Climate change is a touchy subject in Champagne, because as France prepares to host world leaders for talks on how to slow it next month, producers of the regions famous sparkling wine have seen only benefits from global warming so far. The 1.2C increase in temperatures in the region over the past 30 years has reduced frost damage. It has also added 1% in the level of alcohol and reduced acidity, making it easier to comply with strict production rules, according to Champagne makers group CIVC.
Nov 10, 2015
Science & Health
Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014 as the relentless fuelling of climate change makes the planet more dangerous for future generations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday (9 November).
Nov 9, 2015
Australia: Time-lapse video shows dramatic shelf storm descending over Sydney
Nov 6, 2015
Global warming: UN says gas emissions pledges are not enough
Nov 6, 2015
A cyclone with hurricane-force winds made landfall on Yemens Arabian Sea coast on Tuesday (3 November), flooding the countrys fifth-largest city Mukalla and sending thousands of people fleeing for shelter. Officials and meteorologists say the storm is the most intense in decades in the arid country, whose storm response is hampered by poverty and a raging civil war.
Nov 4, 2015
Mexicos Colima or Fire volcano erupted once again on Sunday (1 November), as its period of activity rolls on. There were five explosions from between 8.00am and 11.48am local time. Ash emanating from the volcano reached as high as 1,500 metres into the sky.
Nov 2, 2015