Nina Chestney

Recent and archived articles by Nina Chestney

7 Feb 2019 | 4:30 PM

IBM develops new technology to help prevent power outages

IBM Corp has developed technology to predict and monitor when and where trees and vegetation threaten power lines which could help improve power supply operations and reduce outages.

As well as identifying and predicting outage threats, IBM's new system can also help with grid reliability, wildfire prevention, storm management and assessment. — Reuters
16 Dec 2018 | 7:22 PM

Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarised world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising.

15 Dec 2018 | 7:29 PM

Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

12 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

Ministers - but few leaders - arrive for crucial part of climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Brexit turmoil and French riots have kept many government chiefs away from the final and crucial week of U.N. climate talks, with only four national leaders present on Tuesday.

11 Dec 2018 | 6:37 PM

Climate policies put world on track for 3.3C warming - CAT study

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Average world temperatures are on track to far exceed the central goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday.

6 Dec 2018 | 2:05 AM

Global carbon emissions set to rise further this year - study

(Reuters) - Global carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise nearly 3 percent this year due to continued fossil fuel use, scientists said on Wednesday, dashing hopes that an increase in 2017 was temporary after two years of slowdown.

6 Dec 2018 | 2:04 AM

Greenland's ice sheet melting faster than thought - research

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than previously thought and continued global warming will accelerate thawing and contribute to rising sea levels, scientists said in a paper published on Wednesday.

29 Nov 2018 | 2:31 PM

Pressure mounts to bury carbon emissions, but who will pay?

LONDON (Reuters) - When countries gather on Sunday to hammer out how they will enact pledges to cut carbon emissions, a Norwegian-led oil consortium will offer a solution: pump some of your excess carbon dioxide to us and we could store it for you.

27 Nov 2018 | 7:29 PM

Factbox: A field guide to U.N. climate jargon

(Reuters) - Representatives from around 195 countries meet in Poland from Dec. 2-14 to agree on the rules of a landmark climate pact. Decades of climate talks have spawned a host of acronyms and jargon. Here is a guide:

27 Nov 2018 | 7:24 PM

Political divisions cloud Poland climate talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Divisions within Europe and tension between the United States and China pose major challenges to the next round of United Nations talks on climate change. The most important U.N. climate conference since the Paris Agreement of 2015 opens on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, in one of the most polluted coal-mining regions in Europe. Success, according to the conference's Polish host, will need a miracle.