BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will make its ambitious 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding even though global climate talks failed this month, the country’s environment minister said on Monday.
PRAGUE (Reuters) – Four rare, northern white rhinos, half the known population left in the world, will leave a Czech zoo for Africa on Saturday in a last-ditch bid to save the species from extinction.
LONDON (Reuters) – Improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s buildings is crucial for meeting the country’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets by 2050, a report by the government-backed Carbon Trust found on Friday.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Standardization Administration said on Wednesday it has suspended some requirements that could have restricted the use and production of electric bicycles in the country.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada condemned on Monday a series of elaborate hoax emails and a fake website story that claimed the country would cut emissions of greenhouse gases by a much greater amount than previously announced.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The recession has slashed U.S. output of planet warming gases and puts the country on track to reach President Barack Obama’s short-term emissions goal, but cutting the pollution further will take more effort as the economy recovers.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – More than 500 Canadian scientists on Thursday urged the country’s government — portrayed by critics as a laggard in the fight against climate change — to significantly boost efforts to fight global warming.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For anyone trying to understand why the United States is having such a hard time joining an international effort to combat global warming, a short drive west from Washington to one of the smaller states in the country might explain a lot.
BANGALORE, India (Reuters) – Indian officials are investigating the leak of a radioactive substance into drinking water at an atomic power plant in the south of the country, they said on Sunday.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top climate envoy said on Thursday emissions absorbed by carbon “sinks” will not be covered by the country’s carbon intensity target, which will be calculated using energy consumption and “production processes.”