environment

Paris limits cars on road after suffering worst pollution in 10 years

Paris has implemented limits on the number of cars on its roads after being hit by its worst and most prolonged air pollution in at least 10 years.

Severe air pollution reported in Bosnian industrial cities

Air pollution in major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina has again reached alarming levels, with the concentration of pollutants exceeding permitted limits in Tuzla, Zenica and Sarajevo, the...

47 countries commit to end fossil fuels production at Morocco talks

Forty-seven countries that are the most vulnerable to climate change on Friday pledged to switch their energy production as quickly as possible to renewable sources.

Spain faces hefty EU fine for failing to process sewage correctly

Spain was threatened Thursday with a fine of more than 46.5 million euros (49.8 million dollars) for failing to enact EU rules on sewage treatment, the bloc's executive said, as it referred the...

Cars in Europe pump out more CO2 than advertised, says tester

Vehicles on European roads pump out far more carbon dioxide (CO2) than advertised, the team of scientists who uncovered Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal reported in a study released Thursday...

Global carbon emissions stabilizing due to US, China, researchers say

Global carbon emissions have remained largely steady for the past three years, even while economies have grown, scientists said in a study published Monday.

Greece must protect rare sea turtles or face fines, EU court rules

Greece has failed in its obligation to protect the breeding ground of vulnerable sea turtles, the European Union's top court found Thursday, paving the way for possible fines against Athens if it...

EU members on track for 2020 greenhouse gas emission target

The European Union remains on course to achieving its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gases by one fifth, despite emissions rising slightly last year, the bloc's environmental agency said...

Developing countries hit hard by extreme weather events

Developing countries have been more affected by extreme weather events than industrialized countries, underscoring their vulnerability to climate change, a study released Tuesday showed.

COP22 climate talks begin: "We must be spurred on by action"

UN climate talks began Monday in Marrakesh, where leaders called on negotiators to ensure that the global accord on climate change reached in Paris is enacted swiftly.

Delhi halts construction, diesel generators in air pollution battle

Cricket matches were cancelled Sunday and school holidays extended as air pollution levels in the Indian capital continued to hover way above safe levels with no sign of respite.

Climate accord goes into effect in "historic day for the planet"

An agreement to limit global temperature rise caused by greenhouse gas emissions to below 2 degrees, adopted during a UN summit in Paris last year, entered into force on Friday.

Delhi, Indian cities choked with pollution after Diwali fireworks

Pollution levels hit alarmingly high levels in New Delhi and vast parts of India on Monday, the morning after Diwali, as smoke from huge quantities of fireworks clogged up the air.

Dakota pipeline opponents rally after police make arrests, clear camp

Activists trying to block construction of an oil pipeline remained near the scene Friday in North Dakota even after their protest camp was cleared by police.

Historic deal reached on the world's largest marine protected area

Twenty-four countries and the European Union have reached a historic deal to designate 1.55 million square kilometres of the Ross Sea in the Antarctic region a marine protected area for the next...