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 ...

Sep 22, 2016

Hundreds of scientists blast Trump's stance on climate

Nearly 400 global scientists have signed an open letter slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for vowing to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, warning of dire consequences for the environment if he is elected. “A ‘Parexit’ would send a clear signal to the ...

Sep 19, 2016

Five snippets of information about VW's 'Dieselgate' scandal

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry. Billions of dollars in compensation later and mired ...

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

Sep 16, 2016

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverge on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than 2 degrees Celsius. The broad challenge in meeting that goal — the ...

Aug 25, 2016

California legislature passes climate change bills

California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s climate change fighting efforts to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The state Senate voted 25-13 in support of a bill that sets ...