Hour by hour, the Earth slowly plunged into darkness on Saturday. The dimming of lights is a symbolic gesture calling on the people to seek a better balance between humanity’s desire for consumption and the planet’s ability to sustain it.
After years of persistent humming about the dangers of climate change, the mainstream media in America seems to have its mouth sewn on the issue. In the absence of a satisfactory explanation for this, the public now holds the government responsible.
Amid the skyrocketing US gas prices, President Obama is paying a visit to Cushing, Oklahoma which is home to America’s largest oil storage hub, to announce his new energy policy and to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Jubilant Russian scientists are carrying home 40 liters of relic water, which waited for them, unblemished, in the Antarctic, long before the man first trod the Earth. Lake Vostok’s treasury is ready to reveal its millions-year-old secrets.
Global warming is not only wearing out our planet's environment, but also the minds of global leaders trying to find solutions. Legislators are introducing more and more bills to help curb the effects of climate change.
Canada has announced it will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, becoming the first country to do so. It follows the treaty's five-year extension at a conference in Durban, South Africa.
A UN emissions control marathon has finally brought hope of averting worldwide climate chaos. The conference in the South African city of Durban has approved a deal to plug a decade-long gap between the Kyoto Protocol and a new climate accord.
The climate’s vulnerability to carbon dioxide may be not as critical as scientists thought, a new study suggests. If correct, it would mean that urgent calls to policymakers to curb emissions have actually been based on exaggerated forecasts.