Governments keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout

By Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle BONN, Germany, Nov 18 : Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, presiding at the two-week talks in Bonn, said the outcome […]

Norway should cancel 2015 Arctic oil licenses, court told

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Nov 14 : Norway’s plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional and should be stopped, an Oslo court was told on Tuesday. The case, brought by Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth group, argues that a 2015 oil licensing round in the Arctic violates the Norwegian Constitution because Oslo has agreed […]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

By Mai Nguyen DANANG, Vietnam, Nov 6 : The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees and ripped up electricity poles, heavy rains brought floods to central Vietnam just days before […]

Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter-study

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 31 : Climate change has caused severe harm to human health since the year 2000 by stoking more heat waves, the spread of some mosquito-borne diseases and under-nutrition as crops fail, scientists said on Tuesday. Scant action to slow global warming over the past 25 years has jeopardised […]