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May 24, 2016
Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament
Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility ...
May 24, 2016
Oil spilled from ship pollutes Albanian beach
Authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania. Vlora Deputy Mayor Ardi ...
May 24, 2016
UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight
A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing ...
May 02, 2016
4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist
Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active ...
April 25, 2016
A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers
Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more ...
April 25, 2016
The Latest: Pilot tells of difficulties of long solar flight
The Latest on a solar plane that landed in California after crossing the Pacific (all times local): 5:30 p.m. One of two ...
April 24, 2016
Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance
The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a ...
April 20, 2016
Correction: China-Electric Car Dreams story
In an article April 20 about electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Co.'s plans for the U.S. market, The ...
April 15, 2016
Japan qualifies Chrysler Jeep Cherokee for green tax break
Chrysler's Jeep has been declared green by the Japanese government, becoming the first gasoline-engine American-made U.S.
April 07, 2016
AP Interview: Japan lawyer wants no-nukes after Fukushima
Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai stands out in Japan, a nation dominated by somber dark suits: When not in a courtroom, he often wears ...
March 29, 2016
Nevada power plant first in world with solar-geothermal mix
Nevada's governor, the premier of Italy and the director of the U.S. Energy Department's renewable energy labs on Tuesday ...
March 24, 2016
Developing world overtakes West in renewables investments
A U.N.-backed report says global investments in solar, wind and other sources of renewable energy reached a record $286 ...
March 10, 2016
Honda rolls out fuel cell in Japan, to lease 200 first year
Honda has rolled out a new fuel cell vehicle, the first of its kind to be a five-seater. The zero-emissions Clarity may not ...
March 03, 2016
Offshore wind projects in United States see renewed interest
The offshore wind industry has high hopes for establishing a permanent beachhead in the U.S. after years of disappointment.
February 23, 2016
Czechs protest Polish greenhouse over light pollution
It's much ado about a greenhouse. A huge and well-lighted greenhouse opened last year on the Polish side of the border with ...
January 24, 2016
French president in India to strengthen strategic ties
French President Francois Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday that could push a multibillion-dollar deal for ...
December 24, 2015
Paris climate goals mean emissions need to drop below zero
If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: ...
December 18, 2015
Pride vies with sadness as Britain's last coal pit closes
Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments. On Friday, workers at ...
December 17, 2015
US government: New vehicles averaged record 24.3 mpg in 2014
New cars and trucks averaged a record 24.3 miles per gallon (10.3 kilometers per liter) last year, but falling gas prices and ...
December 16, 2015
UK Parliament backs fracking below national parks
The British Parliament has approved proposals that would allow fracking for shale gas below national parks, world heritage ...