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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 ...
August 19, 2015
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 13 Miami Herald on United States and ...
August 15, 2015
Protesters storm open-pit coal mine in western Germany
Environmental activists have stormed a lignite mine in western Germany to protest the use of coal, a major source of ...
August 14, 2015
7 Greenpeace activists fined for US icebreaker protest
Two more Greenpeace protesters accused of trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for ...
August 10, 2015
Methane-powered tractor could cut farmers' costs, emissions
Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the ...
July 28, 2015
White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks
Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not.
July 23, 2015
Cuadrilla to appeal UK council's anti-fracking decision
Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. says it will appeal a local authority decision to block the oil and gas exploration company's bid ...
July 23, 2015
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters
The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's ...
July 22, 2015
AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda
The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a ...
July 22, 2015
World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'
Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral ...
July 17, 2015
Europe divided along former Iron Curtain over nuclear power
A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power ...
July 12, 2015
APNewsBreak: US South getting its first big wind farm soon
On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the U.S. South has never seen: a ...
July 02, 2015
Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020
The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase ...
June 30, 2015
China announces climate target for Paris deal
Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to ...
June 30, 2015
Poland to support, develop industrial, coal mining region
Poland's government, at its first ever session outside Warsaw, approved a multi-billion-euro plan on Tuesday to stimulate the ...
June 29, 2015
Council rejects fracking shale gas in northwest England
A local council has rejected plans to frack shale gas in northwestern England in a case closely watched as offering a ...
June 24, 2015
Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens
A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ...
June 18, 2015
Record year for renewable power; heat, transport stay fossil
The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts ...
June 12, 2015
Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm
Anxiety has gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment. So much so that you ...
June 08, 2015
G7 climate vision requires gargantuan economic shift
When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to "decarbonize" the global economy, they're talking about a ...