Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans the manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing tiny plastic beads that are known to pollute waterways.

Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the brui

Japan's top three automakers said on Wednesday they will spend up to 6 billion yen ($48.92 million) combined to subsidize the cost of operating hydrogen fuelling stations as the country aims to lea

The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show

EU member states on Tuesday agreed new rules to limit pollution from hundreds of thousands of medium-sized power plants that had previously escaped regulation.

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Rebuilding parts of Malawi that were devastated by floods in January will take up to five years and may cost more than $400 million, the United Nations said on Thursday.


North Korea faces further food shortages as production in the country's main growing region is expected to be cut in half, the United Nations food agency said.

Four EU nations and a European politicians from across the political divide called on the European Commission to publish next year a challenging 2025 emissions standard for new cars.