SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Mudslides and flooding killed at least 44 people in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state and authorities said on Friday that the death toll could climb with more heavy rains in the forecast.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday that China was committed to meeting and “even exceeding” a goal to rein in the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Inuit communities need funds to adapt to climate change in the Arctic, including measures to build communal deep freezers to store game because warming is reducing their hunting season, an Inuit leader said on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) – A steel plant in northeast England due to close in January will likely get its 2010 quota of free European carbon permits, a windfall worth around 100 million euros ($147.3 million), the UK government said on Friday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Police in the Danish capital said they had detained 68 people at street demonstrations during the U.N. climate conference on Friday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The world’s oceans absorb about a quarter of all carbon dioxide emitted by humans each year and it is making the water so acidic it could start dissolving some cold water corals, scientists said on Thursday.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will subsidize sales of green vehicles in five cities selected for a pilot programme as the government steps up efforts to promote environmentally friendly vehicles in a bid to cut fuel emissions.
DHAKA (Reuters) – Rising sea levels, triggered by global warming, will displace about 20 million people in low-lying Bangladesh, a study by a state-run think-tank said on Friday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide pollution is the dragon the world wants to slay at the U.N. conference on global warming, but some environmentalists said on Friday curbing methane emissions would give a quicker boost to some of the most threatened regions.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will contribute along with France at least 1.5 billion pounds ($2.44 billion) to climate finance funding for 2010-2012, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Friday.