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09/24/2019

Tropical Storm Karen shows signs of fading as it nears Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Karen showed signs of weakening on Monday as it churned closer to Puerto Rico, but the system is still likely to bring heavy rains to the U.S. island territory this week, forecasters sa...
09:36, 09/24/2019

Young climate activists accuse world leaders of violating child rights through inaction Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists on Monday filed a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child alleging that world leaders' inaction on t...
09:36, 09/24/2019

UK should include aviation, shipping in net zero emission goal: advisers The aviation and shipping sectors should formally be included in Britain's target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the government's climate advisers said on Tuesday....
09:36, 09/24/2019

U.S. judge issues 11th-hour halt to Tongass National Forest timber sale A federal judge on Monday temporarily halted a Trump administration plan for logging in part of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, barring a disputed lease sale a day before bids were to be opened...
09:36, 09/24/2019

China pledges new impetus in climate efforts after 2020 China will inject new impetus into climate change efforts after 2020, and use its Belt and Road initiative to boost cooperation in the fight on global warming, the government's top diplomat, State Cou...
09:36, 09/24/2019

'My soul's calling': Indonesian policeman battles forest fires Wearing green gumboots and hauling a bucket of water, Indonesian policeman Toha runs up a road on the island of Borneo, where forest fires have filled the air with thick gray smoke and swirling cinder...
09:36, 09/24/2019

Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate: report Nuclear power is losing ground to renewables in terms of both cost and capacity as its reactors are increasingly seen as less economical and slower to reverse carbon emissions, an industry report said...
09:36, 09/24/2019

Macau's casino hub sees boom in endangered wildlife trade: report Imports into Macau of endangered wildlife products more than doubled in a decade and will likely soar due to rising spending power and tourism in the Chinese territory that's the world's largest gambl...
09:36, 09/24/2019

Koizumi's 'sexy' words on climate change ring hollow for some in Japan Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi's call to make climate change "cool" and "sexy" rang false to some Japanese activists on Tuesday, who said he needed to lay down some clear policy....
09:36, 09/24/2019

China warns of heavy smog during anniversary celebrations China's northern regions are facing a sustained period of pollution for at least the next two weeks, the environment ministry warned, with heavy smog threatening to overshadow the country's National D...
09:36, 09/24/2019

Tropical Depression Karen regains strength as it churns toward Puerto Rico Tropical Depression Karen, which weakened late Monday, was regaining its might and could again become a tropical storm as it threatens to come ashore in Puerto Rico later Tuesday, bringing severe wind...
09:36, 09/24/2019

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action Speaking at the beginning of the UN’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, the 16-year-old acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, was unsparing in her criticism of world leaders, telling them that the...
00:00, 09/24/2019

Actions not words: what was promised at the UN’s landmark climate summit? UN Secretary-General warned leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with beautiful speeches, but to present concrete plans for cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and strategie...
00:00, 09/24/2019

France's Cannes to ban polluting cruise ships Mediterranean resort town Cannes, France's fourth-biggest cruise ship port, will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air quality in the city....
21:36, 09/23/2019

BOE's Carney urges financial sector to transform management of climate risk Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that the financial sector must transform its management of climate risk, warning that global warming would prompt reassessments of the value of ever...
21:36, 09/23/2019

Without Brazil, donors unlock $500 million to preserve rainforests International donors agreed on Monday to free up more than $500 million in aid to protect tropical rainforests, including the Amazon where wildfires are raging, France's president said on Monday at a ...
21:36, 09/23/2019

Tropical Storm Karen could weaken to depression later on Monday: NHC Tropical Storm Karen may weaken to a tropical depression or degenerate into an open wave later on Monday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory....
21:36, 09/23/2019

Newark officials say temporary filters 97% successful in removing lead from water Preliminary lead testing in New Jersey's largest city, where old pipes are blamed for leaching the toxic metal into drinking water, show temporary filters are at least 97% successful in supplying clea...
21:36, 09/23/2019

Strike for the climate, Italy's education minister tells students Italy's education minister encouraged students to skip school and take part in climate protests on Friday, when people in several countries are expected to take to the streets following a worldwide pr...
21:36, 09/23/2019

Young climate activists accuse world leaders' of violating child rights through inaction Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists on Monday filed a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child alleging that world leaders' inaction on t...
21:36, 09/23/2019

California ex-governor launches climate partnership with China Former California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday announced the launch of a partnership between China and the University of California at Berkeley to advance research into low-carbon technology to figh...
21:36, 09/23/2019

Big donors to unblock $500 million in aid for tropical forests: France Big international donors will unblock an additional $500 million in aid for the protection of tropical forests, including the Amazon where wildfires are raging, a French presidency official said on Mo...
19:00, 09/23/2019

Russia gives definitive approval to Paris climate accord Russia said it would implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday approved a government resolution signifying Moscow's final acceptance of ...
19:00, 09/23/2019

German coal closure auctions could be costly, insufficient: study German climate protection plans involving the closure of some coal plants might cost 1.2 billion euros ($1.32 billion) by 2030 without achieving the desired reductions in carbon emissions, an independ...
19:00, 09/23/2019

Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms near Cabo Verde Islands: U.S. NHC Tropical Depression Thirteen has strengthened into Storm Lorenzo over the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday....
19:00, 09/23/2019

Climate activists block traffic in U.S. capital, chain themselves to sailboat Activists seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change blocked major traffic hubs in the U.S. capital on Monday - chaining themselves to a sailboat in one location - as they sought to ...
19:00, 09/23/2019

Greta Thunberg to U.N. climate summit: 'you have stolen my dreams' Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg told world leaders at the opening of a United Nations conference on Monday that they had stolen her childhood with "empty words."...
19:00, 09/23/2019

Climate change is 'challenge of civilization,' Pope tells U.N. conference Pope Francis told world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Monday that climate change was a "challenge of civilization" they had to tackle while a window of opportunity was still open....
19:00, 09/23/2019

Mexican president criticizes Constellation's brewery in Mexican border city Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday criticized the location of Constellation Brands Inc's planned brewery in the northern border city of Mexicali, in the latest swipe at a major in...
19:00, 09/23/2019

Teenager Thunberg angrily tells U.N. climate summit 'you have stolen my dreams' Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat clima...
19:00, 09/23/2019

Danish pension funds back 'green transition' with $50 billion Danish private pension funds on Monday pledged to invest more than $50 billion in green assets over the next decade to fight climate change, as part of Denmark's ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emis...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Russia PM Medvedev signs resolution on Paris climate accord: RIA Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that he had signed a government resolution on the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, a step towards ratifying the accord, the RIA news...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Salgado's Amazonia photos beamed on Assisi basilica to warn of threat Hundreds of people braved driving rain on Sunday night to see pictures of Amazonia by famed Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado beamed onto the Basilica of St. Francis and to hear him talk of the...
15:49, 09/23/2019

WMO urges drastic action as global average temperature set to rise again The global average temperature is set to rise to at least 1.2 to 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) official said on Mo...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Shipping sector sets course for zero carbon vessels, fuel by 2030 Leading ports, banks, oil and shipping companies on Monday launched an initiative which aims to have ships and marine fuels with zero carbon emissions on the high seas by 2030, in another step by the ...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Pension funds and insurers pledge climate action at U.N. summit Insurers and pension funds managing $2.3 trillion pledged on Monday to shift their portfolios away from carbon-heavy industries in the hope of triggering snowballing climate commitments from other big...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Climate activists block traffic in U.S. capital Activists seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change blocked major traffic hubs in the U.S. capital on Monday, drawing attention to a U.N. Climate Summit that will be attended by lea...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Indonesia government considering harsher punishments for forest burners Indonesian authorities are studying a plan to mete out harsher penalties to companies found burning forest and peat land, an environment ministry official said, as the country faces its worst forest f...
15:49, 09/23/2019

Danish pensions to put $50 billion into green investments Danish pension funds plan to invest more than $50 billion in green assets to fight climate change, they said in a statement on Monday ahead of a United Nations climate summit in New York....
12:50, 09/23/2019

Depression Thirteen likely to strengthen into tropical storm: U.S. NHC Tropical Depression Thirteen is expected to become a tropical storm later on Monday and a hurricane by Tuesday night or early Wednesday over the eastern Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center sa...
12:50, 09/23/2019

Climate activists plan to block traffic in U.S. capital Activists seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change aim to blockade major traffic hubs in the U.S. capital on Monday, drawing attention to a U.N. Climate Summit that will be attende...
12:50, 09/23/2019

WMO sees global average temperature at new record in five years The global average temperature is set to rise to at least 1.2 to 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) official said on Mo...
12:50, 09/23/2019

Tropical Storm Karen forms in Caribbean as it takes aim at Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Karen took shape near the Windward Islands of the Caribbean on Sunday as it headed for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back hurri...
08:24, 09/23/2019

Markets face major risks over lax climate forecasts, top investors warn Financial markets risk major disruptions by relying on business-as-usual forecasts that underestimate the impact of climate-change policies that are expected to abruptly tighten next decade, a leading...
08:24, 09/23/2019

Jerry to weaken in next few days south of Bermuda: NHC Tropical storm Jerry is expected to hold steady over the Western Atlantic and gradually weaken over the next few days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday....
08:24, 09/23/2019

