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
Global investors managing $32 trillion in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as policymakers meet for talks at a United Nations conference in Poland. Reuters Continue reading Investors managing $32 trillion in assets call for action on climate change
Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled to bridge deep political divides. Reuters Continue reading U.N. climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides
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'
Many delegates from the world’s 20 largest economies arrived at a summit in Argentina this week determined to clinch an agreement to reform the global trade system, pushed to a breaking point by tensions between the United States and China. … Continue reading G20 sealed landmark deal on WTO reform by ducking 'taboo words'
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
France will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of some of the worst civil unrest in more than a decade and urged peaceful protesters to come to the negotiating table, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said on … Continue reading France to consider state of emergency to prevent riots recurring: government spokesman
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
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
Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. Reuters Continue reading Clashing with Trump, U.S. government report says climate change will batter economy
Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. Reuters Continue reading Deadly 'megafires' the new normal in California
Activists rallied in Oregon and other states on Monday in support of young plaintiffs whose lawsuit against the U.S. government over the impact of climate change is under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reuters Continue reading Children, activists rally in support of climate change lawsuit