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US Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to halt climate change case

In the lawsuit, 21 activists said federal officials violated their rights to due process under the US Constitution by failing to adequately address carbon pollution.

Rising temperatures to carry big price tag in steamy Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will see a loss of at least US$12 billion a year by 2050 if adequate measures are not taken to deal with temperature rise.

Climate change is beginning to disrupt the planet’s seasons

There is currently an uneven pace of seasonal change in the atmosphere above the Northern and Southern Hemispheres’ temperate zones.

China, EU reaffirm Paris climate commitment, vow more cooperation

China and the European Union have emerged as the biggest champions of the 2015 climate change accord, which aims to keep global temperature increases to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius.

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

Countries most at risk include India, China, Mozambique, Sudan, Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Exxon quits Koch-backed business group after climate change row

Exxon had a public spat with Alec in December when some members backed by climate sceptics moved to convince the federal government to drop its claim that climate change is a risk to human health.

US artist ‘floods’ Times Square to bring climate change to life

Using smartphones, visitors to Times Square could see 3-D holograms of ships and marine life floating above them in the flooded square in an augmented reality display.

Climate change threat sends Japanese coffee roaster on bean hunt

The change in climate is affecting coffee production in Japan.

Six sovereign wealth funds sign climate pledge

The state funds of Kuwait, Norway, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates agreed to push firms to integrate the risk of climate change into their business plans.

Guess who also met with Pope and Big Oil? Renewables executives

In the quest to track down every oil giant and investor that attended a recent climate change meeting with Pope Francis, two non-oil-related attendees have been overlooked: some renewable energy companies.

Study warns of alarming decline in Australian fish

The main causes were overfishing and climate change.

Climate victims seek justice in the courtroom and on the street

The climate justice movement has been gaining traction around the world.

NASA’s new chief changes mind, now accepts climate change

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine now agrees with the dominant perspective regarding climate change.

Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice, study says

An increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide has been reducing the amount of iron, zinc, protein, and vitamins present in rice.

Arctic oil ‘undrillable’ amid global warming, UN’s ex-climate chief says

Christiana Figueres said that drilling for oil in the Arctic was both economically and environmentally unsustainable.

California to ‘whiplash’ between droughts, floods

The droughts and floods projected to hit California will be progressively more intense and frequent.

Michael Bloomberg pledges US$4.5 million to Paris climate deal

The donation is intended to fulfill the United States's commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

Researchers find ‘catastrophic’ coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef experienced coral bleaching events that killed off much of its coral in 2016 and 2017.

Climate change affects Atlantic currents, studies say

Melting sea ice, glaciers, and ice shelves gushing fresh water have weakened the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

UN shipping agency under pressure to tackle growing CO2 emissions

Shipping currently accounts for 2.2% of world CO2 emissions.

Norway targets IMO to halve global shipping emissions by 2050

According to the IMO, international shipping represents about 2.2% of world carbon dioxide emissions.

NGO threatens Shell with lawsuit over climate ‘destruction’

Friends of the Earth will sue Shell if it does not comply with regulations stated in the Paris Agreement.

Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone

Cyclone Josie killed five people in Fiji.

Some US states press ahead on climate change goals, despite Trump

US President Donald Trump has taken an axe to the environmental regulations he inherited from his predecessor Barack Obama, cutting dozens of rules ranging from fracking on public land to protections for endangered species.