A recent study raises new concerns about how fast the climate crisis is weakening Antarctica's floating ice shelves and accelerating the rise of global sea levels.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese raises the country's emissions reduction target to 43 percent, up from a more modest previous target of 26-28 percent.
A new global assessment found that 48 percent of the population currently eats either too little or too much, resulting in harmful impacts for people and planet.
The summit brings officials from almost 200 countries to Glasgow, aiming to haggle over the best measures to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5C.
President Joe Biden convenes world leaders at a “moment of peril” to combat the climate crisis, drawing commitments from China and Russia to cooperate on cutting emissions despite their disputes with US.
World Meteorological Organization warns industrial slowdown due to the pandemic has not curbed record concentrations of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and trigger extreme weather events.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tells lawmakers her new ambitious plan of cutting 55 percent emissions by 2030 should help the European Union achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
A marathon UN climate summit wrapped up with little to show, squeezing compromises from countries over the global warming battle plan but falling well short of what science says is needed to tackle the emergency.
The World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900, making 2019 one of the top three warmest years ever recorded.
The appeal by Inger Andersen, who heads the UN Environment Programme, and others came days before governments gather in Madrid for an annual climate change meeting.
Activists say international music tours heavily impact the environment, with concerns about the amount of electricity used to power stadiums.
With the new Zero Carbon bill, the country aims to reduce all greenhouse gases except methane to net-zero by 2050.
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