World's top emitter China aims to go carbon neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi's...

Key EU states worry South America trade pact may hurt Amazon

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU countries remained divided Monday on whether to approve a preliminary free trade deal drafted last year with South American countries because of concerns related to the Amazon defor...

Greenpeace occupies Swedish oil refinery over expansion plans

Swedish police said Sunday they'd arrested six Greenpeace women activists who'd trespassed into the Brofjorden oil port and refinery to protest the planned expansion of the facility by its ope...

Portugal: Young climate activists take 33 countries to court

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Six young Portuguese activists launched Thursday a European human rights case against 33 countries in the latest legal effort to force governments to step up their fight agains...

South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Dharala River burst its banks in early July, Kamal Hossain left his home with five members of his family to take shelter in a school in northern Bangladesh, carrying ...

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. ...

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,...

UN states reach deal on declaration marking 75th anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 members of the United Nations reached agreement on a declaration to commemorate this year’s 75th anniversary of the world organization, recalling the U.N.’s successes and...

Scandinavian Airlines gets $1.5 billion to survive crisis

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines said Tuesday it is getting an aid package worth 14.25 billion kronor ($1.5 billion) after an agreement with its main shareholders, securing the carrier’s surviva...

From battery performance to cyber and fire: Growth of electric cars comes with a host of new risks and claims scenarios for manufacturers, suppliers and insurers, Allianz warns

Government policies on climate change and consumer demand could see the number of electric cars reach 100 million by start of next decade compared with seven million today.China is the world's larg...

UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021

BERLIN (AP) — Host Britain said Thursday that the next global climate talks, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be held in Glasgow from Nov. 1-12, 2021. The U.N. tal...

UN chief: Use pandemic to 'rebuild our world for the better'

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed how fragile societies are but that if governments work together on common challenges, inclu...

AP interview: Gore says backing Biden isn't 'rocket science'

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore, now one of the world's leading climate activists, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Wednesday, declaring that choosing the presumptive Democratic no...

Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief

BERLIN (AP) — The top U.N. climate official on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission, which environmental campaigners say shows no real ambition to increase existing...

EU commission unveils climate law amid criticism

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday for its first ever climate law, which will act as the basis of the European Union's...