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 ...

Jul 15, 2015

Climate, IS group top list of global worries: poll

Climate change is a big worry in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but the Islamic State group inspires more anxiety among Europeans and North Americans, a global opinion poll released Tuesday suggests. The Pew Research Center in Washington said it interviewed 45,435 respondents in ...

First electric planes fly over English Channel

Jul 10, 2015

First electric planes fly over English Channel

Airbus flew its electric plane across the English Channel for the first time Friday, hours after a French pilot made a similar voyage in his electric plane — journeys seen as a symbolically important step toward making electronic flight viable in the long term. ...

Jul 3, 2015

Rising number of local governments set targets to cut emissions

Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday. The Compact of States and Regions, launched last ...