Nov 18, 2016

Four nations map course to carbon-free economies

When it comes to purging fossil fuels from the global economy by mid-century — our only hope of staving off catastrophic climate change — it turns out that you can’t get there from here without a good map. That’s the thinking behind detailed, long-term ...

German prosecutors widen VW 'dieselgate' probe to board chairman

Nov 7, 2016

German prosecutors widen VW 'dieselgate' probe to board chairman

German prosecutors probing whether Volkswagen executives manipulated the markets in the wake of the “dieselgate” scandal have widened their investigation to include the group’s supervisory board chief, the embattled auto giant said Sunday. VW said the probe had now also ensnared board Chairman Hans ...

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Sep 22, 2016

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Thirty-one countries on Wednesday ratified a climate rescue pact concluded in Paris last December, bringing the hard-fought international treaty a step closer to taking legal effect. These are the key points in the Paris Agreement, which needs the official sanction of countries emitting 55 ...