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November 26, 2015
Japan announces $10.6 billion in climate financing for 2020
Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.
November 24, 2015
German financial giant Allianz slashes coal investments
Germany's Allianz SE, one of the world's largest financial asset managers, said Tuesday it would over the next six months ...
November 21, 2015
Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping
Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II ...
November 17, 2015
Summit in Philippines sets stage for climate action in Paris
When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines two years ago, flattening entire villages and killing thousands, the ...
November 09, 2015
China promises action on climate ahead of Paris talks
China has changed course and emerged as a leader in curbing greenhouse gas emissions six years after it was accused of ...
November 07, 2015
Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage
Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it ...
October 29, 2015
British foreign minister discusses climate change in Gulf
Speaking from a Gulf nation whose skyscrapers rose on oil wealth, Britain's foreign secretary called Thursday on the rest of ...
October 26, 2015
World's Catholic bishops issue appeal to Paris climate talks
Catholic patriarchs, cardinals and bishops representing five continents appealed to climate negotiators on Monday to approve ...
October 23, 2015
Talks on climate deal heat up over bill for global warming
The trillion-dollar question of who should pay for global warming is coming to a head in talks on an international climate ...
October 21, 2015
Xi inks nuclear power deal as UK seeks Chinese investment
Britain will be China's "partner of choice" in the West, Prime Minister David Cameron declared Wednesday, as China ...
October 16, 2015
French president in Iceland to see global warming's damage
The French president took a few steps on an Icelandic glacier Friday to experience firsthand the damage caused by global ...
October 10, 2015
Development banks boost funding to fight climate change
The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the ...
October 02, 2015
India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge
India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant ...
September 29, 2015
Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists
Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, ...
September 28, 2015
Despite pledges, climate action seen falling short
The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the ...
September 28, 2015
Amid VW scandal, polluted Paris asks if time to dump diesel
Guidebooks rarely mention it, but Paris is one of the most polluted cities in the rich world. The Eiffel Tower is ...
September 27, 2015
Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Brazil on Sunday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for ...
September 25, 2015
Asian Development Bank doubles climate financing
The Asian Development Bank says it will double its funding to fight climate change to $6 billion by 2020. The Manila, ...
September 22, 2015
For 7 years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations
Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high ...
August 28, 2015
Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water
A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC says he's not sure when exploratory drilling will resume off Alaska's northwest coast ...