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)...

Officials at Hawaii tsunami center say fake alert circulated

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials at a tsunami monitoring center in Hawaii say a fake threat was circulated about an earthquake in Japan and subsequent tidal wave. News outlets reported Tues...

2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, even record-breaking. Two U.S. agen...

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...

China's coal project in Serbia adds to climate change worry

KOSTOLAC, Serbia (AP) — A foul smell permeates the air in this gray mining town where people rarely open their windows as thick smoke billows from huge chimneys of Serbia's main coal-fired power stati...

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese photographer has withdrawn his entry for a photo competition organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), after the specialized United Nations agency c...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

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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 ...

Matthew, Otto being retired as Atlantic tropical storm names

MIAMI (AP) — The names Matthew and Otto have been retired for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes following the deadly 2016 season. According to a statement Monday from the Natio...

UN report: Human footprint 'increasingly visible' in climate

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Hot and wild and with an "increasingly visible human footprint" — that's how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. In a...