EPA official: government must plan for climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday...

Maryland's GOP governor commits to US Climate Alliance

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday committed to joining a bipartisan coalition of states to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The U.S. Climate ...

Business Highlights

___ As companies give bonuses, prospect of pay gains still hazy WASHINGTON (AP) — American Airlines is handing out $1,000 bonuses to its employees. So are AT&T,...

The Latest: NYC sues oil companies over climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's actions on oil investments, and lawsuit against oil companies over climate change (all times local): 11:55 a.m. New Yo...

NYC taking steps to divest pension funds of fossil fuels

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of entities divesting themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. ...

Flag-raising ceremony held on Taiwan's Taiping Island

A national flag-raising ceremony took place Jan. 1 on Taiping Island in the Nansha (Spratly) Islands, underscoring the unwavering determination of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government to safeguar...

Q&A: How is the growth of bitcoin affecting the environment?

The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Some questions and an...

A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that Republicans in the House passed early Wednesday morning and the Senate is expected to ap...

A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing. It's not only a political score f...

EPA chief jets to Morocco to help promote fossil fuel use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency flew to Morocco this week to help encourage the North African kingdom to import liquefied natural gas from the United States, promptin...

Follow the money: investors lead charge on climate change

BERLIN (AP) — An international summit Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has drawn world leaders, celebrities, companies and environmental groups to the French capit...

Green cash, carbon tax: What to expect at Paris climate meet

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting an international summit Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, hoping to inject the pact with new energy after ...

EPA gathers coal country comments about climate plan repeal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The coal industry and environmentalists are squaring off at a two-day public hearing over the Trump administration's planned repeal of an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warmin...

German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine

BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany says an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine. Cologne's administrative court ruled Fr...

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr...