Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama`s efforts to combat climate change.
With 19 months to go until the deadline for a new, global pact on climate change, the United States` top negotiator cautioned today against unrealistic expectations, saying the deal "won`t be perfect".
The Australian government`s climate change agency warned today that Canberra`s five per cent emissions reduction target was "not credible" compared with other countries and called for it to be tripled.
Fraught UN climate talks revealed growing frustration this week among vulnerable nations and observers with the political stance of emerging economies like China and India in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming.
The UN Climate Change Conference here has agreed on a set of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests but negotiators from 195 nations were stuck on curbing global warming and finance for a Green Climate Fund.
Nitrous oxide (N20) emissions could almost double by 2050 if more aggressive action is not taken, undermining global efforts to curb climate change, the United Nations` Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.
The United Nations` climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.