Dec 8, 2017

German prosecutors probe BMW diesel cheating claims

German prosecutors on Thursday said they have opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that luxury carmaker BMW used a defeat device to cheat diesel emissions tests in at least one of its models. It comes after environmental group DUH this week said tests carried out ...

Global warming outpaces current forecasts: study

/ Dec 7, 2017

Global warming outpaces current forecasts: study

The U.N.'s forecast for global warming is about 15 percent too low, which means end-of-century temperatures could be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than currently predicted, said a study released Wednesday. The prediction makes the already daunting challenge of capping global warming at "well under" 2.0 ...

Volcanic science labs offer climate clues

/ Dec 1, 2017

Volcanic science labs offer climate clues

Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible shortcut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth. Volcanoes are emerging as natural geoengineering labs, adding a veil of sulfur dioxide ...