Study: Central Europe to face major droughts without climate action

Central Europe will see a significant increase in droughts towards the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced, according to a study led by the Helmholtz Center for Environme...

UN chief: World 'at the breaking point' due to inequalities

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism protests...

Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans hav...

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years

GENEVA (AP) — The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency...

Hong Kong 2050 is Now: Hong Kong Think Tank Urges Immediate Climate Actions

Hong Kong can achieve net zero emissions by 2050 if all parties act now HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 29 June 2020 - If we act now, Hong Kong can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9...

Thunberg has hope for climate, despite leaders' inaction

BERLIN (AP) — Preparing for her appearance before the U.N. General Assembly last fall, Greta Thunberg found herself constantly interrupted by world leaders, including U.N. chief Antonio Guterres and G...

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission pledged Thursday to stay away from fossil-fueled projects in its coronavirus recovery strategy, and to stick to its target of making Europe the first climate ne...

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's ...

UN chief: World should follow South Korea on COVID-19 fight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief said he hopes many countries in the world will follow the “remarkable example” of South Korea, which he said has been “extremely successful” in addressin...

Biden reaches deal to let Sanders keep hundreds of delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has agreed to let former primary rival Bernie Sanders keep hundreds of delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidenti...

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...

Taiwan scientists plead for emergency climate action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 143 scientists from Taiwan have signed a petition to call for immediate action to address the climate emergency. Led by seven of the nation's environment...

Oil and gas giant Shell targets 'net zero' emissions by 2050

BERLIN (AP) — Energy company Royal Dutch Shell told investors Thursday that it aims to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2050, a move that was welcomed by some climate campaigners even...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 11 The New York Times on paid sick leave: Walmart, th...

Virginia lawmakers send 'historic' energy bill to governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Friday to a sweeping energy bill that would overhaul how the state's utilities generate electricity, a measure environmental groups and other...