China's Hebei province orders industries to step up smog controls Major steelmaking districts in China's Hebei province plan to slash output in the last week of September to improve air quality ahead of National Day celebrations next week, documents reviewed by Reut...
08:24, 09/23/2019

Britain to create 1 billion pound fund for clean energy technology Britain will create a 1 billion pound ($1.25 billion) fund for scientists around the world to create and test new technology to help developing countries reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Boris ...
08:24, 09/23/2019

Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists warn climate change ‘hitting harder and sooner’ than forecast Top climate scientists issued a report on Sunday showing that over the last several years, sea-level rise, planetary warming, shrinking ice sheets and carbon pollution have accelerated; a sobering cal...
07:36, 09/23/2019

Germany's Greens promise to strengthen climate plan after protests Germany's Greens said on Sunday they planned to use their strength in the upper house of parliament to sharpen a government climate protection package that disappointed many activists....
15:24, 09/22/2019

Firefighters in Bolivia lose hope of taming blazes as burned area doubles Bolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country's lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the droug...
12:24, 09/22/2019

Big companies commit to slash emissions ahead of U.N. climate summit Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon futur...
08:37, 09/22/2019

At UN, youth activists press for bold action on climate emergency, vow to hold leaders accountable at the ballot box Students and young activists on Saturday threw down the gauntlet to world leaders heading to United Nations Headquarters next week for high-level climate talks, demanding that they “stop wasting time”...
07:48, 09/22/2019

After strikes, youth climate activists keep pressure on leaders Young climate change activists delivered a strong message to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday: If elected officials do not take strong actions to combat climate change, t...
03:24, 09/22/2019

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and an aftershock only slightly weaker shook the Albanian port town of Durres on Saturday, rocking buildings there and in the capital Tirana and sendi...
03:24, 09/22/2019

Lorena weakens to a tropical storm as it nears mainland Mexico Hurricane Lorena weakened to a tropical storm as it approached northwestern Mexico on Saturday, bringing with it heavy wind and rain, U.S. forecasters said....
03:24, 09/22/2019

World’s 1.8 billion youth must ‘have a say in the future of the planet’ It is “crucial” that the world’s 1.8 billion young people have a say in the fight against climate change and ultimately “the future of the planet” according to the UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanaya...
11:48, 09/21/2019

Hurricane Lorena drenches parts of Gulf of California, moves north of Mexico's Los Cabos Hurricane Lorena lashed parts of the Gulf of California with heavy rains and strong winds on Friday evening, wrongfooting meteorologists with a shift that sent it moving northwest away from the Mexica...
11:12, 09/21/2019

U.N. aviation agency head says open to meeting climate activist Greta Thunberg The secretary general of the U.N. aviation agency said on Friday she is open to meeting with Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who will lead a Montreal climate protest next week in part targeti...
02:48, 09/21/2019

In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global w...
02:48, 09/21/2019

Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest, wors...
02:48, 09/21/2019

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-ye...
02:48, 09/21/2019

U.S. NHC says 40% chance of cyclone off Windward Islands A tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands has a 40% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday....
02:48, 09/21/2019

Jerry weakens into category 1 Atlantic hurricane: U.S. NHC Jerry has weakened into a category 1 Atlantic hurricane and is expected to weaken further during the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday....
22:24, 09/20/2019

Arctic expedition to investigate 'epicentre of climate change' Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change....
22:24, 09/20/2019

Germany to raise incentives for buying electric cars: climate policy document The German government will raise incentives for buying electric cars under its new climate plan, as well as raising road tolls for trucks from 2023 and pumping money into rail operator Deutsche Bahn, ...
22:24, 09/20/2019

Ships resume guiding vessels to Beaumont, Texas: U.S. Coast Guard Pilots resumed steering vessels along the ship channel to Beaumont, Texas, on Friday, one day after they stopped guiding vessels through the waterway connecting the Beaumont and Port Arthur refining h...
22:24, 09/20/2019

East Texas refineries shut key units, cut production after Imelda East Texas refineries shut key units and cut production after Tropical Storm Imelda brought days of heavy rain over the region, rivaling the inundation from 2017's Hurricane Harvey....
22:24, 09/20/2019

Guatemala bans use of disposable plastic, sets two-year deadline Guatemala said on Friday it will ban single-use plastic bags and various disposable utensils, following in the footsteps of Panama, which this year became the first Central American country to adopt s...
22:24, 09/20/2019

Hurricane Lorena threatens Mexican beach resorts of Los Cabos with heavy rain Hurricane Lorena churned close to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Friday afternoon, threatening to lash the popular beach resorts of Los Cabos with high wind and heavy rains....
22:24, 09/20/2019

Factbox: Germany's climate protection package Germany's governing parties on Friday agreed a new climate protection package worth more than 50 billion euros ($55 billion) through 2023, including a domestic carbon price for transportation and heat...
22:24, 09/20/2019

Germany agrees climate package in bid to meet CO2 targets The German government on Friday presented a far-reaching 50 billion euro ($55 billion) package of measures to curb carbon emissions, including a new carbon dioxide (CO2) pricing system and a higher ai...
22:24, 09/20/2019

Germany agrees 'art of the possible' climate action plan without blowing budget Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green credentials, but drew criticism from environmental groups...
22:24, 09/20/2019

Young climate strikers 'drop dead' at Thai environment ministry More than 200 young people in Thailand stormed into the environment ministry on Friday and dropped to the ground feigning death as they demanded government action on climate change along with thousan...
22:24, 09/20/2019

UN staff support youth-driven global action on climate crisis Staff at UN Headquarters in New York joined untold numbers of students, scientists, organized labour, and everyday people worldwide, who took to the streets on Friday, demanding action to address clim...
22:24, 09/20/2019

Main IKEA retailer expects to exceed renewable energy goal by year's end Ingka Group, which owns most IKEA stores, will by year's end exceed its 2020 target to produce as much renewable energy as the energy it consumes, Ingka Chief Executive Jesper Brodin said on Thursday....
13:01, 09/20/2019

Argentine farmers 'sailing without a compass' amid political uncertainty, dry weather Unusually dry weather is making Argentine farmers nervous as they wait for October rains to revive parched corn crops, adding to uncertainty around next month's presidential election that could see bu...
13:01, 09/20/2019

China to set stricter targets for polluting cities in heating season China's environment ministry said on Friday that the anti-pollution campaign for this year's autumn-winter heating season will set stricter emissions targets for cities that had higher concentrations ...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Wide Image: Indonesia's ragtag firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years....
13:01, 09/20/2019

Britain’s new renewable subsidies hit record low on the path to net zero Britain has awarded record low subsidies to twelve renewable energy projects capable of generating enough power for some 7 million homes, the government said on Friday, as a drop in the cost of offsho...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Equinor, SSE win British contract for largest offshore wind project Equinor and Britain's SSE have won a tender to build three wind farms off Britain, which the Norwegian firm said together will form the world's largest such development....
13:01, 09/20/2019

India rains to be above average for first time in six years: officials India is likely to receive above-average monsoon rains in 2019 for the first time in six years as seasonal rainfall continues longer than expected, two senior weather department officials told Reuters...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Bow hunters target invasive Asian carp for sport on the Illinois River A firefighter and archery enthusiast is making some extra cash with a novel if modest contribution to the ecosystem of the Great Lakes - taking paying customers out for boat rides on the Illinois Rive...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Young climate strikers "drop dead" at Thai environment ministry More than 200 young people in Thailand stormed into the environment ministry on Friday and dropped to the ground feigning death as they demanded government action on climate change along with thousan...
13:01, 09/20/2019

German coalition parties reach deal on climate protection package: source Germany's government parties have reached a deal on a climate protection package which includes provisions to make sure that any future deviations from carbon emissions cuts targets can be corrected, ...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Fighting climate change, one quip at a time For thousands of student protesters around the world, the fate of the planet is a serious business, but some couldn't resist a bit of fun to press home the point to judge from their placards....
13:01, 09/20/2019

U.N. urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint More than 1,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel ha...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Germany's coalition to detail carbon-free plans after marathon talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Friday unveil a major new climate protection package thrashed out by parties in her coalition through the night ahead of Friday's global day of protests by acti...
13:01, 09/20/2019

'Do your jobs': Striking students demand leaders act on climate Tens of thousands of students were taking to the streets across Asia and Europe on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a U.N. climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert ...
13:01, 09/20/2019

Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington The Amazon and Facebook leaders were there for different reasons, but the appearances highlighted their companies’ need to reshape the public debate about their practices....
01:48, 09/20/2019

Scientists Prepare to Drift With Arctic Ice for a Year to Study Climate Change The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affect the Arctic. ...
01:48, 09/20/2019

Exxon shutting Beaumont, Texas refinery due to flooding: sources Exxon Mobil Corp began shutting its 369,024 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, on Thursday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, sources familiar with plant...
00:36, 09/20/2019

Valero Port Arthur, Texas refinery cuts production due to storm: sources Valero Energy Corp's 335,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery cut production on Thursday because of flooding around the refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations....
00:36, 09/20/2019

