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Alister Doyle

Alister Doyle

    South Africa compares world climate plan to 'apartheid'
    South Africa compares world climate plan to 'apartheid'
    South Africa's delegate criticised a draft United Nations accord on fighting climate change as a form of "apartheid" against developing nations....
    UN: A solution to tackling global greenhouse gases
    UN: A solution to tackling global greenhouse gases
    On Sunday about 190 nations agreed on the building blocks of a new-style global deal, due in 2015, to combat climate change amid warnings that far...
    Nations at odds over sharing burden of world emissions
    Nations at odds over sharing burden of world emissions
    United Nations climate talks, which ran on into a an extra day on Saturday, are heading for a watered-down deal on limiting global warming, leaving...
    Yousafzai, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace prize
    Yousafzai, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace prize
    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace prize on Friday....
    Climate change pause exposes gaps in scientists' theories
    Climate change pause exposes gaps in scientists' theories
    Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists...
    Climate clues could be buried in Antarctica's ancient ice
    Climate clues could be buried in Antarctica's ancient ice
    The report, examining the earth's orbit around the sun in a 100 000-year cycle of cold and warmth, showed that ice sheets took thousands of...
    Terrorist attack suspected in Oslo bomb blast
    Terrorist attack suspected in Oslo bomb blast
    A huge explosion wrecked government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, injuring...
    'Green' job creation risks backfiring
    'Green' job creation risks backfiring
    Investments to create new jobs in clean energies risk backfiring by curbing employment in other parts of the economy, a study commissioned by...
    Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic
    Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic
    Birds falling out of the sky in the United States and Sweden are freak examples of the kind of mass animal deaths, from beached whales to deluges...
    'A car crash of a summit is in no one's interest'
    'A car crash of a summit is in no one's interest'
    Almost 200 nations sought on Wednesday to break a deadlock between rich and poor on steps to fight global warming and avert a new, damaging setback...
    World illegal logging down, still remains big problem
    World illegal logging down, still remains big problem
    Illegal logging has fallen by 22% worldwide in the past decade but remains a huge problem from Brazil to Indonesia, a study showed on Thursday.
    UN defends climate panel after Himalaya blunder
    UN defends climate panel after Himalaya blunder
    The United Nations on Friday defended its panel of climate scientists from criticisms that an error about the thaw of Himalayan glaciers undermined...