Emirati hosts want UN climate talks to deliver 'game-changing results,' with big oil at the table
A senior United Arab Emirates official says the Gulf nation wants a U.N. climate summit it’s hosting later this year to deliver “game-changing results” for international efforts to curb global warming.
Buzzworthy: Honeybee health blooming at federal facilities across the country
While judges, lawyers and support staff at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, keep the American justice system buzzing, thousands of humble honeybees on the building’s roof are playing their part in a more important task: feeding the world.
Arizona to restrict some new construction in fast-growing areas of Phoenix reliant on groundwater
Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that rely on groundwater thanks to years of overuse and a multi-decade drought worsened by climate change.
Brazil's Congress weakens pro-environment ministries in a rejection of Lula
In a rejection of early moves by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who took office in January, Brazil’s Congress has stripped powers from the new Ministry of Indigenous Peoples and Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, both led by women environmentalists.
In the Amazon region where pair was killed, neglect and allegations of harsh justice
One year after the killings of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, some people in the remote Javari Valley region of the Brazilian Amazon have seen their lives change, but not for the better.
India pauses plans to add new coal plants for five years, bets on renewables, batteries
The Indian government will not consider any proposals for new coal plants for the next five years and focus on growing its renewables sector, according to an updated national electricity plan released Wednesday evening.
Debt ceiling deal advances pipeline and tweaks environmental rules. But more work remains.
Despite weeks of negotiations, the White House and House Republicans were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement to overhaul environmental regulations and streamline federal permitting as part of their budget deal.
Earth is 'really quite sick now' and in danger zone in nearly all ecological ways, study says
A new study says Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it.
Norway says Beluga whale with apparent Russian-made harness swims south to Sweden
Norwegian authorities say that a beluga whale first spotted in Arctic Norway in 2019 with an apparent Russian-made harness and alleged to have come from a Russian military facility has been spotted off Sweden's west coast.
As electric cars boom, locals fear Chinese battery plant will harm land in drought-stricken Hungary
Residents, environmentalists and opposition politicians in eastern Hungary are worried that a sprawling battery factory will exacerbate existing environmental problems and hit the country’s precious water supplies.
California's epic melting snowpack means cold, deadly torrents ahead of Memorial Day weekend
California rivers fed by winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowpack have been turned into cold and deadly torrents, drawing warnings from officials ahead of the Memorial Day weekend's traditional start of outdoor summer recreation.
IEA: Shift to clean energy accelerating, but coal investments too high to meet climate goals
The International Energy Agency says energy security concerns and policy support from rich countries are speeding up reliance on clean energy, but investments in coal power are on course to be nearly six-times beyond what is needed for the world to meet targets for achieving “net zero” carbon emissions.
California unlikely to run short of electricity this summer thanks to storms, new power sources
California regulators say the state is unlikely to run short of electricity this summer, thanks to new power sources and a wet winter that filled reservoirs to restart hydroelectric power plants shuttered during the drought.
The day after: Guam assesses damage after Typhoon Mawar hits US Pacific territory
Guam residents and officials are assessing the damage the day after Typhoon Mawar smashed the U.S. Pacific territory, lashing the island with wind and rain, tearing down trees, walls and power lines, flipping cars and pushing a dangerous storm surge ashore.
Pennsylvania high court appears split over plan to force power plants to pay for carbon emissions
Justices on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court are indicating that they're likely to have split opinions on whether a governor can force power plant owners to pay for their planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
UN agency: 2M killed, $4.3 trillion in damages from extreme weather over past half-century
The U.N. weather agency reported Monday that nearly 12,000 extreme weather, climate and water-related events over much of the past half-century around the globe have killed more than 2 million people and caused economic damage of $4.3 trillion.
Italy's deadly floods just latest example of climate change's all-or-nothing weather extremes
Climate experts say the floods that sent rivers of mud tearing through towns in Italy’s northeast this week are the result of extreme weather phenomena that are becoming increasingly frequent around the world.