2020 hit temperature record, rounded off hottest decade: EU climate service
Last year tied with 2016 as the world's warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified, the European Union's Earth observation service said on Friday. * Heatwave pushed Death Valley temperature to 54.
dailystar.com.lb | 09-Jan-2021 01:02

Japan unveils green growth plan for 2050 carbon neutral goal
TOKYO: Japan on Friday unveiled plans to boost renewable energy, phase out gasoline-powered cars and reduce battery costs as part of a bid to reach an ambitious 2050 carbon-neutral goal.
dailystar.com.lb | 25-Dec-2020 13:03

World set for 3C warming despite pandemic, pledges: UN
Earth remains on course to warm more than 3 degrees Celsius by the century's end despite a dip in greenhouse gas emissions due to the pandemic and pledges to curb pollution, the UN said Wednesday.
dailystar.com.lb | 09-Dec-2020 13:03

2020 one of three hottest years ever recorded: UN
This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded and could even top the record set in 2016, the United Nations said Wednesday.
dailystar.com.lb | 03-Dec-2020 01:01

Shell faces Dutch court as climate change activists demand end to emissions
Environmental activists took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Tuesday, demanding the energy firm drastically reduce the production of oil and gas to limit its effects on climate change.
dailystar.com.lb | 02-Dec-2020 01:02

'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher
An elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" landed in Cambodia Monday from Pakistan, receiving a warm welcome from American superstar Cher who will accompany him to a sanctuary housing potential mates.
dailystar.com.lb | 30-Nov-2020 13:03

World's last known white giraffe gets GPS tracking device
The only known white giraffe in the world has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to help protect it from poachers as it grazes in Kenya.
dailystar.com.lb | 17-Nov-2020 13:01

The power of planting a forest in Zouk Mosbeh
During the drive north up the coast from Beirut, the two striped towers of Zouk Mosbeh’s power plant come into view. Last Friday morning black fumes puffed from one of the towers, a common sight for Adonis resident Grace Bou Nafeh, a 41-year-old translator.
dailystar.com.lb | 11-Nov-2020 13:04

Food emissions could push Earth past global warming limits
Even if all fossil fuel emissions ended immediately, greenhouse gasses from the food we eat could drive global temperatures above internationally agreed warming limits, a new study has warned.
dailystar.com.lb | 07-Nov-2020 01:04

Gangs in Latin America use bribery, secret routes to smuggle jaguar parts to China: report
Criminal organizations in Bolivia and other Latin American countries are bribing police and circumventing customs restrictions to smuggle parts of jaguars to mainland China, an investigation by environmental groups showed Thursday.
dailystar.com.lb | 06-Nov-2020 01:02

US vote to shape how world warms as climate pact exit looms
What happens on election day will to some degree determine how much more hot and nasty the world’s climate will likely get, experts say.
dailystar.com.lb | 02-Nov-2020 01:00

'Astro-stays' bring tourists and solar power to Himalayan villages
An Indian social business that leads Himalayan treks to set up solar micro-grids in remote mountain villages plans to expand its clean-energy work to other countries facing similar challenges, after winning a United Nations climate award.
dailystar.com.lb | 30-Oct-2020 13:01

If Biden wins, what would a US climate change pledge look like?
If he wins next Tuesday's US presidential election, Joe Biden has pledged to give the country a leading role in global efforts to curb climate change. Experts are wondering how ambitious his plans would be on slashing emissions this decade.
dailystar.com.lb | 29-Oct-2020 13:03

Arctic sea ice at record low October levels: Danish institute
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic was at record lows for October, Danish researchers said Wednesday, adding the unusually warm season meant it was not recovering as fast as normal.
dailystar.com.lb | 29-Oct-2020 01:04

South America ravaged by unprecedented drought and fires
Under stress from a historic drought, large swathes of forest and wetlands in central South America known for their exceptional biodiversity have been ravaged by devastating fires.
dailystar.com.lb | 25-Oct-2020 01:02

Colorado wildfire jumps US Continental Divide, threatens mountain towns
An explosive Colorado wildfire that has already forced the evacuation of several mountain communities and the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park blackened another 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares) Thursday as it jumped the US Continental Divide.
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Oct-2020 13:00

India's capital chokes on 'severe' smog as farm fires soar
New Delhi was blanketed in noxious haze Friday as air pollution levels in parts of the city soared to "severe" levels, hours after US President Donald Trump described the air in the vast nation as "filthy".
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Oct-2020 12:45

Ahead of US election, Europe eyes an ally in climate change fight
For countries hoping to avoid the worst of climate change, next month's US presidential election will be pivotal in determining the course of global climate action, experts say.
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Oct-2020 01:02

Swelled by rain and COVID curbs, locust swarms ravage Ethiopia
Widow-of-ten Marima Wadisha screamed, threw rocks and in her desperation even fired bullets at the locusts that descended on her sorghum fields in northeast Ethiopia.
dailystar.com.lb | 20-Oct-2020 13:03

On Brazil’s tropical island of cats, virus led to starvation
All the locals knew the island just west of Rio de Janeiro was teeming with cats.
dailystar.com.lb | 15-Oct-2020 13:00

Biggest North Pole mission back from 'dying Arctic'
Researchers on the world's biggest mission to the North Pole returned to Germany Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a dying Arctic Ocean and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.
dailystar.com.lb | 12-Oct-2020 13:02

