EU adopts climate change targets for Paris conference (Update)
The EU formally adopted on Friday climate change targets for December's Paris conference including a 40 percent cut in emissions by 2030, climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said.
Japan's nuclear industry pledges to refire reactors
Japan's pro-nuclear lobby pledged Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster.
Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
Vehicles churn out about 28 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from fossil fuels in the United States, and their contribution keeps climbing, particularly in urban areas. But planners and policymakers ...
California lawmakers advance aggressive climate change plans
California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state's carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years.
New technique for using sugarcane to make jet fuel cuts greenhouse gas emissions
Top China weather expert warns on climate change
China's top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate change, saying that rising temperatures could have "huge impacts" on the world's most populous country, state media reported Sunday.
Scientists take aim at Four Corners methane mystery
Researchers from several institutions are in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest with a suite of airborne and ground-based instruments, aiming to uncover reasons for a mysterious methane "hot spot" ...
Climate peril stirring in permafrost, experts tell UN
Scientists on Tuesday called for action to defuse a time bomb of Arctic greenhouse gas as negotiators at UN talks grappled over a climate rescue pact.
Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Gates
Fossil fuel divestment would be ineffective on its own as a means of halting global warming, software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said Friday.
At G-7, Japan's energy plan is not all that green
Japan may find itself the odd man out when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presents his government's blueprint for combating climate change at this weekend's summit of the world's leading industrialized democracies.
New calculations to improve CO2 monitoring from space
How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a UCL-led team of scientists. This will help climate scientists studying ...
Exploding stars help to understand thunderclouds on Earth
How is lightning initiated in thunderclouds? This is difficult to answer - how do you measure electric fields inside large, dangerously charged clouds? It was discovered, more or less by coincidence, that ...
Million-mile journey to an asteroid begins for ASU-built instrument
A journey that will stretch millions of miles and take years to complete begins with a short trip to a loading dock.
Ethanol refining may release more of some pollutants than previously thought
Ethanol fuel refineries could be releasing much larger amounts of some ozone-forming compounds into the atmosphere than current assessments suggest, according to a new study that found emissions of these ...