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Global warming

UK opposition to EU wide green energy target could risk half a million jobs – report
A leaked official report from the European Commission says that over half a million jobs could be lost over the next two decades by the UK’s opposition to new EU targets for green energy.

02.01.2014 18:53

2013 saw fewest weather disasters in recent history - but will luck hold?
The year 2013 was historically kind to the US, with tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, and other weather-related disasters occurring at near-record infrequency. Still, meteorologists say that global temperatures have continued to rise.

27.12.2013 20:08

​US govt’s wanton approval of harmful pesticides fueling ‘bee holocaust’ - lawsuit
In response to rapidly dwindling global honey bee populations - vital in pollinating a third of the world’s crops - environmental and food safety groups have sued the EPA for approving bee-ravaging pesticides despite damning evidence of their effects.

27.12.2013 21:55

‘No rules’ in international scramble for Arctic resources
Disputes over resource-rich Arctic territories will have to be resolved between nations as UN laws governing claims are non-binding, leading Canadian researcher Edward Struzik told RT.

11.12.2013 11:46

Minus credibility? Antarctic record low temperature disputed
American scientists claim they have found the coldest place on Earth - in Antarctica, where temperatures can fall below -91C. One Russian scientist calls this into question, pointing out the new record was made using remote measurements.

09.12.2013 04:54

Utilizing the Arctic: Putin promises further exploration
Russia should retain and utilize its position in the Arctic not only for economic but also for security reasons and to preserve its national identity and integrity, the Russian President has announced.

03.12.2013 20:05

Money & influence: Oil & gas co’s hush threats of fracking
Oil and gas companies still manage to hush threats to fracking using money and huge political power, despite people rising against the practice all over the world, Rose Braz, climate campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity, told RT.

21.11.2013 12:27

133 countries walk out of UN climate meeting over global warming compensation row
The G77+ China group of 133 countries walked out of the United Nations climate change conference in Warsaw on the Loss and Damage mechanism after developed nations refused to agree to terms.

21.11.2013 00:07

Global warming, Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the strongest tropical typhoon ever recorded, has resulted in devastating consequences for the Philippines. The natural disaster took the lives of more than 10,000 people.

14.11.2013 00:49

Unintended consequences: US ethanol revolution causes 'ecological disaster'
A new investigation has revealed that the United States’ ethanol mandate is severely harming the environment without producing enough tangible benefits.

12.11.2013 17:35

Russia lays down world’s largest icebreaker
Russia has started building the world’s largest universal nuclear-powered icebreaker capable of navigating in the Arctic and in the shallow waters of Siberian rivers. The unique vessel will further increase Russia’s dominance in the region.

05.11.2013 21:35

Russia shortcut: South Korea completes maiden voyage through Arctic
South Korea has made its first commercial freight voyage by the Northern Sea Route, an icy passage it says has a big financial future. It reduces the time between St. Petersburg and Korea by 10 days, and provides a ‘safer’ alternative to the Suez Canal.

23.10.2013 08:41

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