Mar 23, 2016

Australia announces fund for clean energy, in break with past


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 ...

Mar 11, 2016

Record leap in carbon dioxide seen in 2015

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, U.S. government scientists reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases and the effects of global warming. The measurement came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Mar 4, 2016

Japan to conduct road tests for diesel vehicles over NOx concerns

The transport ministry plans to start road trials for diesel vehicles after the amounts of nitrogen oxide emitted from four of six models exceeded the maximum-allowable level in a recent test. Transport minister Keiichi Ishii told a news conference on Friday that no software ...