Lorena weakens from hurricane, dumps rain on Mexico's Pacific coast Storm Lorena weakened slightly as it lashed parts of Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy wind and rain on Thursday, including the seaside getaway of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco state, where schools were ...
00:36, 09/20/2019

CO2 goals to complicate PSA, Renault labor talks Renault and PSA Group face a potential stand-off with French workers worried that an industry drive to meet EU emissions targets will fuel demands for concessions in upcoming labor negotiations....
00:36, 09/20/2019

Storm disrupts U.S. Gulf Coast energy operations from refineries to terminals Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery, a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas to shut, ...
00:36, 09/20/2019

Imelda weakens into open wave: NHC Imelda has weakened into an open wave and flash flood watches were in effect for parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday....
00:36, 09/20/2019

Millions of young people, led by Sweden's Thunberg, to strike for climate action With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent...
00:36, 09/20/2019

Germany eyes carbon price of 30 euros a tonne in transportation, housing: sources German government officials are discussing the introduction of a carbon emission price of roughly 30 euros a tonne for the transport and housing sectors, three people familiar with the negotiations to...
00:36, 09/20/2019

Germany expects tough EU talks on energy taxes to counter climate change Germany expects tough negotiations on the introduction of new energy taxes in the European Union, a senior official said on Thursday, as the bloc considers higher prices for carbon emissions as a way ...
00:36, 09/20/2019

'Very engaged' Trump talks biofuels policy with U.S. oil-state senators President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on the issue that has pitt...
00:36, 09/20/2019

Security Council: Two draft resolutions, zero consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria: the last province in the war-torn nation that is sti...
23:24, 09/19/2019

Locked in the Ice, This Ship Will Study an Arctic Hit Hard by Climate Change The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affect the Arctic. ...
21:49, 09/19/2019

Tonga holds state funeral for climate change campaigner PM Tonga observed a day of national mourning on Thursday for the state funeral of Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, known as a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific....
16:48, 09/19/2019

Trump says EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless U.S. President Donald Trump said the Environmental Protection Agency will issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco on its homeless and other issues....
16:48, 09/19/2019

Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for the illegal pangolin trade with Asia In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use ...
16:48, 09/19/2019

China plans 226 GW of new coal power projects: environmental groups China's total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts (GW), the highest in the world and more than twice the amount of new capacity on the books in India, according to data pub...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Singapore F1 organizers stock up on anti-smog masks Singapore Grand Prix organizers are stocking up on disposable face masks to sell to spectators if the worst air pollution in three years threatens to taint the city-state's marquee sports event....
16:48, 09/19/2019

Fast facts about the smoky haze smothering Southeast Asia During Southeast Asia's dry season, farmers in Indonesia and other countries clear land using fire, often for palm and wood pulp plantations, with flames frequently raging out of control to produce a ...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Malaysia to push Southeast Asian nations for long-term solution to smog Malaysia will push its Southeast Asian neighbors to strengthen cooperation in finding a long-term solution for smog wafted across the region from forest fires in Indonesia, its environment minister s...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000 : study The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39% of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, data from a research firm based in Indonesia shows....
16:48, 09/19/2019

Panda autopsy preparations at Thai zoo as Chinese experts arrive Chinese panda experts and Thai officials on Thursday began preparing for an autopsy of beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang, who died unexpectedly this week at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand whi...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Hurricane Lorena dumps heavy rain on Mexico's Pacific coast Hurricane Lorena lashed parts of Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rain and strong winds early on Thursday, as it barreled towards the popular beach resorts of Los Cabos on the Baja California peninsu...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Factbox: Merkel's coalition finalizes German landmark climate plan German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties start marathon talks on Thursday to agree a landmark climate action plan designed to help Europe's biggest economy meet its CO2 emission reduction t...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Germany faces test of green credentials with new climate plan The German government prepared on Thursday for all-night talks on a new climate policy that will determine whether Berlin is serious about engineering a paradigm shift in Europe's largest economy or s...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Exxon shuts Beaumont, Texas chemical plant: company Exxon Mobil Corp shut the chemical plant at its Beaumont, Texas, refining and petrochemical complex on Thursday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, company spokesman Jeremy Eikenb...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Torrential rains from storm Imelda submerge parts of southeast Texas Dangerous flash floods inundated parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda dumped the last of its rains, with the National Hurricane Center predicting rain totals up to 35 ...
16:48, 09/19/2019

Cities: a 'cause of and solution to' climate change Cities around the world are the “main cause of climate change” but can also offer a part of the solution to reducing the harmful greenhouses gases that are causing global temperatures to rise accordin...
04:36, 09/19/2019

New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis Ahead of global leaders’ arrival in New York for the Climate Action Summit on 23 September, the United Nations deputy chief has launched a comprehensive report on how the world can take swift and mean...
04:36, 09/19/2019

UN summits to urge ‘ambition and action’ on climate change, sustainable development: Guterres There are five key United Nations summits taking place next week to spur action on the climate crisis and other global concerns, which will showcase the UN as a “driver for meaningful, positive change...
04:36, 09/19/2019

ECB should take climate change into account - Villeroy The European Central Bank should take climate change into account in the way it runs monetary policy, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday, backing a suggestion from the bank'...
03:48, 09/19/2019

Houston-area refineries run through tropical storm: sources Refineries in the Houston area remained in operation through the first night of Tropical Storm Imelda's passage across southeast Texas, sources familiar with plant operations said on Wednesday....
03:48, 09/19/2019

Trump fight on California auto emissions could outlast presidency The expected legal battle over President Donald Trump's plan to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle emissions standards separate from those established by the U.S. government appears un...
03:48, 09/19/2019

Greta Thunberg to U.S. Congress on climate change: 'Wake up' Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday: "Wake up."...
03:48, 09/19/2019

As Amazon burns, 230 big investors call on firms to protect world's rainforests With widespread fires wreaking havoc on the Amazon, over 200 investors representing some $16.2 trillion under management on Wednesday called on companies to do their part in halting the destruction of...
03:48, 09/19/2019

Britain launches first major auction for offshore wind leases in a decade Britain has launched its first major auction of offshore wind farm leases in a decade, offering sites with the combined potential to power more than six million homes....
03:48, 09/19/2019

Large parts of Bermuda plunged into darkness as Hurricane Humberto clips island Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging half of the Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and ra...
03:48, 09/19/2019

How Do You Fix … All of It? A group of leaders in business, politics and academia gathered to try to solve problems from student debt to carbon emissions. Here are their recommendations....
03:24, 09/19/2019

Indonesia's 'Good Palm' drive enflames anger as smoke clouds skies Indonesia is facing a backlash over an online campaign backing palm oil at a time when forest fires, often linked to slash-and-burn land clearance, have spread choking smoke across the region, raising...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Chinese experts to probe panda Chuang Chuang's death in Thai zoo Animal experts from China are to arrive at a Thai zoo on Thursday to investigate the unexpected death of a giant panda in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thai officials said....
22:36, 09/18/2019

Make smartphones last longer to cut emissions in EU: activists' report Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to m...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Smothered by smoke, Malaysia seeds clouds to bring rain relief At an altitude of just 3,000 feet (915 meters), flares attached to both sides of the Cessna 172 aircraft lit up brightly, dispersing chemicals over Malaysia in the hope of bringing rain to clear the s...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Indonesia's planned cigarette tax hike to lead to production cut, layoffs Plans by the Indonesian government to raise tobacco excise tax and minimum cigarette prices next year will force companies to cut production and potentially cause layoffs, industry associations said o...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Houston-area refineries see only minor problems from storm : sources Refineries in the Houston area suffered only minor problems in the first night of Tropical Storm Imelda's passage across the southeast Texas, sources familiar with plant operations said on Wednesday....
22:36, 09/18/2019

ECB should take climate change into account: Villeroy The European Central Bank should take climate change into account in the way it runs monetary policy, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday, backing a suggestion from its incom...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Italy plans to cut polluting tax breaks by 10% a year : document The Italian government plans to cut tax expenditures subsidising environmentally harmful activities by 10% each year starting in 2020, according to a draft emergency decree seen by Reuters on Wednesda...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Tropical Storm Lorena threatens to dump rain on Mexico's Los Cabos Tropical Storm Lorena threatened to strike Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rain and high winds on Wednesday, as it gathered strength and barreled towards popular beach resort Los Cabos on the Baja C...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Greta Thunberg to Congress: 'Don't listen to me. Listen to the scientists' Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a pointed message before a U.S. congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I don’t want you to listen to me....
22:36, 09/18/2019

Trump and California go to war over clean cars U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal b...
22:36, 09/18/2019

Bermuda braces for approach of major hurricane Humberto Bermudan officials warned residents to stay off roads and prepare for possible tornadoes on Wednesday as Hurricane Humberto strengthened in approaching the Atlantic archipelago, prompting people to bo...
22:36, 09/18/2019

New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande banged the gavel to open ...
06:01, 09/18/2019

China to tackle climate change with 'nature-based solutions' China said it will try to persuade other countries to support "nature-based solutions" to tackle the root causes of climate change, the country said in a position paper published ahead of a United Nat...
05:36, 09/18/2019

