Ford Fusion wins LA car show green prize
30/11/2012 11:56 am
The 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car of the Year Thursday at the LA Auto Show, as the US carmaker boasted having gone from "laggard to leader" in the environmentally-friendly vehicle market.
Australia beaches reopen after red algal bloom
30/11/2012 11:00 am
Beaches around southeastern Australia's coastline reopened after a red algal bloom that glowed a phosphorescent blue at night forced them to close to the public.
'Time running out' for Kiribati: president
30/11/2012 10:53 am
The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is running out of time on climate change as seas rise, and is drafting plans including mass relocation of its people while the world procrastinates on the issue, the country's leader says.
China demand fuels illegal logging: report
30/11/2012 10:39 am
The preservation of the world's forests "is in China's hands", a top environmental campaign group said Thursday, accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade.
EU to prolong fishing ban for endangered sharks
30/11/2012 10:19 am
EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki said Thursday that a total ban on fishing endangered deepwater shark species would be maintained for another two years.
Definitive study highlights polar ice melt
30/11/2012 10:18 am
The melting of polar ice caps raised sea levels by nearly half an inch (11 millimeters) over the last two decades, scientists said Thursday, calling it the most definitive measure yet of the impact of climate change.
BP banned from US government contracts
29/11/2012 10:33 am
British oil giant BP was temporarily banned from winning new US government contracts after agreeing to plead guilty to criminal charges in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
Europe defends emissions record at climate talks
29/11/2012 10:18 am
Europe defended its record Wednesday in curbing Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions as the countries of the world entered their third day of talks in Qatar on ways to tackle climate change.
EU rejects French report linking GM maize to cancer
29/11/2012 9:55 am
The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards."
Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal
29/11/2012 9:08 am
As the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol draws to a close, the world will dissect its record for successes to emulate in the fight against climate change -- and pitfalls to avoid.