U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation’s top environmental regulator. Reuters Continue reading Trump nominates acting EPA head, an ex-coal lobbyist, to run agency
A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world’s largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions. Reuters Continue reading Shareholders call on ExxonMobil to set greenhouse gas reduction targets
Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarized world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising. Reuters Continue reading Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. Reuters Continue reading Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak
Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the landmark Paris 2015 deal on climate change have begun in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district. Reuters Continue reading Katowice Notebook: More Polish coal mines 'are not an option'
Earlier this year, the chief financial officer of global insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. explained to analysts how the company had turned a little-known U.S. energy subsidy into a profit machine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to … Continue reading Special Report: Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies
President Emmanuel Macron considered declaring a state of emergency as he met security chiefs on Sunday seeking a way out of nationwide protests after rioters turned central Paris into a battle zone and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe monument. Reuters Continue reading Macron mulls state of emergency after worst unrest in decades
The French government will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of France’s worst riots in years, but while it is open to dialogue it will not change course, its spokesman said on Sunday. Reuters Continue reading France mulls state of emergency after Paris riots, won't change policy
French riot police fought running battles with “yellow vest” protesters in the streets of Paris, in a third weekend of nationwide unrest against high living costs that pose one of the gravest challenges to Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Reuters Continue reading Paris turned into battle zone as "Yellow Vest" protests escalate
More than 65 people were injured and almost 170 people arrested in central Paris on Saturday after violent clashes between police and “yellow vest” protesters, in a third weekend of nationwide demonstrations against high living costs. Reuters Continue reading French police clash with 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris, 169 arrested
French riot police used teargas on Saturday against protesters clad in fluorescent yellow trying to break through security cordons at the Champs Elysees in Paris. Reuters Continue reading Riot police use teargas against protesters in Paris
A summit of the world’s top economies will open on Friday with leaders struggling over fallout from a U.S.-China trade war that has roiled global markets and bracing for the kind of divisive geopolitical drama that President Donald Trump often … Continue reading World leaders set to convene Argentina summit clouded by disputes
General Motors Co said that Obama era rules aiming to hike fleetwide fuel efficiency to more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025 are “not technologically feasible or economically practicable” and called for a more modest annual increase in requirements. … Continue reading GM says Obama-era fuel efficiency rules not 'feasible': filing
Dozens of environmental activists cycled from Montenegro’s capital to the Albanian border on Saturday to protest over the neighboring nation’s construction of a dam on the Cijevna river that flows through both countries. Reuters Continue reading Montenegrins protest against Albanian dam on shared river
Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution. … Continue reading U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
Society would have to carry out “unprecedented” changes to the way it operates to keep global temperatures from rising by less than targeted or it risks increases in heat waves and flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some … Continue reading Massive societal changes needed to meet lower global warming target world needs: U.N.