Set aside any romantic notions of Paris in the spring. Visitors to the French capital are facing the choice of using an umbrella or wearing a mask.

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club and Michael Bloomberg are upping the ante in their effort to close down coal-fired power plants, announcing on Wednesday another $60 million in funding for their anti-

China’s efforts to combat pollution are gaining momentum after President Xi Jinping pledged in March at the annual session of the National People’s Congress to punish violators of the nation’s envi

Japan has the potential by 2030 to triple the amount of electricity it gets from renewable sources such as solar and wind, a Ministry of the Environment study showed.

A day after California imposed mandatory water restrictions to battle a four-year drought, a new study on global warming suggests the worst is yet to come.

Carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union’s cap-and-trade program, the world’s largest, probably fell to a record last year as warmer-than-average weather curbed demand for gas and power.

South Africa National Parks says its plan to sell and relocate 286 white rhinos is almost complete as it seeks to save the animals from poachers.

Russia is at risk of the “first significant” increase in its poverty level since the crisis in 1998-1999 as the country’s first recession in six years forces millions into destitution, the World Ba

(Bloomberg) -- Mexico has set a national target of getting 5 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2018, lower than the 8.2 percent goal in draft policies released earlier this month.

(Bloomberg) -- Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., a global supplier of agricultural commodities, has pledged to curb deforestation that results from the farming of soybeans and palm trees.