Pandemic spurs illegal gold rush in Zimbabwe mountains
Known for their rugged ranges, grassy plains and forest waterfalls, the Chimanimani mountains in eastern Zimbabwe have long been a popular destination for tourists - and gold miners hoping to strike it rich.
dailystar.com.lb | 12-Oct-2020 12:47

Pope in TED talk: Earth cannot be squeezed 'like an orange’
Pope Francis on Saturday issued an urgent call to action to defend the planet and help the poor in his second TED talk.
dailystar.com.lb | 11-Oct-2020 13:03

Indigenous Amazon activist fights to save forest and tribe's future
Samela Sateré-Mawé, a 24-year-old biology student, has one guiding belief - if the rainforest dies so will her Amazon tribe.
dailystar.com.lb | 10-Oct-2020 01:01

September was world's hottest on record, EU climate change service says
Last month was the world's hottest September on record, with unusually high temperatures recorded off Siberia, in the Middle East, and in parts of South America and Australia, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said Wednesday.
dailystar.com.lb | 07-Oct-2020 13:00

Flooding devastates farms in parts of Sudan: UN
Record floods in Sudan have affected nearly one third of cultivated land and about 3 million people from agricultural households, worsening already acute levels of food insecurity, the U.
dailystar.com.lb | 01-Oct-2020 01:03

As Brazil's wetlands burned, government did little to help
After hours navigating Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands in search of jaguars earlier this month, Daniel Moura beached his boat to survey the fire damage. In every direction, he saw only devastation. No wildlife, and no support from federal authorities.
dailystar.com.lb | 01-Oct-2020 00:48

Europe's captive tiger trade 'risks spurring illegal demand'
Trade in tigers bred in captivity in Europe risks encouraging illegal demand for the endangered big cats, according to a new report published Wednesday by wildlife groups that warns lax oversight is enabling the grisly market for their body parts.
dailystar.com.lb | 01-Oct-2020 00:33

'Energy cafes' help Londoners cut bills and care for the climate
Maria Soria, 52, a hospitality worker living in west London, sought advice from a community energy group to save money on her utility bills, after struggling to keep up with payments in her new home during the coronavirus pandemic.
dailystar.com.lb | 29-Sep-2020 13:02

African cattle bred for toughness tested by climate change
Millennia of strategic breeding, including a hook-up with an Asian cousin centuries ago, have made African cattle resilient to drought, heat waves and disease, according to a genetic analysis released Monday.
dailystar.com.lb | 29-Sep-2020 01:03

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will.
dailystar.com.lb | 27-Sep-2020 13:01

Eleven-year-old climate activist leads beach cleanup in Hong Kong
Lance Lau, an 11-year-old Hong Kong climate activist, has been called the Chinese territory's answer to Greta Thunberg.
dailystar.com.lb | 26-Sep-2020 01:00

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines
A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia.
dailystar.com.lb | 26-Sep-2020 00:45

Ecotourism gem reduced to ashes as Brazil wetlands burn
Domingas Ribeiro remembers how powerless she felt as the flames devastating the Pantanal wetlands burned through the ecotourism hotel she had spent the past year developing in central Brazil.
dailystar.com.lb | 25-Sep-2020 01:00

Tree-planting rush overlooks climate benefits from natural forest recovery
Leaving cleared tropical forests to regrow naturally has the potential to absorb a quarter of global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels each year, researchers said Wednesday.
dailystar.com.lb | 24-Sep-2020 01:01

Big promises, but can China be carbon neutral by 2060?
Xi Jinping's shock promise to lead the world into a safer climate future was thin on details, leaving many questions unanswered on how the world's worst polluter will meet a 2060 carbon neutral target.
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Sep-2020 13:00

Kenya harnesses fly larvae's appetite to process food waste
Rotten bananas? Mushy avocados? Pulped oranges? Talash Huijbers wants them all.
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Sep-2020 12:45

Venezuelans care for animals injured during pandemic
Shut in by quarantine measures for the new coronavirus, Carmen Borges shares her small apartment in Caracas with her hustand, two daughters and, of late, a squirrel pup rescued by a neighbor.
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Sep-2020 01:04

Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on Tuesday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain.
dailystar.com.lb | 23-Sep-2020 00:49

Arctic sea ice suffers 'devastating' loss, shrinks to second lowest on record
Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region.
dailystar.com.lb | 22-Sep-2020 01:03

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae
The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday.
dailystar.com.lb | 22-Sep-2020 00:48

Flooding affects more than 1 million across East Africa
Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic.
dailystar.com.lb | 19-Sep-2020 01:04

'Nothing left in the bucket': Wildfire resources run thin in the US
Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames.
dailystar.com.lb | 18-Sep-2020 01:00

Emissions may add 40 cm to sea levels by 2100, experts warn
Sustained greenhouse gas emissions could see global sea levels rise nearly 40 centimetres this century as ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland continue to melt, a major international study concluded Thursday.
dailystar.com.lb | 18-Sep-2020 00:45

EU exec wants tougher 2030 climate target, billions in green bonds
The European Union's chief executive Wednesday said the bloc should commit to deeper emissions cuts over the next decade, and pledged to use green bonds to finance its climate goals.
dailystar.com.lb | 16-Sep-2020 13:03

Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires as US disaster declared
Thousands of evacuees displaced by deadly wildfires in Oregon settled into a second week of life in shelters and car camping Tuesday as fire crews battled on, and search teams scoured the ruins of incinerated homes for the missing.
dailystar.com.lb | 16-Sep-2020 12:48

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