Brazil clears new pesticides as government aims to speed approvals Brazil's Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday approved 63 pesticides for commercial use as the government seeks to reduce a backlog of applications for new agricultural chemicals....
04:24, 09/18/2019

Hurricane watch issued for Bermuda: NHC A hurricane watch has been issued for Bermuda as hurricane Humberto is expected to pass just to the north of the islands on Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
04:24, 09/18/2019

Houston-Area refineries operate normally as tropical storm moves ashore: sources Refineries in Houston, Texas City and Sweeny, Texas were operating normally as Tropical Storm Imelda came ashore on Tuesday afternoon, said companies and sources familiar with plant operations....
04:24, 09/18/2019

Humberto strengthens into Category 3 hurricane: NHC Humberto strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday....
04:24, 09/18/2019

Imelda weakens into tropical depression: NHC Imelda weakened into a tropical depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday, adding that heavy rains and life-threatening flash flooding will continue to spread inland over southeas...
04:24, 09/18/2019

Colombian fracking moratorium does not block 'investigative' projects: court Colombia's top administrative court on Tuesday clarified that a moratorium on fracking it upheld last week does not prevent "investigative" pilot projects, surprising both oil companies and environmen...
04:24, 09/18/2019

San Jose becomes first big U.S. city to discourage natural gas in buildings San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, adopted new rules on Tuesday aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas in buildings....
04:24, 09/18/2019

Tropical Depression Eleven forms near Texas coast - U.S. NHC Tropical Depression Eleven has formed near the Texas coast and is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
22:00, 09/17/2019

French-owned STAR group commits to maize audit in Madagascar French-owned beverage company STAR said on Tuesday it has requested an independent audit of its supply chain in Madagascar following media reports linking maize production to deforestation in the west...
22:00, 09/17/2019

Tropical Storm Imelda forms near Texas: NHC Tropical storm Imelda, the ninth of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Galveston, Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
22:00, 09/17/2019

Swedish climate activist Thunberg asks U.S. Congress for action, not praise Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches ...
22:00, 09/17/2019

Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emissions rules: sources The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and blocking states from setting tailpipe emission ru...
22:00, 09/17/2019

Virginia Governor puts state on path to 100% carbon-free power by 2050 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order on Tuesday with a goal of producing all of the state's electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 in an effort to reduce the commonwealth's ...
22:00, 09/17/2019

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources in past decade: HRW report A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon, many by organized criminal n...
19:12, 09/17/2019

Swedish activist Thunberg joins other teens on Capitol Hill to urge climate action Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support “transformative climate action” during two days of meetings and speeches on Capitol ...
19:12, 09/17/2019

NHC: 50% chance of cyclone over northwestern Gulf of Mexico A low pressure system located over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, near the Texas coast, has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Cente...
19:12, 09/17/2019

Tropical depression Ten forms over central Atlantic: U.S. NHC Tropical Depression Ten has formed over the central tropical Atlantic and is expected to become a tropical storm later on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
18:24, 09/17/2019

Hurricane watch issued for Bermuda - U.S. NHC A hurricane watch has been issued for Bermuda as hurricane Humberto is expected to pass just to the north of the islands on Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
18:24, 09/17/2019

Teen climate activist to urge climate action on Capitol Hill Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg will join other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support “transformative climate action” during two days of meetings and speeches on Capit...
16:48, 09/17/2019

Humberto strengthens into Category 2 Atlantic hurricane: U.S. NHC Humberto has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane and is likely to intensify further as it approaches Bermuda by Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
16:48, 09/17/2019

Spooked by Modi's plastics ban, India Inc seeks clarity, exemptions Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government's planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to ...
16:48, 09/17/2019

Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe: source Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of t...
16:48, 09/17/2019

Hurricane Humberto has strengthened: NHC Hurricane Humberto has strengthened and is forecast to become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday....
09:48, 09/17/2019

Turning blue: China Inc holds breath as Beijing eyes smog-free skies for National Day When the sun comes up in Beijing on Oct. 1, the Chinese government will aim to celebrate its 70th birthday under a brilliant blue sky - and factory bosses hope they can get through it without blanket ...
09:48, 09/17/2019

U.S. solar market growth slows this year as projects pushed back The U.S. solar market will grow more slowly than previously forecast this year as some large projects are shifted into 2020, an industry trade group said on Tuesday....
09:48, 09/17/2019

Hurricane Humberto gains strength as it churns toward Bermuda, away from U.S. coast Hurricane Humberto gained strength early Tuesday, packing 90 mph (150 kph) winds and it was expected to become a major hurricane with 111 mph (178 kph) winds by Tuesday night or early Wednesday as it ...
09:48, 09/17/2019

‘Champion for multilateralism’ readies to hand over UN General Assembly gavel Through consultation, collaboration and consensus, the UN chief on Monday described outgoing President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, as “a champion for multilateralism” who had suc...
02:36, 09/17/2019

Hurricane Humberto has strengthened - NHC Hurricane Humberto has strengthened and is forecast to become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday....
02:12, 09/17/2019

China says faces 'new challenges' in ozone layer protection China faces "new challenges" when it comes to cracking down on the production of chemicals that deplete the ozone layer, the country's environment minister said, adding Beijing has shown "zero toleran...
02:12, 09/17/2019

Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Day. At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet’s protective shield of gas - or ozone layer as we know it - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned, by the ...
23:48, 09/16/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains A recap of Monday’s top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displac...
23:48, 09/16/2019

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortage...
23:48, 09/16/2019

Greenpeace posts protest sign over Hyundai billboard in South Korea Greenpeace campaigners climbed a 40-metre billboard advertisement for Hyundai Motor's near its head office in South Korea to post a sign reading "No more internal combustion engines", the environmenta...
22:37, 09/16/2019

NHC says 50% chance of cyclone over central tropical Atlantic An area of low pressure over the central tropical Atlantic has a 50% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday....
22:37, 09/16/2019

Hurricane Humberto takes aim at Bermuda, a danger to U.S. coast Humberto, which gained hurricane strength late Sunday, is expected to drop another 2 inches of rain on the storm-ravaged northwestern Bahamas as it crawls away from the U.S. coast, the Miami-based Nat...
22:37, 09/16/2019

German Finance Minister sees no need yet to abandon balanced budget over climate plan The German government has enough other options to consider for funding a planned climate package before it needs to discuss sacrificing its "black zero" balanced-budget policy, Finance Minister Olaf S...
22:37, 09/16/2019

Fiji PM calls for Australia to 'unite behind the science' of climate change Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama called on Monday on Australia to "unite behind the science" and be far more ambitious in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change....
22:37, 09/16/2019

Indonesia shuts schools as smoke from forest fires takes health toll Indonesia closed more schools on Monday in parts of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, as well as providing oxygen at health centers to help treat some of the thousands suffering respiratory infection...
22:37, 09/16/2019

Thai 'Tiger Temple' blames government for deaths of rescued tigers Thailand's much-criticized Tiger Temple tourist attraction on Monday blamed the government for the deaths of scores of its tigers seized by authorities in 2016, denying official accounts that the big ...
22:37, 09/16/2019

Trump backs plan that would boost biofuel quotas 10% in 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has tentatively approved a plan to increase the amount of biofuels that oil refiners are required to blend each year to compensate for exemptions handed out to small refine...
22:37, 09/16/2019

No need yet to abandon German balanced budget over climate plan: finance minister Germany has enough options for funding a planned climate package and ditching its balanced-budget policy by taking on new debt should be a last resort, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday....
22:37, 09/16/2019

Exclusive: Germany wants to cap next EU budget at 1%, seeks more funds for climate and migration Germany wants to cap the European Union's next budget for 2021-27 at 1% of the continent's economy, a scenario that would still see Berlin contribute some 10 billion euros more every year, according t...
22:37, 09/16/2019

Cutting-edge electric boat undergoes testing on river Seine in Paris An innovative boat that saves energy by rising out of the water on hydrofoil wings underwent testing on the Seine river in Paris on Monday as its backers seek to obtain a license to operate a taxi ser...
22:37, 09/16/2019

UK police charge climate activist over Heathrow protest British police said on Monday they had charged a climate-change activist who last week attempted to disrupt Europe's biggest airport, London Heathrow....
22:37, 09/16/2019

NHC says 70% chance of cyclone near East of Lesser Antilles A well-defined small low pressure system located about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a 70% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said...
22:37, 09/16/2019

Exclusive: Cities to step up at U.N. to push climate fight, sustainable development As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge ...
22:37, 09/16/2019

How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’ Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species....
19:02, 09/16/2019

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inb...
22:24, 09/15/2019

'Dangerous' air pollution in Indonesia's Borneo leads to school closures Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit "dangerous" levels, a local government official said on ...
22:24, 09/15/2019

Germany's climate protection measures to cost 40 billion euros by 2023: source Climate protection measures that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat coalition partners want to unveil next week will cost at least 40 billion euros until 2023, a person...
00:48, 09/15/2019

Singapore smog worst in three years as forest fires rage Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispu...
00:48, 09/15/2019

