Climate Change

  • Development banks boost funding to fight climate change

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.

    Associated Press
  • Strategies: Why the world needs entrepreneurs

    United Nations commits to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses.

  • State Department Embraces Cities As Key To Meeting Climate Goals

    WASHINGTON -- The State Department thinks cities are essential to unlocking meaningful climate change commitments and is hosting mayors from around the world on Thursday to demonstrate that.The State Department and Bloomberg Philanthropies are hosting a group of 19 mayors in Washington, D.C., for…

    Huffington Post
  • Scientists predict drier Horn of Africa as climate warms

    By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in a region that has suffered frequent food crises linked to drought. A new…

  • Africa being left out of climate aid: development bank

    The head of the African Development Bank says the continent is not getting enough of the billions of dollars in climate change funding, despite being the region that suffers most. With clutch climate talks approaching in December, world leaders are scrambling to come up with pledges toward the…

  • Sharks Are Attacking Climate Change

    A recent spate of shark attacks in the United States and in Australia has sparked a controversial debate over whether to cull the predators to protect swimmers and surfers. One reason sharks have been swimming closer to shore and coming into contact with humans is that they prefer coastal waters…
  • Will climate change ruin Thanksgiving?

    Everything from rising sea levels in Vanuatu to worsening air quality in India to the endangerment of polar bears, sea turtles, and giant pandas around the world has been attributed to climate change. Recommended: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Morton, Illinois, which grows…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet

    The search for billions of dollars still needed to fight climate change topped the agenda Thursday as world economic leaders met seeking to kick-start growth while tackling global warming. Two months away from a key UN conference in Paris to strike a comprehensive climate deal, finance ministers…

  • Twenty nations vulnerable to climate change seek more action

    Twenty of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, will form a new group on Thursday to press for tougher action to curb warming. Draft documents for a meeting of finance ministers in Lima, Peru and seen by…

  • Bank of England head rebuts critics of his global warming remarks

    By Randall Palmer LIMA (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney struck back on Thursday at critics of his recent remarks about the effect of climate change, saying it has real effects on the insurance industry, which the central bank regulates. "One thing we don't like as central bankers,…

  • Pressure grows for global climate cash to help hard-hit poor

    By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As finance ministers from 20 developing states agreed on Thursday to work on boosting funding for climate action, officials and experts called for more finance to protect the world's poor from the effects of global warming. Meeting for the…

  • Hairspray 101

    Backstage at New York Fashion Week, this TRESemmé stylist follows The Golden Rule of Hairspray: hold the can 10-12 inches away from your hair.

  • NY governor: Denying global warming isn't a survival plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earth's average temperature from rising dangerously.

    Associated Press