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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An environmental advocacy group sued the U.S.

CHENNAI: Coral reefs are on a decline globally.

An environmental advocacy group sued the US government on Tuesday for failing to release records that could show why it has not filed a report required under a global climate compact.

PUNE: January this year was something of a paradox in the age of global warming. It was the coldest January since 2012, but this winter was the fourth warmest the last 117 years.

Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked.

We live in an age of dramatic change. Urbanisation and industrialisation are growing at a phenomenal pace.

The world's fisheries will be, on average, 20 per cent less productive in the year 2300, according to a study.

With 22 heads of states, including French President Emmanuel Macron, in attendance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spelt out India's commitment to act against climate change and start a 'global solar

Accessing climate finance remains a challenge for developing and less developed countries. To cover the costs of mitigation actions, countries tap into national public funds, international public finance, and private sector investments. However, the level of success in accessing finance continues to be low.

"The adverse impact of climate change are in the form of avalanches, cold injuries like frost bite and chilblains, snow slides and scarcity of water," he said.