Merkel: Markets, not just bans, needed to curb CO2 emissions

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says market-based mechanisms such as carbon pricing will be necessary to effectively reduce emissions of climate-warming gases. Merkel s...

Japan’s 7-Eleven stores to wrap rice balls in biomass plastic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan’s convenience store giant, 7-Eleven Japan, announced on Monday (June 24) it will begin wrapping its onigiri rice balls in biomass plastic wraps from July, reported ...

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal

BERLIN (AP) — The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas em...

Taiwan's sea levels rising faster than global average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's sea levels are rising at a higher rate than the rest of the world due to global warming, and the country may only have 12 years to move its capital inland to avoid...

'Grand Theft Europe' — tax fraudsters reportedly stealing millions from governments

A new report published on Tuesday revealed a €50 billion ($56 billion) tax fraud scheme that has been gathering steam in Europe for years — and Germany is both the biggest victim and enable...

'Grand Theft Europe' - reports tax fraudsters stealing millions from governments

A new report published on Tuesday revealed a €50 billion ($56 million) tax fraud scheme that has been gathering steam in Europe for years – and Germany is both the biggest victim and enable...

Climate change missing as US defends Arctic policy

ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in th...

Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's econ...

EU backs cuts to CO2 emissions from trucks

The European Union reached a provisional agreement in the early hours of Tuesday morning to cut greenhouse gas emissions from trucks by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 levels. If formally approve...

Asia faces tough contradictions in dealing with climate change

On Saturday climate change delegates continued their latest round of negotiations on implementing the Paris Agreement at the UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland. The delegates at COP24 worked t...

Can India take the lead on Asia's renewable energy future?

Asian economic giants India and China are using the global stage laid out at the UN climate conference currently taking place in Poland to tell the world they can continue their burgeoning economic de...

Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green

LONDON (AP) — As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind. European and U.S. tech companies, including one bac...

China issues air pollution warnings, 79 cities blanketed in heavy smog

Along with 78 other cities, China's capital, Beijing, was again blanketed in thick winter smog on Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Air pollution warnings were issued across the...

Could oil nation Norway help save the climate?

For those of us who thought installing solar panels, planting trees and switching to an electric car would do the trick, this month's report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change w...

European Parliament wants 40 percent CO2 emissions cut for new cars by 2030

Europe's assembly voted in Strasbourg on Wednesday to press for a 40 percent drop in CO2 emitted by new cars and vans by the end of the next decade as part of its negotiating stance ahead of the l...