Climate change: Is the 1.5 C target a mirage?

Apr 21, 2016

Climate change: Is the 1.5 C target a mirage?

The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change. But scientists tasked with explaining how to get there are less than thrilled. The U.N.’s climate science panel announced ...

Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study

Apr 7, 2016

Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study

Predictions of unprecedented rainfall extremes in the 20th century driven by global warming turned out wrong, a study said Wednesday, casting doubt on methods used to project future trends. A massive trawl of Northern Hemisphere rainfall data for the last 1,200 years revealed there ...

FTC sues VW on behalf of U.S. consumers over deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

Mar 30, 2016

FTC sues VW on behalf of U.S. consumers over deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

The U.S. government filed suit against Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the German automaker deceived American consumers by promoting supposedly “clean diesel” vehicles that were actually fitted with illegal pollution-cheating devices. The Federal Trade Commission said it is seeking a federal court order requiring Volkswagen ...

Mar 23, 2016

Australia announces fund for clean energy, in break with past

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said the country would establish a 1 billion Australian dollar ($760 million) fund for innovation in clean energy, a major departure from his predecessor’s much-maligned approach to climate change. Conservative former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was criticized ...