Six countries have broken the ice and won Arctic Council observer status at the latest conference. Melting Arctic ice is exciting countries remote from the region, seeking access to promising hydrocarbon deposits and new logistics routes.
Those who doubt climate change could soon be forced to change their minds – if they want to succeed in school, that is. To prepare kids for adulthood, the American school system is incorporating climate change into its science curriculum.
Air travel will get rockier as global warming worsens, according to a British study, but airlines may be unprepared for the changes, which include more passenger injuries, pricier tickets and longer travel times.
The whole world’s population is set to take part in Earth Hour – an annual event designed to draw attention to wastage of resources. This year, Moscow’s Kremlin joins in, with electricity to be switched off for an hour in the heart of the Russian capital.
A group of Native Americans has threatened to take physical action to stop the construction of three oil pipelines, claiming that the transport systems would take over their land and infringe upon their rights.
The head of the US Navy’s Pacific fleet has declared climate change as the biggest long-term security threat in the region. Anticipating severe typhoons and rising sea levels that will displace nations, he emphasized a weather crisis few had foreseen.
Japan's largest energy surveyor said it has succeeded in extracting gas from undersea frozen gas deposits, known as 'burning ice.' Japan is pioneering in the industry in a move to lessen its dependency on fuel imports.
Global warming was once the buzz topic of political debate, but times have changed and economics have bumped climate change to the bottom of the priority list. That's according to a new survey which shows that ecological fears have severely dropped.
The small New York town of Sanford has enraged environmental groups by prohibiting all discussion of natural gas drilling at town board meetings and is now facing a lawsuit for violating free speech rights.
China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported. China’s coal use is poised to continue rising, despite the country's rapidly deteriorating environment, experts predicted.