SYDNEY (Reuters) – A major bushfire in the west Australian outback has destroyed almost 40 homes, officials said on Wednesday, as firefighters end a third month of fighting bushfires across the country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that disappointment over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit was justified, hardening a widespread verdict that the conference had been a failure.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pacific Ocean temperatures remained at levels typical of a drought-bringing El Nino weather pattern, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama hopes his presence at a climate change summit in Copenhagen can help lead to a strong operational agreement, the White House said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – If international climate change talks falter this week, chances for the United States approving its own carbon pollution-reduction plan will seriously erode, U.S. Senator John Kerry warned on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it has joined 18 other countries in a global alliance focused on curbing greenhouse gas emissions while increasing world access to food.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Brazil is blocking proposals to increase carbon finance for emerging nations at U.N. talks, and a spat with Saudi Arabia over forestry and carbon-burying projects could impede a new climate deal, a source close to the talks said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The African group of countries on Wednesday scaled back demands for climate finance from rich countries, meeting proposals made by developed nations and signaling agreement on a core obstacle in U.N. talks.
PARIS (Reuters) – European leaders are courting some African, Asian and Latin American nations to counter the clout of China and the United States at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, French officials said.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen will replace Danish minister Connie Hedegaard as president of the U.N. climate talks for a final summit session, the United Nations said on Wednesday.