'Kuwait could face serious climate change impacts over the next few decades'
Down To Earth speaks to Salman Zafar, founder of West Asian environmental group, EcoMENA on the green challenges facing the tiny Gulf nation of …
'Paris Agreement signing would mark critical global efforts to address climate change'
In a couple of days, the Paris Agreement document will be open for signatures by states
Even 0.5°C more global warming can have big climate impacts
A new study has shown that limiting global warming to 2°C instead of 1.5°C would result in longer heat waves and more extreme rainfall events
Market for agriculture drones to expand 7.4 times by 2022
Inexpensive sensors, cloud computing and intelligent software will drive the market ahead
Dying coral reefs, impacts of El Niño and other news from this week
While coral bleaching is destroying the Great Barrier Reef, Malaysia and Indonesia are struggling to control forest fires originating from …
The Uttarakhand forest fires that lasted for over 100 days should come as a warning to the rest of India since half of its forests are vulnerable …
Climate change, tourism and the Great Barrier Reef: what we know
Adding complexity to the issue, there is debate locally as to how widespread the coral bleaching reported by scientists really is
31 iconic sites at risk from climate change, warns UNESCO report
The report gives a miss to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Sundarbans in India
'All these sites have multiple stresses affecting them. Climate change only adds to that'
Adam Markham, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Deputy Director for Climate and Energy and lead author of UNESCO’s recent report on World …
Adaptation finance for agriculture is the need of the hour
Efforts for adaptation finance will have to be multiplied greatly as the needs of today are not being met, leave alone the needs of a more …
Climate change: can right to skilled jobs be denied?
To stop mass exodus after floods and cyclones, there is a need to introduce skill development for better adaptation to climate change
Porto Novo: an African city taking action against climate change
Porto Novo in Benin, Rouen in France and Da Nang in Vietnam are taking steps to mitigate the harsh effects of climate change, which will hit them …
How is climate change affecting crop pests and diseases?
The dynamics of crop diseases and pest influx are changing rapidly due to changing climate. Managing them has, therefore, become a huge challenge
New study reveals impact of climate change on pollination
Flowers are fast losing their capacity to produce fragrance due to global warming, and this is affectinig the process of pollination
Does tourism really suffer at sites listed as World Heritage In Danger?
Three other famous tourist destinations have also been in the spotlight of the World Heritage Committee, with little indication that this has …
Thirty Million, a documentary on Bangladesh and that sinking feeling
This documentary by Daniel Price and Adrien Taylor explores the adverse impact of climate change on Bangladesh' landscape, food security and …
‘Human influence behind warmer and bigger Indo-Pacific warm pool'
A new study shows that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions have led to the warming of the Indo-Pacific warm pool which can cause changes in …
Climate change leads to worst mangrove destruction in Australia
Some 7,000 hectares or nine per cent of the mangroves were destroyed in one month
'Link up public health with the climate change agenda'
The upcoming Conference of Parties on climate change at Marrakesh is expected to have a strong health commitment to use the 2015 Paris climate …
`We are teetering at the edge of a new era'
It is very hard to understand why we do not seem to grasp the immensity and urgency of climate change that is already unfolding around us, says …
Landmark human rights case against 47 'carbon majors'
Petitioners in the Philippines have asked its human rights panel to investigate the role of carbon majors in causing climate change which has …
King Coal is dethroned in the US – and that's good news for the environment
For the first time ever, natural gas overtook coal as the top source of US electricity generation
Without a longer-term view, the Paris Agreement will lock in warming for centuries
Oceans will continue to warm from the top down, even if no further emissions are made
Climate change may double malaria risk from dams in sub-Saharan Africa
The future impacts of dams on malaria transmission are seldom understood and investigated
Climate talks now focus on health adaptation
As the global negotiations increasingly talk about the impacts of climate change on health, the upcoming UN CoP meet in Morocco will debate one …