Planet Earth has 9 safety limits and we’ve already exceeded 4 of them A decade ago, Johan Rockström identified the limits to Earth's life support systems. From chemical pollution to climate change, we're veering into the danger zone - so why is he (cautiously) optimisti...
04:48, 09/14/2019

In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation....
02:48, 09/14/2019

Fire threatening homes in coastal town near Athens contained A fire that threatened homes at the coastal town of Lagonissi south of the Greek capital Athens was contained before it damaged residences, the fire brigade said....
00:24, 09/14/2019

Dutch shelve billion-euro projects as EU nitrogen rules bite Around 18,000 building projects in the Netherlands, worth billions of euros, risk being shelved due to a recent court order on nitrogen emissions, the Dutch government said on Friday....
00:24, 09/14/2019

U.S. energy secretary says nuclear power talks with new Saudi minister likely Monday U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday he will meet the new Saudi energy minister on Monday and likely discuss plans the kingdom has to build nuclear reactors....
00:24, 09/14/2019

EU considers energy taxes to counter climate change The European Union is considering new energy taxes, including on the aviation sector, to meet its climate targets, top officials said on Friday, with Germany calling for "drastic steps" to reduce carb...
00:24, 09/14/2019

PG&E settles wildfire claims with insurers for $11 billion PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California....
00:24, 09/14/2019

Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced students Bahamian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern islands...
00:24, 09/14/2019

Tropical Depression Nine forms near Bahamas Tropical Depression Nine has formed near the Bahamas and is forecast to become a tropical storm on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday....
00:24, 09/14/2019

Floods kills at least five in southeast Spain, thousands evacuated At least five people have been killed and some 3,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain, with many roads, railways and an airport closed on Friday and emergency services r...
00:24, 09/14/2019

Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general arriv...
00:24, 09/14/2019

Extinction Rebellion plan London "shutdown" from Oct. 7 Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion said on Friday the group would hold demonstrations in London from Oct. 7, with the aim of shutting down major roads near Britain's parliament in Westminst...
14:24, 09/13/2019

'Technical glitch': eco group's drones stall in bid to shut London's Heathrow airport Climate-change activists who had hoped to bring Europe's biggest airport, London Heathrow, to a standstill on Friday found instead that it was their drones that struggled to get off the ground....
14:24, 09/13/2019

Climate protesters arrested at Texas port during U.S. presidential debate Police have arrested the Greenpeace climate protesters who closed part of a key oil export waterway for 18 hours by tying themselves to a bridge and dangling over the water....
12:48, 09/13/2019

EU weighs new energy taxes as Germany calls for 'drastic' steps The European Union is considering new energy taxes to meet its climate targets, top officials said on Friday, with Germany calling for "drastic steps" to reduce carbon emissions....
12:48, 09/13/2019

New Delhi to slash use of cars in November to cut pollution: chief minister India's capital New Delhi will enforce strict restrictions on use of private cars from Nov. 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday, in an effort to help improve air quality that ten...
12:48, 09/13/2019

New storm hits hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, could become tropical storm A new storm brought rain and wind to the hurricane ravaged Bahamas early Friday, with the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warning it could turn into a tropical storm....
12:48, 09/13/2019

With glue and fake blood, climate protesters target London Fashion Week Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured a "bleeding" red carpet at the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw attention to the apparel industry’s impact on the envir...
12:48, 09/13/2019

'Technical glitch' - eco group's drones grounded in bid to shut Heathrow Climate-change activists who hoped to bring London Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, to a standstill on Friday instead found it was their drones that had been grounded....
12:48, 09/13/2019

Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections The administration is expected to complete the repeal of a major Obama-era regulation that put limits on chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies....
05:24, 09/13/2019

British supermarket Sainsbury's vows to halve plastic packaging by 2025 Britain's second-biggest supermarket, Sainsbury's , vowed on Friday to halve plastic packaging by 2025, promising to switch to alternative materials and refillable options to meet consumer demand for ...
04:12, 09/13/2019

U.S. takes major step toward oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, drawing criticism from environmentalists and an effort by Democratic law...
04:12, 09/13/2019

White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own ve...
04:12, 09/13/2019

Occidental CEO calls for new U.S. laws to boost carbon capture Occidental Petroleum Corp plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model, it chief executive said on Thursday, but new U.S. laws are needed to support technologies designed to fight global w...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Two killed as torrential rains sweep away cars in Spain Two siblings died on Thursday when floodwaters caused by torrential rain dragged their car and flipped it over in eastern Spain, local emergency services said, as authorities warned residents to brace...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Tropical storm warning issued for Bahamas, 1,300 still missing A tropical cyclone was forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days, potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already reeling from Hurricane Dorian, the U.S. National ...
01:00, 09/13/2019

China's top steelmaking city Tangshan tightens pollution controls The Chinese city of Tangshan has ordered steel mills and other industrial companies to curb output or emissions for four days as the mid-autumn public holidays begin, according to two sources and a do...
21:12, 09/12/2019

NHC says 70% chance of cyclone near Bahamas An area of disturbed weather over the central and southeastern Bahamas has a 70% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on T...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Bosnia protects Una river to try to block Croatian nuclear waste plan One of Bosnia's two regional governments on Thursday designated the Una river a nature park, seeking to head off plans being considered by Croatia to build a landfill site for radioactive waste near t...
21:12, 09/12/2019

U.S. forecaster sees 75% chance of neutral weather conditions in fall There is about a 75% chance that a weather pattern marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical rainfall and atmospheric winds will prevail in the Northern Hemisphere this fall, a U.S. gov...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon ra...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Bahamas' count of missing people post-Dorian drops to 1,300: official The Bahamian government now believes there are 1,300 people missing after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a sharp decline from the 2,500 listed on the missing registry a day earlier, a gover...
21:12, 09/12/2019

U.S. House passes bill to repeal drilling in Alaska refuge The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to reverse a 2017 law that allows oil and gas drilling in part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which conservationists sa...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Trump EPA rolls back Obama-era water protections to boost industry The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners an...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Climate change pushes U.S. fund managers to bet on AC makers Record heatwaves in Europe and Asia this summer are leading fund managers to buy shares of air conditioning manufacturers, betting that the public health risks of rising temperatures will compel busin...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Oil protesters disrupt Texas energy port ahead of U.S. presidential debate The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed part of the Houston Ship Channel to vessel traffic near Baytown, Texas, after 22 Greenpeace USA protesters suspended themselves by cables over the key oil expor...
21:12, 09/12/2019

Concrete steps? For China cement giants, monster carbon footprint smothers climate goals At its massive Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China, cement giant Anhui Conch has invested the best part of $10 million in new equipment to capture and store climate-warming greenh...
13:48, 09/12/2019

Malaysian PM to write to Indonesia's leader as row over haze flares Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is writing to Indonesia's leader to raise his concern about cross-border haze, Malaysia's environment minister said on Thursday, as a row over smoke from fore...
13:48, 09/12/2019

Pope invites leaders to Vatican for global compact on education Pope Francis on Thursday invited world political, cultural, and religious leaders to a meeting at the Vatican next year to agree on "A Global Compact on Education" to better prepare the young for econ...
13:48, 09/12/2019

German regulator backs push to cut red tape for wind power constructions Germany's energy regulator supports an overhaul of legal procedures and red tape by the economy ministry to reverse a sharp fall in wind turbine constructions that threatens to throw the country's ene...
13:48, 09/12/2019

Indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage Authorities in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province said on Thursday they had tightened rules to try and curb slash-and-burn clearances by plantation companies - a practice linked to a wave of forest ...
13:48, 09/12/2019

Rare black rhinos relocated to Tanzania in Serengeti repopulation plan Tanzania has flown in nine black rhinos to its Serengeti national park from South Africa as part of efforts to restore its population of the critically endangered species....
13:48, 09/12/2019

Brazil foreign minister says 'there is no climate change catastrophe' Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian sove...
05:49, 09/12/2019

Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn million...
05:49, 09/12/2019

Global mining panel looks to boost accountability after Brazil disaster New safety standards being drawn up by a global mining industry panel will include rules to better define management accountability after Vale SA's January tailings dam disaster, a top industry offic...
05:49, 09/12/2019

Beijing set to exit list of world's top 200 most-polluted cities: data China's capital of Beijing is on track to drop out from the list of the world's top 200 most-polluted cities this year, with hazardous smog concentrations falling to their lowest on record in August, ...
05:49, 09/12/2019

U.S. House passes two bills to ban new offshore drilling The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and Florida and was set to vote on a third banning drillin...
05:49, 09/12/2019

U.S. denies protective status to Bahamas hurricane evacuees The United States will not give temporary protected immigration status to people from the Bahamas who evacuated after the archipelago was battered by a Category 5 hurricane, the White House said on We...
05:49, 09/12/2019

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly' Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters...
05:49, 09/12/2019

White House aide who touted greenhouse gas to step down A White House aide who had insisted that carbon dioxide emissions were good for the planet and tried to form a panel questioning climate science used in U.S. military and intelligence reports will ste...
22:24, 09/11/2019

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles Chilean authorities in the country's south have begun rehearsing evacuation plans amid concern an active volcano could potentially erupt within "days or weeks."...
22:24, 09/11/2019

