Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent

Recent and archived articles by Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent

23 Aug 2018 | 7:40 PM

Imitate Vaxjo? As heat rises, Swedish city goes green - and thrives

VAXJO, Sweden (Reuters) - Ringed by forests in southern Sweden, the city of Vaxjo is thriving even as it cuts greenhouse gas emissions at rates more typical of economic crashes in recessions or wars.

20 Aug 2018 | 6:40 PM

Heatwaves, rains may become more severe as weather stalls - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday.

22 Jun 2018 | 2:12 AM

Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea level rise

OSLO, June 21 (Reuters) - Antarctica's bedrock is rising surprisingly fast as a vast mass of ice melts into the oceans, a trend that might slow an ascent in sea levels caused by global warming, scientists said on Thursday.

14 Jun 2018 | 1:13 AM

Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels

OSLO (Reuters) - An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimetre since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday.

11 May 2018 | 1:10 AM

Logjam for Paris climate 'rule book' as end-2018 deadline looms

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Governments made slow progress on a "rule book" for a global climate accord after two weeks of talks ending on Thursday and agreed to a new round of negotiations to break a diplomatic logjam before a year-end deadline for a deal.

27 Feb 2018 | 12:23 AM

'Wacky' weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe

OSLO (Reuters) - A freak warming around the North Pole is sending a blast of Arctic cold over Europe in a sign of "wacky" weather that may happen more often with man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.

18 Jan 2018 | 11:45 PM

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 - U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

4 Jan 2018 | 10:10 PM

2017 was second hottest year on record, after 2016 - European data

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring centre said on Thursday.

22 Dec 2017 | 3:57 AM

Climate change seen causing big rise in migrant flow to EU by 2100

OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid global warming could almost triple the number of migrants reaching the European Union by 2100, adding to factors such as war and persecution that force people to leave home, scientists said on Thursday.

30 Nov 2017 | 11:40 PM

Scientists look to Bali volcano for clues to curb climate change

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.