UN weather conference throws Taiwanese expert out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese weather expert Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) said Saturday (June 8) that pressure from China was responsible for the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO)...

PM Khan's adviser: 'Pakistan vulnerable to water problems'

DW: Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource in Pakistan. Reports by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) warn that th...

UN weather group: Greenhouse gases in air rose again in 2017

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s weather organization says greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere climbed to a new record level last year, warning that "the window of opportunity" to act against climate chan...

Taiwanese photographer pulls photo from contest after WMO kowtows to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese photographer has withdrawn his entry for a photo competition organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), after the specialized United Nations agency c...

Taiwan demands country name change for photo running in WMO calendar vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau is asking the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to remove the words “Province of China” and leave only “Taiwan” fo...

Taiwanese photo in the running for World Meteorological Organization calendar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A picture taken by a staff member at Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau is in the running to be featured in the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) calendar...

Forest fires devastate western Latvia

Five days of unabated fires have destroyed more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of land in western Latvia destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The Baltic nation is the latest to succumb to the heat and...

UN weather agency: 2017 set to be among top 3 hottest years

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s weather and climate agency says 2017 is set to become the hottest year on record aside from those impacted by the El Nino phenomenon. The World Meteorologica...

UN agency: CO2 concentrations grew at record rate in 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency is warning that carbon-dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased at record-breaking speed last year. World Meteorological Organization ...

UN weather agency: Heat-trapping gas surges beyond milestone

The World Meteorological Organization says heat-trapping gases in Earth's atmosphere are growing faster than before, surging permanently beyond a troubling milestone. The United Nati...

WMO: the most powerful El Niño in 15 years

The autumn of Taiwan resembles the weather of summer in recent days. On November 17, the temperature reaches 30 degrees Celsius. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently released a warning for...

UN agency: Carbon dioxide levels hit record high in 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The U.N. weather agency says levels of carbon dioxide and methane, the two most important greenhouse gases, reached record highs last year.The World Meteorological Organization on Mo...

UN agency predicts El Nino to be among strongest since 1950

GENEVA (AP) -- Experts at the World Meteorological Organization say the El Nino event may be on track for one of the strongest in more than a half-century.The Geneva-based U.N. body says ocean and atm...

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.The World Meteorological Organization says the heat-trapping gas blamed for global war...

UN: Strong odds of El Nino's return by end of year

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. weather agency says there's a strong chance an El Nino weather event will reappear before the end of the year.The El Nino, a flow of unusually warm surface waters from the Paci...