The latest research shows that carbon emissions from Irish homes are the highest in the 28-member European Union. Large-scale use of coal, peat and oil is blamed.
There are more herbivores and creatures that parasitize other animals, but those that consume carrion and decomposing plants seem to be on the way down, scientists say.
For their own selfish reasons the Saudis may inadvertently be helping the world avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
It is difficult to look at the state of the planet and the current political leadership and see much hope.
The event also showcases the electric car industry’s scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.
Fears that the supply of cocoa beans will dry up lead a confectionery giant to create a plan to help farmers have a sustainable future.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells consumers to throw away their store-bought romaine and warns restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak in several states.