UN climate chief: pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s climate chief says deadlines set by some of the world's top polluters to end greenhouse gas emissions, along with president-elect Joe Biden's pledge to take the United States ...

India only G20 nation doing its 'fair share' to meet 2 degree goal — report

India is the only country on track among the G20 nations to meet its climate change mitigation commitments, according to a the 2020 Climate Transparency report published on Wednesday. Climate Transpa...

UN envoy lays lays out strategy for financing climate battle

LONDON (AP) — The U.N.’s special envoy for climate change on Monday laid out a strategy for financing efforts to cut carbon emissions, calling on companies to be more transparent about their efforts a...

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

BERLIN (AP) — The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change. The move, long...

Top Norway court hears 'stop oil drilling' case

The appeal led by Greenpeace Norway and local group Nature and Youth before Norway's Supreme Court, the Bokmal, is expected to run seven days, into next week. A ruling is not expected until Decemb...

US Paris climate pact exit, vote may dictate how world warms

What happens on election day will to some degree determine how much more hot and nasty the world’s climate will likely get, experts say. The day after the presidential election, the ...

EU leaders divided over new climate goals for 2030

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders remain divided about a more ambitious target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and will not reach an agreement at their summit starting Thursday. ...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths. ...

Indian researcher in Taiwan harnessing hydrogen for greener future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-based team is accelerating its pace in the race to maximize the potential of hydrogen fuel, one of the amplest and cleanest energy sources. Despite the high te...

'Wake up': Climate activist Nakate challenges world leaders

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate challenged world leaders to “wake up” and recognize climate change as a crisis as she tied it to poverty, hunger, disease, conflict and v...

Earth saw its warmest September on record: EU

The Earth has experienced its warmest September since record-keeping began, according to a European Union agency's report published Wednesday. The Copernicus Climate Change Service, which tracks ...

Germany welcomes China climate goal, sees need for EU action

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China's plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, contrasting it with the U.S. failure to abide by the goals of the Paris climate accord. ...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise n...

Xi’s carbon-neutral pledge doesn't stand up to scrutiny

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (習近平) was given a platform at the UN General Assembly last week to whitewash his regime's culpability for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic...

Whitmer offers 'carbon-neutral' climate plan for Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday called for Michigan to become “carbon neutral” by 2050 in the fight against climate change, which would require steep reductions in green...