Trump administration announces plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a crackdown on vaping after a handful of deaths and potentially hundreds of lung illness...
22:24, 09/11/2019

Global mining standards, post-Vale disaster in Brazil, aim to boost accountability A global mining industry panel, tasked with drawing up new safety standards after Vale SA's January tailings dam disaster, will include rules to better define management accountability, an industry g...
22:24, 09/11/2019

Equinor says oil spotted near Bahamas crude terminal does not indicate spill Oil spotted off the coast of the Bahamas may not have come from a nearby crude storage terminal owned by Norwegian oil company Equinor that was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, the company said on Wednes...
22:24, 09/11/2019

Dorian's toll: Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in storm's wake Around 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, a number that may include people who fled to shelters around the Caribbean island chain, authorities ...
22:24, 09/11/2019

Brazil fires official after comments on illegal Amazon mining fight A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from ill...
20:24, 09/11/2019

Climate activists hope to bring U.S. capital to standstill on September 23 Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by U.S. po...
20:24, 09/11/2019

Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake Bahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian, a count they said may include people who have fled to shelters a...
20:24, 09/11/2019

Purgatory in paradise: Bahamas tent cities to house Dorian survivors For some Bahamians who escaped death but lost their homes in Hurricane Dorian's hellish rampage over the islands of Freeport and Great Abaco, life in the tent shelters erected this week seems like pur...
20:24, 09/11/2019

NHC says 40% chance of cyclone near eastern Cuba A large area of showers and thunderstorms located near eastern Cuba has a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wedn...
20:24, 09/11/2019

Trump administration announces plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes from market U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that the country has a problem with vaping, and his top health official said the Food and Drug Administration intends to remove all flavored e-...
20:24, 09/11/2019

House Panel to Investigate Report That Cabinet Official Coerced NOAA Chief The House Science Committee opened an inquiry into a report that the commerce secretary threatened firings at the agency after some forecasters contradicted President Trump....
20:02, 09/11/2019

White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ position....
20:02, 09/11/2019

'Day of Fire': Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames....
17:12, 09/11/2019

German politicians quarrel over climate foundation, citizen bond: sources German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government is split over the creation of a climate foundation that would aim to attract funds from citizens by issuing 'green bonds' with state-subsidised i...
17:12, 09/11/2019

China says pork supply will be enough for upcoming holidays China, the world's top pork consumer, will secure sufficient supplies of the meat for upcoming holidays, including the Lunar New Year in late January, said an official on Wednesday, as concerns grow o...
14:49, 09/11/2019

India's monsoon rains 38% above-average this week-weather office Monsoon rains in India were above average in the week through Wednesday, the weather office said, as soybean and cotton growing central parts of the country received heavy rainfall, damaging crops in ...
14:49, 09/11/2019

Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster Japan's nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would launch a new investigation into the Fukushima disaster, to look into how radiation leaked from damaged reactor containment vessels and other factor...
12:00, 09/11/2019

China says can secure sufficient pork for upcoming holidays China will secure sufficient pork supplies for the upcoming holidays, including the Lunar New Year festival in late January, said an official with the state planner on Wednesday....
12:00, 09/11/2019

Colombia court maintains moratorium on fracking Colombia's top administrative court maintained a temporary moratorium on the use of fracking on Tuesday, stymieing potential pilot projects amid ongoing arguments in a wider case regarding the use of ...
10:48, 09/11/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Afghanistan ‘direct talks’ needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update A recap of Monday’s top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua’s rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to...
09:24, 09/11/2019

More funds needed to counter ‘persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems’ in Ethiopia Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government...
21:48, 09/10/2019

U.S. EPA chief to reduce agency-funded animal testing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Tuesday he was signing a memo to reduce agency-funded animal testing, vowing to almost completely end the practice by 2035....
21:00, 09/10/2019

Ivory Coast town sinking underwater as coastal erosion advances The village of Lahou-Kpanda is sinking. In the past 30 years, residents of the once-thriving historic town 140 km southwest of the Ivorian capital Abidjan have seen their prison, hospital and school b...
21:00, 09/10/2019

No more burgers and coke? Climate fears hit meat, drink sales Consumers worried about the environment are cutting their spending on meat and bottled drinks and trying to reduce plastic waste, and this trend is set to accelerate as climate concerns mount, a globa...
21:00, 09/10/2019

Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 50 - official Hurricane Dorian's rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely on the hard-hit Great Abaco Island, an official said on Tuesday....
21:00, 09/10/2019

Daimler CEO says meeting 2021 emissions targets will be significant challenge Cutting average emissions from the Mercedes-Benz passenger car fleet to meet the European Union's 2021 target is going to be a significant challenge, Daimler Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said on Tue...
14:12, 09/10/2019

Germany must do more on fuel cell technology: deputy economy minister Germany must press on with fuel cell technology to compete with speed and scale employed by China, deputy economy minister Thomas Bareiss said at an energy conference on Tuesday....
14:12, 09/10/2019

Sudan's major floods present first challenge for its new leader In Wad Ramli, a village outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Alsamani Fathalrahman and his neighbors traveled in blue speedboats through flooded streets trying to salvage their belongings....
14:12, 09/10/2019

Mother Earth's MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for 'nature's rights' Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years....
14:12, 09/10/2019

Inside the powerful fire clouds that pack a volcanic punch This rare image shows massive pyrocumulonimbus clouds that form above fires and can funnel as much smoke into the lower stratosphere as moderate volcanic eruptions...
13:24, 09/10/2019

Car makers near CO2 cliff-edge in electrification race Time is running out for European car makers, which have waited until the last minute to try to meet ambitious EU emissions targets and face billions in fines if they fail to comply....
10:24, 09/10/2019

Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister s...
10:24, 09/10/2019

Malaysia sends half a million face masks to haze-hit state, shuts schools Malaysia sent half a million face masks to the eastern state of Sarawak and closed more than 400 schools there on Tuesday as a haze spread from forest fires in neighboring Indonesia, officials said....
10:24, 09/10/2019

Climate change: Five ways to be resilient The Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science say the world urgently needs to be made more "climate change resilient"....
06:48, 09/10/2019

Heavy winds fan Australian bushfires, disrupt flights Strong winds fanned bushfires in two Australian states on Monday, with flames out of control in some areas ravaging thousands of hectares of land, fire services officials said....
06:24, 09/10/2019

Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next Days after fleeing their crumbling home and breaking into a vacant apartment to take shelter while Hurricane Dorian rampaged over the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island, Samuel Cornish and his family caught ...
06:24, 09/10/2019

New emission norms for ships: Dirty fuel oil down but not out Asia's spot premium for 380-centistoke (cst) high-sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) is expected to ease gradually from its recent record highs as shippers adopt cleaner marine fuels next year to meet new, toughe...
06:24, 09/10/2019

EU gas industry warns curbs on lending may harm climate goals Europe's gas industry lobby warned on Monday that curbs on lending by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and others could slow the switch from coal-fired to less polluting gas-fired power plants and h...
06:24, 09/10/2019

Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted One of the strongest typhoons to hit eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings a...
06:24, 09/10/2019

Finland to back increase in fossil fuel taxes Finland's new government will propose a tax increase later this year on fossil fuel used for transport, as well as measures to help expand electric-vehicle-charging networks, the country's environment...
06:24, 09/10/2019

Melting ice sees Sweden's highest peak lose crown after 139 years The south peak of Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak for well over a century, has been demoted to second place after decades of rising temperatures melted more then a third of the mountain's glacier....
06:24, 09/10/2019

EU studies reform of 'outdated' energy taxes, higher levies for air, sea transport The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end...
06:24, 09/10/2019

Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned Climate groups, including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe, called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry....
06:24, 09/10/2019

Australians flee homes as police investigate suspicious fires Hundreds of Australians have fled their homes in the eastern states as 140 fires ravaged parts of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), officials said on Tuesday....
06:24, 09/10/2019

Bahamas: ‘Clock is ticking’ to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Dorian, says UN “The clock is ticking” for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas to receive humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official in the region said on Sunday....
20:00, 09/08/2019

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season Australian firefighters battled more than 100 bushfires across two eastern states on Sunday as authorities warned that parts of the country could expected a severe bushfire season this summer....
09:12, 09/08/2019

Fit for porpoise: China races to save last Yangtze river mammal On a short stretch of the Yangtze river, three sleek grey porpoises twist in muddy waters near the city of Nanjing, protected from passing barges and ships by a row of yellow buoys....
07:36, 09/08/2019

Relief efforts ramped up for Bahamas where 'staggering' Dorian death toll feared Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas on Saturday amid fears of a "staggering" death toll left in t...
16:36, 09/07/2019

Biofuel plan faces fresh backlash from U.S. agricultural trade groups U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources familiar with discussions said, complicating plans th...
12:12, 09/07/2019

Deforestation must be seen as global threat: pope in Madagascar Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and reduction in biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the whole planet....
12:12, 09/07/2019

Relief efforts ramp up amid fear of 'staggering' death toll in storm ravaged Bahamas Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas on Saturday amid fears of a "staggering" death toll left in t...
12:12, 09/07/2019

