Merkel to address climate talks amid calls for coal exit

BONN, Germany (AP) — World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. Attention will focus in p...

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___ Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are...

China signs on to Alaska gas pipeline, but it's far from set

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest push in a decadeslong effort to commercialize vast stores of Alaska's natural gas got a boost when the state announced a deal with three Chinese companies. But the ...

Senate confirms Trump EPA nominee with oil industry ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to a key post at the Environmental Protection Agency. Energy industry lawyer William Wehrum is Tr...

Taiwan's carbon emissions highest in ten years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) According to the latest carbon emission report carried out by the Environmental Protection Administration under the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s carbon emissions have reached th...

Pruitt names more industry insiders to EPA science boards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has named a slate of new members to federal science advisory boards, including several who work for chemical and fossil-fuel interests...

Shell profits rise more than expected as prices rise

LONDON (AP) — Energy company Shell says its earnings rose more than expected in the third quarter as it benefited from higher market prices and an expansion into gas production. Roya...

Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will replace the panels that advise him on science and public health issues with new members holding more diverse views. ...

GOP senators advance Trump EPA nominees over Dems' objection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has voted along party lines to advance the nominations of four of President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 17 The New York Times on ending cash-register justice: Toward the end of the...

Trump to nominate climate skeptic as environmental adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as one of his top environmental advisers. The...

Exxon says it will reduce methane leaks from gas drilling

DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil vows to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from its natural gas drilling operations. But company officials have declined to put a figure ...

Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world. ...

Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits fo...

Japan commission supports nuclear power despite Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission has issued a report calling for nuclear energy to remain a key component of the country's energy mix despite broad public support f...