White house works to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in U.S.

White house works to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in U.S.

Kieran Cooke for Climate News Network – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate News Network) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: Groups for and against US government plans for new regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions have been slugging it out at a series of heated debates across America. Achieving progress in cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and preventing […]

Antarctic iceberg melts increase as local fauna dies

Antarctic iceberg melts increase as local fauna dies

Tim Radford for Climate News Network – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate News Network) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: A once-rich habitat in the Antarctic has become an impoverished zone as icebergs, increasingly breaking free from the surrounding sea ice because of global warming, scour the shallow-water rocks and boulders on which a diversity of creatures cling to […]

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

Kieran Cooke for Climate Change News – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate Change News) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The US administration led by Barack Obama has promised much and delivered little so far in the battle against climate change. But that’s all about to change with this week’s announcement by the heavy hitters at the U.S. […]

Climate change indicators are forcing us to care for ‘earth in the balance’

Climate change indicators are forcing us to care for ‘earth in the balance’

Maria Lewytzkyj-Milligan with Veronica “Roni” Jacobi – WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: According to an April report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening and only 16 percent say it is not. Recently on June 5, 2013, U.S. Agriculture Secretary […]

AFRICA: Kenyan women become champions for stop climate change policy

AFRICA: Kenyan women become champions for stop climate change policy

Isaiah Esipisu for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Women are due to get a bigger say in Kenya’s climate change policies after female parliamentarians representing its 47 counties joined a group that has been pushing for gender balance from the local up to the national level. […]

Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos –IPS – Monday, 04 May 2012 (originally published 30 Apr) SAN JULIÁN, El Salvador, Apr 30, 2012 (IPS) – María Elena Muñoz industriously weeds a clearing in the forest and then digs several holes, where she and another four dozen women are planting plantain seedlings, to help feed their families […]