Climate Change Takes Center Stage: This Week in the 2020 Race Half of the Democratic candidates took part in a CNN town-hall-style event on global warming, and several unveiled detailed plans to address the crisis....
11:48, 09/07/2019

Mitigating climate change in Asia-Pacific could give region an economic boost The urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy and build resilience, would not only mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in the Asia-Pacific, but also lift the region economically, accor...
01:12, 09/07/2019

Restore land to save the planet, boost the economy, says head of UN body combating desertification Investing in land restoration could not only help keep our planet healthy, but also be the starting point for resolving some of the biggest issues of our time, the head of the UN entity tackling deser...
01:12, 09/07/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Desertification summit, Dorian death toll rising, UN project eases Mali tensions, Yemen funding crisis, hope for Cameroon A recap of Friday’s main stories: Desertification solutions can ease other world woes; Dorian death toll expected to rise; UN moves to ease communal tensions in Mali; Yemen funding crisis threatens re...
01:12, 09/07/2019

Wave of wildfires in Spain's Galicia cuts roads, villages evacuated Firefighters backed by over a dozen aircraft battled forest blazes raging in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia since Thursday, cutting motorways and forcing the evacuation of several villages, re...
20:00, 09/06/2019

Gabrielle regenerates into tropical storm: U.S. NHC Post tropical storm Gabrielle regenerated into a tropical storm in the Atlantic on Friday, and is expected to become a hurricane early next week, the National Hurricane Center said....
20:00, 09/06/2019

Brazil agribusiness joins with NGOs to call for action on Amazon Brazil's leading meat export industry group and other agribusiness associations on Friday joined with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to call for an end to deforestation on public lands, demanding ...
20:00, 09/06/2019

EPA, DOT say California actions on auto emissions appear to be 'unlawful' The top lawyers at the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department told the California Air Resources Board Friday that the state's actions in connection with a voluntary emissions de...
20:00, 09/06/2019

Madagascar forest destruction wiping out humans' tiniest relative As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction half a world away in Madagascar, driving humanity's smallest relative - the Mad...
20:00, 09/06/2019

U.S. agricultural groups say Trump biofuel reforms fall short of getting support: sources U.S. agricultural trade groups told Trump administration officials on Friday during a conference call that their proposed package of biofuel reforms falls short of getting their support, putting the p...
20:00, 09/06/2019

Trump to meet with EPA, USDA on Friday about biofuels plan: source U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture officials on Friday afternoon to discuss a biofuels proposal, a source familiar with the d...
20:00, 09/06/2019

At destroyed airport, Bahamians tell stories of survival and death Sam Smith, 25, was on her way to what was left of the local grocery store on the decimated Bahamian island of Great Abaco when she saw her first dead body. ...
20:00, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to rise as thousands remain missing As the UN and other aid partners respond to huge humanitarian needs in the hurricane-struck northern Bahamas, latest reports indicate that the death toll is likely to increase substantially, the head ...
17:36, 09/06/2019

Malaysia complains of smog from Indonesia as forest fires flare Malaysia's science ministry will urge Indonesia to take immediate action to fight haze, it said on Friday, as Jakarta detected a spike in the number of hot spots indicating worsening forest fires acro...
12:48, 09/06/2019

Mosquito spray, diapers, flashlights cannot beat cash for Dorian relief Americans are piling power generators, bottled water and other critical supplies into well-meaning mountains of Bahamas hurricane relief, but disaster response leaders say gathering goods complicates ...
12:48, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. Carolinas' coast with high winds and rain Hurricane Dorian, downgraded to a Category 1 but still packing 90 mph (150 kph) winds, crawled north on Friday, skirting the Carolinas and flooding coastal towns a couple of days after it reduced part...
12:48, 09/06/2019

Norway's CO2 seabed storage project gets boost from industry, EU Norway's Equinor signed preliminary agreements on Thursday with seven potential industrial customers for its project to develop carbon dioxide storage under the North Sea, a crucial step toward securi...
11:12, 09/06/2019

Brazil to use $245 million from graft probe to protect Amazon: senator The head of Brazil's Senate said on Thursday he signed an agreement with the Supreme Court to assign 1 billion reais ($245 million) in graft money recovered in the Car Wash investigation to protect th...
11:12, 09/06/2019

H&M halts leather purchases from Brazil due to Amazon wildfires H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Thursday it had stopped purchasing leather from Brazil for the time being due to environmental concerns highlighted by Amazon wildfires....
11:12, 09/06/2019

Tempers flare as German auto industry meets eco-activists Environmental activists accused Germany's auto industry of failing to do enough to help avert a climate crisis as executives sought on Thursday to build bridges with their detractors ahead of the Fran...
11:12, 09/06/2019

Chile's president announces water crisis team amid 'intense' drought Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday announced the creation of a working group of government agencies, academics and industry players to tackle the worst drought in 60 years which has spiked...
11:12, 09/06/2019

Factbox: Hurricane Dorian knocks out power to over 156,000 in U.S. Southeast More than 156,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Dorian lashed the Carolina coast, according to local electric companies....
11:12, 09/06/2019

Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy's centre The team that took the first ever image of a black hole announces plans to take a "razor sharp" full-colour video of the one at the centre of our galaxy....
09:36, 09/06/2019

UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is arranging for eight to...
07:12, 09/06/2019

Is the world living up to its climate commitments? As the United Nations gears up for the September Climate Action Summit in New York, one of its most high-profile climate conferences in recent times, what progress is the world making in tackling the ...
04:01, 09/06/2019

Joe Biden Caught Off Guard at Town Hall by Question on Fund-Raiser’s Fossil Fuel Ties The former vice president, at a climate change forum, seemed surprised by a question about Andrew Goldman, the host of one of his fund-raisers. His campaign denied Mr. Goldman was an industry executiv...
18:48, 09/05/2019

Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat Isaac Callizaya, 39, grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a giant body of water on the border between Bolivia and Peru that at 3,800 meters (12,500 ft) above sea lev...
18:00, 09/05/2019

Global renewables investment to triple this decade: U.N. Global investment in new capacity for renewable energy is on course to reach $2.6 trillion by the end of this decade, more than triple the amount of the previous decade, a report commissioned by the U...
18:00, 09/05/2019

Survivor sees Dorian peel off his home's roof in the Bahamas: 'This can't be real' Bahamas storm survivor Ramond King watched as Hurricane Dorian's swirling winds ripped the roof off his house in the Abaco Islands, and then as it churned to a neighbor's home to pluck the entire stru...
18:00, 09/05/2019

Germany to start closing black coal plants in 2020: draft law Germany plans to shut down its first power plants that use black coal in 2020, a draft law seen by Reuters on Thursday showed, as part of a planned phase-out of coal by 2038 expected to cost at least ...
18:00, 09/05/2019

Democrats Say Their Climate Plans Will Create Jobs. It’s Not So Simple. Fighting climate change can create jobs, experts say, but politicians' estimates might not capture the complex reality of what that growth could look like....
15:36, 09/05/2019

Malaysia's top supermarket chain bans 'palm-oil-free' products, government urges others to follow Malaysia's biggest supermarket chain Mydin has removed products labeled palm-oil-free from its stores, its top executive said on Thursday, as part of a campaign by the world's second-largest producer ...
15:12, 09/05/2019

Tanzania seizes ivory tusks equivalent to 117 elephants killed Tanzania has seized ivory tusks equivalent to killing at least 117 elephants, its tourism minister said, part of its drive to stamp out organized criminal networks involved in years of industrial-scal...
15:12, 09/05/2019

BHP urges investors to veto resolution against coal lobbying Mining giant BHP Group Ltd urged shareholders on Thursday to vote against a resolution that would require the company to quit industry groups that lobby for policies inconsistent with the Paris climat...
15:12, 09/05/2019

Equinor reports onshore oil spill in Bahamas after hurricane Equinor has discovered an oil spill at its storage terminal in the Bahamas in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian, the Norwegian energy company said in a statement on Thursday....
15:12, 09/05/2019

Hurricane Dorian devastation in Bahamas could cost $7 billion: KCC Preliminary estimate of total insured and uninsured losses in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is $7 billion, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clark & Company (KCC) said on Thursday....
15:12, 09/05/2019

China CO2 emissions to peak in 2022, ahead of schedule: government researcher China's emissions of climate-warming greenhouse gases are likely to peak by 2022 even without the introduction of tougher policies, well ahead of an original target of "around" 2030, a senior governme...
15:12, 09/05/2019

'Everything is gone:' Bahamians struggle in Dorian's devastating wake Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast, threa...
15:12, 09/05/2019

Fernand weakens into tropical depression: NHC Fernand weakened into a tropical depression and will likely dissipate Wednesday night or early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Wednesday....
08:48, 09/05/2019

New Zealand government announces plan to clean up dirty waters New Zealand on Thursday announced plans to protect its waterways following widespread criticism that industrial farming and excessive tourism were polluting its lakes and rivers, hurting the country's...
08:48, 09/05/2019

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO If governments boost their focus on healthier eating, 3.7 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2025, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest guidelines on improving nutritio...
04:00, 09/05/2019

Central Africans ‘need our help now’: UN’s deputy relief chief  “Spikes of violence” in previously unaffected areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) have prompted new displacement, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday, call...
04:00, 09/05/2019

