• IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that failure to take urgent action on global warming will condemn humanity to the same fate as the Peruvian poultry that so many delegates to the group's annual meeting are enjoying this week in a country famed for its cuisine.

  • VW just the latest in long history of cheating car companies

    Volkswagen is far from the first company to stand accused of trying to game required emissions tests. Almost since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970, major manufacturers of cars, trucks and heavy equipment have been caught for using what regulators call "defeat devices" — typically programming a vehicle's on-board computer to boost horsepower or fuel mileage by belching out dirtier exhaust than allowed.

  • New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary

    New Zealand unveiled plans to create a South Pacific marine sanctuary the size of France, saying it would protect one of the world's most pristine ocean environments.

  • Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists

    Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.

  • Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Brazil on Sunday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for an envisioned global pact against climate change.

  • Stargazers ready for rare event in supermoon eclipse

    Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.

  • Amid VW scandal, polluted Paris asks if time to dump diesel

    Guidebooks rarely mention it, but Paris is one of the most polluted cities in the rich world. The Eiffel Tower is periodically shrouded in smog, and there's one key culprit: France's disproportionately heavy reliance on diesel fuel.

  • China to create domestic carbon-trading market

    China announced it would launch a nationwide carbon emissions trading market during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States on Friday, injecting new political energy into climate change talks ahead of December’s UN climate summit in Paris.

  • For 7 years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations

    Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America's tough Clean Air laws.

  • Killing of endangered Sumatran elephant sparks anger

    A critically endangered Sumatran elephant who had patrolled Indonesia's jungles to help protect threatened habitats has been killed for his tusks, an official said Monday, sparking a surge of anger online.

  • Taman Safari encourages animal foster parenting

    Taman Safari Indonesia in Cisarua, Bogor, West Java, is inviting the public to participate in its animal foster parent program.

  • US investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is investigating the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.

  • Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double

    Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.

  • Oxfam provides support for UN climate storytelling contest

    Oxfam says it will support the Voice2Paris global storytelling contest, launched by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) in August, by providing three additional fellowships for participating journalists to cover the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, in Paris in December.

  • Current El Nino third-strongest; expected to last until spring

    The current El Nino phenomenon, a global weather pattern known to wreak havoc every few years, should last until spring and likely become one of the strongest on record, forecasters said Thursday.

  • Haze disrupts Kuching flights

    The haze is so thick in southern Sarawak that several flight landings have been disrupted.

  • Australia spider possible new species of deadly funnel-web

    Australian scientists have discovered what could be a new species of the deadly funnel-web spider, after finding a large specimen living in a national park.

  • New calves raise hopes for world's rarest rhino

    Three critically endangered Javan rhino calves have been filmed in an Indonesian national park, raising hopes for the future of the world's rarest rhino after years of population decline.

  • Pacific leader warns Australia on climate stance

    Australia should consider leaving the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) if it cannot accept the regional body's firm stance on climate change, Kiribati President Anote Tong said Tuesday.

  • Mexican arrested for trying to smuggle iguanas from Galapagos Islands

    A Mexican man has been detained in Ecuador for trying to leave the Galapagos Islands with 11 endangered iguanas in his luggage, authorities said Monday.