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Even Richer Nations Face Climate ‘Danger Zone,’ Scientists Say

With prospects of containing global warming slipping away, a team of scientists urged policymakers to redouble their efforts to rein in pollution, saying human activity risks turning even rich nations into a “danger zone.” The researchers led by Stockholm University …

Top Firms’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise, Despite Call for Cuts

Greenhouse gas emissions by the world’s top 500 companies rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study shows. The top 500 firms by capitalization accounted for 13.8 percent …

Peru’s Melting Glaciers Pose Deadly Threat as Temperatures Rise

High in the Peruvian Andes, the glacier-fed lake Laguna 513 brims with meltwater atop a populated valley in a region prone to earthquakes. Scientists warn that if a giant chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier breaks off it could …

Companies May Need to Disclose Fossil-Fuel Exposure: UK Energy Secretary

U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey called for a debate on forcing companies to disclose their exposure to fossil fuels so that investors know the risks they face as cleaner forms of energy are required. “There’s a case for making it …

High Cost Hinders Progress of Carbon Capture As Climate-Change Fix

Scientists know only two credible ways to prevent temperatures from rising to dangerous levels: stop burning fossil fuels or capture and bury the carbon dioxide byproduct before it gets into the atmosphere. The second idea, known in the trade as …

UN’s Weather Agency Warns 2014 May Be Warmest on Record

Record high ocean temperatures will make 2014 the hottest year on record, or at least among the very warmest, in evidence of a long-term trend of global warming, the U.N.’s weather agency said on Wednesday. Including this year, 14 of …

IPCC Publishes Full Report on Climate Change Mitigation Options

Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the full version of its contribution “Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change” to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report in its final format. “As the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference …

Climate Change Report Paints Portrait of Dystopian Future

A major climate change report issued over the weekend offers dire predictions, a call to action to government and industry and it assesses the blame for a rapidly changing and more volatile world on mankind. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel …

Time Running Short to Avert Worst Effects of Climate Change

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 …

NYC Council Announces Climate-Change Legislation

New York’s City Council proposed a package of bills last Friday, Sept. 19, to slash greenhouse gas emissions, shrink the carbon footprint of city operations and reduce the number of cars on the road. The legislation, which builds on environmental …