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Sea rise will bring floods to parts of Silicon Valley

Aerial view of the San Francisquito Creek flood in 1998 PHOTO BY SAN FRANCISQUITO CREEK JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY

Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. “It was bad enough that you couldn’t get out of your driveway,” he said.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cheaper climate change solutions available now—Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting climate change is about will and not about capacity, United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to an international panel’s report that greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Gov’t must act on climate’

‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” made by a recent United Nations report on climate change should prod the government to improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to three civil society groups.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UNDP chief Helen Clark challenges Aquino on fight vs climate change

Ten-year old Barbie Gonza receives a comforting hug from UNDP’s Administrator Helen Clark in Tacloban City. The grade-four student of San Jose Central Elementary School shared the story of her survival from Typhoon Haiyan that claimed over 100 of her classmates. UNDP helped clear the debris from her school, which reopen two months after the crisis. Photo Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP

United Nations Development Program Chief Helen Clark on Thursday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to make a strong statement before the international community to combat climate change following the devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that claimed more than 6,000 lives.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US: World in 2013 was 4th hottest on record

Children line up to receive a Christmas gift from volunteers near a giant lantern with the colors of the Philippine flag, in Tacloban City, which was devastated by the November 8 Typhoon Yolanda. AP

Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »