Environment Sep 4, 2018

Bangkok climate conference sounds alarm ahead of U.N. summit

Time is running out to save the Paris Agreement, United Nations climate experts warned Tuesday at a key Bangkok meeting, as rich nations were accused of shirking their responsibility for environmental damage. The six-day U.N. conference opened with an urgent plea from delegates to finalize ...

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

World / Politics Aug 19, 2018

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

U.S. leader Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them. The move, combined with a rollback of automobile efficiency mandates proposed earlier this month, represents a significant ...

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Business Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Environmental groups have filed lawsuits seeking to thwart expansion at Heathrow airport, with two complaints challenging the U.K. government over its approval of a third runway at the London hub. Lawyers for Friends of the Earth said Tuesday that they filed a request for a ...

Negotiators hope to breathe life into Paris accord

World / Science & Health Apr 30, 2018

Negotiators hope to breathe life into Paris accord

Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations who are gathering this week for climate talks in Bonn face a daunting task: bringing the 2015 Paris Agreement to life. The world's only climate treaty pledges to cap global warming at "well under" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 ...