by 2020 as part...

Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest

MIAMI -- With sheet metal roofs, concrete floors, poor ventilation, and spotty electricity, crowded urban slums in Africa can expect to get even hotter...

Big role seen for US at climate talks despite withdrawal from...

OSLO/LONDON -- The United States will play a big role at global talks next month on shaping the Paris agreement on climate change, to...

Tillerson says US could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON -- The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday,...

Climate change and hurricanes: Do we need a smoking gun?

PARIS -- Many climate scientists are convinced that mega-storms Harvey and Irma -- which left scores dead and caused massive economic losses -- were...

Ambitious wine makers, climate change makes for good, cheap Pinot

GREAT Pinot Noirs, as a friend once put it, have a near-sexual allure. The first taste can turn you into a bottle stalker, which...

Small odds of reaching 2°C

PARIS — There is a 5% chance of limiting average global warming to under 2°C (3.6° Fahrenheit), the target set in the 2015 climate-rescue...

‘Our daily bread’ has hidden climate costs

PARIS — Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the “unsustainable use” of fertilizers on wheat crops, researchers said...

Small ponds have outsized impact on global warming

PARIS -- Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature...

Renewables can’t deliver Paris climate goals: study

PARIS -- Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday. Even if solar and wind capacity continues to...

Study forecasts balmier England, even hotter Mumbai

PARIS — Northern Europe, Canada and Russia will enjoy balmier winters by century’s end even as the average number of mild days per year...

China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts

BEIJING — China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information...

Fighting climate change, one plate at a time

MONDAYS WITHOUT MEAT could mean a lot for your health and the health of the planet, an advocacy group said. Meatless Monday-Philippines, a non-government organization...

Last five years were hottest on record, more signs heat is...

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO — The past five years were the hottest on record with mounting evidence that heat waves, floods, and rising sea levels are...

Spend climate cash smartly to make it stretch, experts urge

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO — When heavy rains hit the tiny West African nation of Togo in September, filling a hydropower dam close to overflowing, the...

Antarctic glacier thinning more rapidly than thought: study

PARIS — A large glacier in West Antarctica lost up to half a kilometer in thickness in seven years, thinning more quickly than scientists...

Rapid transit is key in fight against climate change: study

PARIS -- Big cities worldwide have expanded faster than their rapid transit systems, leading to higher levels of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and commuter...

Invasive insects cause tens of billions in damage

PARIS — Invasive insects cause at least $77 billion (€69 billion) in damage every year, according to a study released Tuesday that says this...

August shatters global heat records for 16th month in a row

MIAMI -- Last month was the hottest August in modern times and marked the 16th month in a row when global records for heat...

Warming oceans are ‘sick,’ global scientists warn

HONOLULU — Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the...

Last month was hottest June on record

WASHINGTON -- Last month was the hottest June in modern history, marking the 14th consecutive month that global heat records have been broken, the...

E. Asian shipping emissions kill tens of thousands

PARIS -- A sharp rise in shipping emissions in east Asia is killing tens of thousands of people in the region every year and...

China says important glacier is melting due to climate change

A GLACIER that is one of the largest at the source of China’s Yangtze River is fast retreating because of climate change, state media...

Savvy squid, octopuses on rise despite warming oceans

MIAMI — The oceans are warming and coral reefs are dying, but octopuses, squids and cuttlefish appear to be thriving, with their numbers steadily...

Climate: half-a-degree makes a huge difference

PARIS -- A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many...

‘Once-a-century’ climate hazards will hit Europe yearly: study

VIENNA -- By mid-century, pockets of southern Europe will face at least one severe climate hazard every year of the scale now occurring only...

Climate change may boost spread of Zika, other viruses

PARIS — As Europe and the United States brace for the likely arrival of the Zika virus from Latin America this summer, experts warn...

Earth could become hotter than thought

WASHINGTON -- Global warming could make the planet far hotter than currently projected because today’s scientific models do not correctly account for the influence...

On climate change and air conditioners

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman AS TEMPERATURES rise and the city begins to feel like one of Dante’s nine circles of hell, air conditioner...

Fast Facts on Climate Change

EXTREMELY hot days are the new normal thanks to climate change, said former US vice-president and climate change advocate Al Gore, Jr., before an...

Economists are out of touch with climate change

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg View IN THE DEBATE over climate change, there is one group you don’t hear much from: economists. The failure of climate...

2015 a ‘tipping point’ for climate change

By Marlowe Hood, AFP PARIS — When future generations write the history of humanity’s faltering quest to repair Earth’s climate system, 2015 will have its...

Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration

PUERTO LOPEZ, ECUADOR -- The sight of thousands of whales surfacing, jumping and playing off the coast of South America as they migrate toward...

Fighting climate change with ‘poop power’

WASHINGTON -- The stench of clogged toilets fills the air at the US capital’s wastewater treatment facility. And for good reason -- it’s one...

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

PARIS — “Copenhagen.” The mere mention of the Danish capital’s name can send a chill down the spine of even the toughest climate negotiator. It...

How does climate change make people poorer?

BARCELONA -- A new report from the World Bank finds that the poorest people are more exposed to climate-related shocks such as floods, droughts...

Climate change clips wings of migratory birds: ornithologist

KRYNICA MORSKA, POLAND — It takes the dexterity of a lacemaker to remove the tiny bird caught in nets strung between pine trees on...

Is climate change killing American starfish?

FORKS, UNITED STATES -- On the remote rocky shores of the western United States, low tide brings visitors to wave-splashed tide pools to marvel...