Pence says he hopes for orderly Brexit amid showdown U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday he hoped Great Britain and the European Union would reach a deal for an orderly UK exit from the bloc, commenting on the issue that has convulsed Briti...
22:48, 09/04/2019

Bahamas staggers from Dorian's devastation; U.S. coast fears storm surge Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and queued for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean s...
22:48, 09/04/2019

Storm Fernand to dissipate as it moves inland over Mexico: NHC Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to dissipate Wednesday night or Thursday as it moves farther inland over northeastern Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
21:12, 09/04/2019

French farm minister says against 150m-wide pesticide buffer zones France's agriculture minister said on Wednesday he was opposed to establishing 150 meter-wide pesticide-free buffer zones around homes, a measure introduced by several French mayors that prompted the ...
20:24, 09/04/2019

NHC says Storm Fernand makes landfall along the coast of Mexico The center of Tropical Storm Fernand has made landfall along the coast of northeastern Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday....
20:24, 09/04/2019

Pence says he hopes for orderly Brexit U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday he hoped Great Britain and the European Union would reach an agreement providing for an orderly UK exit from the bloc....
20:24, 09/04/2019

Asia's growing coal use could negate global climate change progress, U.N. says Asia's heavy and expanding reliance on coal power risks cancelling out global progress towards preventing catastrophic climate change, a top United Nations official warned on Wednesday....
17:12, 09/04/2019

Bayer says it disagrees with German government's decision to ban glyphosate Bayer on Wednesday said it disagreed with a decision by the German government to ban the use of glyphosate from the end of 2023, saying that the substance used in a weedkiller made by its U.S.-based u...
17:12, 09/04/2019

Heavy rains cause commuter chaos in India's financial hub Monsoon rains stalled trains, delayed flights and disrupted traffic in Mumbai on Wednesday, and forecasters warned of more wet weather for India's financial capital....
17:12, 09/04/2019

Germany to ban use of glyphosate from end of 2023 Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then, the Environment Mi...
17:12, 09/04/2019

South Africa's ailing Eskom faces emissions violations, could shut plants South Africa's cash-strapped power utility Eskom could be forced to shut some plants if it fails to reduce emissions, its chief operating officer warned on Wednesday, raising the specter of further bl...
17:12, 09/04/2019

Germany to ban use of glyphosate from end of 2023: sources The German government will ban the use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end of 2023, two government sources said on Wednesda...
11:12, 09/04/2019

Recovery on Bahamas begins as Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida, Carolinas Debris extended for miles and floods covered much of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, in what the archipelago's prime minister called one of the worst disasters to ever strike the island n...
11:12, 09/04/2019

Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water Japanese government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant amid worri...
09:36, 09/04/2019

Storm Fernand to reach coast of Mexico by Wednesday: NHC Tropical Storm Fernand, now in the Gulf of Mexico, is forecast to strengthen before it reaches the coast of Mexico on Wednesday night or early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
09:12, 09/04/2019

Russia open to private companies developing energy-rich Arctic shelf: minister Russia's natural resources and environment minister said on Wednesday he supported allowing private oil and gas companies to work on the Arctic shelf....
09:12, 09/04/2019

'Flight shaming' threatens air travel demand beyond Europe: IATA chief This summer, U.S. airlines have enjoyed booming flight demand, immune to a Swedish-born "flight shaming" movement that has hit air travel in Europe, where environmentally conscious travelers are choos...
09:12, 09/04/2019

Australia set to beat 2020 clean energy target Australia has met its 2020 target for generating electricity from large-scale renewable energy a year ahead of plan, the country's clean energy regulator said on Wednesday, even as wind and solar inve...
09:12, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida, leaving ruins in parts of Bahamas Hurricane Dorian smashed parts of the tourism-dependent Bahamas to ruins, leaving relief officials scrambling on Tuesday to battle an unfolding humanitarian crisis as the scale of the catastrophe begi...
09:12, 09/04/2019

Drought brings clouds for Australia wheat, silver lining for Black Sea suppliers A third straight year of drought in Australia, blighted by forecasts of below-average rains during the crucial spring growing season, means the country's wheat crop could shrivel by 10% from previous ...
09:12, 09/04/2019

Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020 Amazon.com Inc's India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country's fight against e...
09:12, 09/04/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Guatemala, Hurricane Dorian, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and post-Brexit UK trade A recap of Tuesday’s stories: International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala successfully completes mandate; UN prioritizes Hurricane Dorian assistance; Nowhere to hide in Yemen; Insecurity an...
23:24, 09/03/2019

China seeks people's feedback on blanket cuts in pollution war China's environment watchdog has asked people to call out local officials carrying out blanket curbs in a "one size fits all" way to support the nation's fight against pollution, as these have led to ...
23:24, 09/03/2019

UK's Prince Harry says rarely takes private jets, offsets his CO2 Britain's Prince Harry, under fire for using private jets while endorsing environmental causes, said on Tuesday he only uses them rarely, for safety reasons, and takes steps to offset the carbon dioxi...
23:24, 09/03/2019

On the front lines of climate change in the world's northernmost town Icebergs float liked doomed islands past the small boat as it makes its way through a fjord filled with the slush of a melting glacier. Occasionally, as the warming waters dissolve the bottom of one o...
23:24, 09/03/2019

Danish pension fund excludes top oil firms on climate concerns Danish pension fund MP Pension said on Tuesday it would sell its stakes in 10 of the world's biggest oil firms as it seeks to divest major sources of carbon emissions from its portfolio....
23:24, 09/03/2019

U.N. sees locust trouble brewing as Yemen war hampers pest control Yemen can expect substantial swarms of locusts in coming months as its war hinders pest control measures needed to prevent devastating plagues, the United Nations said on Tuesday....
23:24, 09/03/2019

Rare hornbill chick delights staff and visitors at Polish zoo A rare Palawan Hornbill chick has left its nest and is exploring its outdoor enclosure at Wroclaw Zoo in western Poland, delighting staff and members of the public....
23:24, 09/03/2019

Germany, land of the car, develops taste for electric cargo bikes Think tricycles for the age of global warming: A rising number of environmentally conscious Germans are buying electric cargo bikes, which last year outsold electric cars in a country known for its lo...
23:24, 09/03/2019

Factbox: U.S. stocks to watch as Hurricane Dorian threatens East Coast Shares of U.S. insurance companies rose on Tuesday while freight companies dipped as Hurricane Dorian was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast but not make a direct hit....
23:24, 09/03/2019

Sisyphus on the beach: Dorian underlines coastal cities' endless rebuilding task Just months after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a $16 million project to restore sandy beaches in Jacksonville, Florida, Hurricane Dorian is about to pound them again, illustrating the up...
23:24, 09/03/2019

BHP investors file resolution to cut funding for Australian coal lobby groups Several BHP Group shareholders, including the Church of England pension fund, are recommending the company suspend its membership in industry groups that advocate for policies inconsistent with the Pa...
23:24, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian closes in on Florida coast after battering Bahamas Hurricane Dorian grew and picked up speed, churning on a path that forecasters said would come "dangerously close" to Florida later on Tuesday after the storm battered the northern Bahamas, killing at...
23:24, 09/03/2019

Tropical Depression Eight forms over Eastern Atlantic: U.S. NHC Tropical Depression Eight has formed in the Eastern Atlantic and is forecast to become a tropical storm on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
23:24, 09/03/2019

Somalia: worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry Somalia’s 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced on Tuesday, blaming ...
21:00, 09/03/2019

China's top steelmaking city Tangshan implements anti-pollution curbs: media China's biggest steelmaking city of Tangshan will carry out output restrictions on industrial firms for September and early October, to further strengthen improvement of its air quality, state media r...
10:12, 09/03/2019

NHC says 80% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico A large low pressure system located over the west-central Gulf of Mexico about 200 miles east-northeast of Tampico, Mexico, has 80% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National...
10:12, 09/03/2019

Slave to sachets: How poverty worsens the plastics crisis in the Philippines Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, "Mangrove Warrior" Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed by trash....
10:12, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas, turn to Florida expected Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were...
01:24, 09/03/2019

Floridians evacuate and grumble as Hurricane Dorian slowly nears At a retirement community in central Florida, elderly residents waited for a bus on Monday to take them to a shelter as one of the most monstrous Atlantic hurricanes on record crawled toward the state...
23:24, 09/02/2019

'Extremely dangerous' Dorian batters Bahamas, edges closer to Florida Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater while creeping toward the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were...
23:24, 09/02/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Restoring life to Ghana’s land Subsistence farmers in Ghana are learning how to hold back the decline in the fertility of the smallholdings they cultivate while revitalizing their soils as desertification increasingly threatens the...
17:00, 09/02/2019

China Silk Road plan needs clean investment safeguards: study China's Belt and Road Initiative must bring cost-effective new low-carbon methods to developing countries and avoid outdated polluting technologies in order to ensure global climate goals are met, a n...
12:12, 09/02/2019

NHC says 30% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico A broad area of low pressure located over the south-central Gulf of Mexico has a 30 pct chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday....
12:12, 09/02/2019