EU leaders hoping for the bloc to lead the fight against global warming by agreeing on Thursday to go carbon neutral by 2050 engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to ease fears among central and eastern states that doing so could cost jobs.
MIAMI: Data from a circling NASA satellite shows spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of pollutants that drive global warming, researchers said on Thursday. The findings in the journal Science are based on data from a carbon-tracking satellite launched in 2014 by the US space agency, known as NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2). The satellite's mission is to examine how carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas produced by the burning of…
BEIJING: China could waste as much as half a trillion dollars on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, a climate campaign group said Monday, arguing the world's top carbon polluter already has more than enough such facilities. The Asian giant's rise to become the world's second largest economy was largely powered by cheap, dirty coal. But as growth slows, the country has had a difficult time weaning itself off the fuel, even as the pollution it causes wreaks havoc on the environment and public health. Many of…
PARIS: Every credible plan to save humanity from global warming reserves a key role for a green energy technology called carbon capture and storage.
BERLIN: Germany is subjecting diesel vehicles including those from foreign manufacturers to strict checks, its transport minister said, following Volkswagen's latest disclosure that it gave false data on CO2 emissions.
Europe's oil and gas companies took direct aim at the coal industry Monday, calling upon governments to set a global price on carbon emissions that could dramatically drive market share from coal to natural gas.