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Global warming

US government: This year on pace to become hottest on record
​Earth’s temperature in 2014 is set to tie previous years or even reach a new high, meteorologists for the US government said after announcing that the globe just experienced the warmest September since record-keeping began.

21.10.2014 17:06

Carbon crusade: Green calls for MPs’ pension divestment of fossil fuels
A Green Party MP has called for Parliamentary pensions to be divested from the fossil fuels industry. Caroline Lucas says the Contributory Pension Fund, worth £487million, should join 800 corporations in withdrawing $50 billion in investments.

21.10.2014 13:51

#HurricaneGonzalo: Winds up to 100mph lashing UK, woman killed
Wind speeds of up to 100mph are battering parts of the UK, as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches British shores. Gusts and heavy rain have uprooted trees and caused flight cancellations, rail delays and road gridlocks.

21.10.2014 09:10

Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda, leaves 29,000 without power (VIDEO)
Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda as a Category 2 storm on Friday knocking out 80 percent of the island's power and leaving thousands of people in the dark.

18.10.2014 02:24

‘Widely exaggerated’: Climate skeptic MP blasts UK emissions target
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will claim in a speech on Wednesday that maintaining the current climate goals for 2050 will “fail to keep the lights on” in Britain.

15.10.2014 15:06

Ultra-fast new batteries can recharge 70 percent in two minutes
Scientists in Singapore have designed a highly durable battery that can also be recharged 20 times faster than current models. The development is expected to be the next big advance in energy – and could be a boon for electric car users.

13.10.2014 23:48

​Russian approach to international cooperation in climate issues
Several days ago (September 23) the UN climate summit was held in New York. It became another important step in the ongoing discussions of what is to be done to counter negative consequences of climate change.

03.10.2014 07:45

35,000 walruses forced onto land in Alaska due to decrease in Arctic Sea ice
Record numbers of Pacific walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska after being unable to find ice in the Arctic waters to rest and feed themselves. The enormous gathering has caused further concerns over global climate change.

01.10.2014 18:56

​Nearly 2 mn Brits could face winter without heating – report
Millions of people in Britain could go without heat and power during the winter months if they use a pre-paid meter system, according to new research from Citizens Advice.

01.10.2014 15:15

Fracking license demand growing, says UK minister amid public opposition
Shale gas licenses are attracting solid interest from investors, according to UK business and energy minister Matt Hancock. Communities are resisting government plans to allow fracking firms to drill under homes without their permission.

30.09.2014 13:34

Wildlife populations decline by over 50% since 1970 – WWF
The world’s wildlife populations, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, have dropped by more than half in the last 40 years, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) said in its latest report.

30.09.2014 03:34

California drought may leave entire communities with no water in 2 months
A growing number of communities in central and northern California could end up without water in 60 days due to the Golden state’s prolonged drought.

30.09.2014 01:50