Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Jun 13, 2014

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Thursday said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef would avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed less pollutants are entering the water. UNESCO had warned that without action on water quality and rampant coastal development, the reef ...

Jun 11, 2014

Eel farmers buoyed by rising supply

Eel farming in Japan appears to be on the mend following several years of dwindling catches in waters around the country. But it remains to be seen if the new rise in the supply of glass, or baby, eels will lower prices at supermarkets ...

Jun 6, 2014

G-7 backs ambitious 2015 deal on climate

The world’s leading industrialized nations Thursday gave their backing to a global deal on climate change in 2015 after promises from the United States at the start of the week galvanized momentum. The new U.S. plan to cut emissions from power plants by 30 ...

Jun 3, 2014

U.S. emissions cuts a 'bold step,' Japan says

The United States’ proposed cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from its power plants is a bold step to tackle climate change, Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara says. “There are many states that are dependent on coal power,” Ishihara said at a news conference in Tokyo. “We ...

Young Cousteau to live underwater for month

Jun 2, 2014

Young Cousteau to live underwater for month

Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his grandfather Jacques’ films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he is adding to his family’s sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys. Cousteau dove Sunday to Aquarius Reef Base, ...

Obama courts peril in carbon rule

Jun 1, 2014

Obama courts peril in carbon rule

A new pollution rule the Obama administration plans to announce Monday will be a cornerstone of the president’s environmental legacy and arguably the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades. But it is not one the White House wanted. As with other issues, the ...

Jun 1, 2014

China, India may hinder U.S. steps on warming

by Mark Drajem

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to take his boldest step to halt the rise of the oceans and stop the warming of the planet. But it won’t be enough unless the rest of the world follows. Trimming carbon emissions from U.S. power plants ...