Growth in the West was largely powered by coal. But if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we have to ditch fossil fuels. Asia is now the biggest consumer of coal — how can it quit its new addiction?
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Emerging economies are increasingly investing in clean power grids over polluting power plants, but many are still reluctant to quit coal.
Climate scientists have used models to confirm that burning fossil fuels made the extreme heat wave in parts of the US and Canada hotter and more likely.
Scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are meeting to finalize the initial part of its first major climate assessment in seven years. But what exactly is the IPCC?
Australia successfully lobbied to prevent a downgrade of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status. The reef attracts 5 million tourists annually and supports roughly 70,000 jobs.
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