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Thursday, November 19, 2015
A compromise struck by the United States, Japan and several other major nations will restrict export financing to build coal power plants overseas, but not eliminate it completely.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
EPA to stop traffic when air pollution spikes
Cars will be banned from the streets and outdoor sports games will be postponed in regions with alarming air pollution levels, according to an emergency plan to combat sudden surges of bad air, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 環保署) announced yesterday.
Taiwan will send a delegation of at least 50 people to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled for Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, an official said Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cattle dying in South Africa as drought deepens
In the middle of a desiccated lake bed in South Africa's North West province, a 7-month-old calf is too weak to get up. It is doomed to die from thirst and hunger.
Coal not leaving anytime soon despite renewables push
Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it -- at least not yet.
Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former U.S. Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after living and breeding largely undisturbed since the middle of last century.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Scientists tracking rain, snow in soggy Washington state
Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to four-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Rare minerals are crucial to the manufacture of mobile phones, electronics and medical equipment, and a shortage could upset the global marketplace and spark wide-ranging financial instability, a study warned Friday.
Boats sit idle as algae threatens Dungeness crab season
San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf typically bustles this time of year as workers prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Clean cooking: a green lifesaver
Kamlesh feeds the flames of a crude clay cookstove with kindling, kerosene and sunbaked discs of cow dung. She breathes in the billowing smoke, as she does for hours every day. Her eyes water and sting. Her throat feels scratchy and sore.
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