How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Aug 30, 2015

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: “How will it affect my livelihood?” Well, that depends — on your profession, your age, and exactly where you live, among other things. Here, then, are a few scenarios for a ...

Aug 30, 2015

Europe fails to meet recycling goals for electronics

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and Interpol said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to the European targets of ...

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Aug 30, 2015

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. A lot of riders ...

Aug 14, 2015

Fifteen U.S. states seek to block EPA carbon rule

Fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington on Thursday to block new U.S. rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants, in the first of several expected legal challenges to the Obama administration measure. States that oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s ...

China 'exporting' ozone pollution to US: study

Aug 12, 2015

China 'exporting' ozone pollution to US: study

Progress slashing unhealthy ozone in the western United States has largely been undone by pollution wafting across the Pacific from China, according to a study published Monday. Scientists have long suspected this might explain why ozone levels along the U.S. west coast remained constant ...

Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Aug 11, 2015

Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Australia plans to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday, but environmentalists said the target fell well short of what was needed to tackle global warming. Abbott said his conservative government’s target ...

Aug 3, 2015

Obama's climate legacy takes shape with move on power plants

The Obama administration on Monday was to issue rules to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, a move designed to secure the president’s legacy on climate and one which has already influenced the campaigns of those who want to succeed him. The Environmental ...

Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from U.S. power plants

Aug 2, 2015

Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from U.S. power plants

President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. A year ...