Average carbon dioxide emissions of new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Ag

Global estimates of how many people live in extreme poverty could be short by 350 million because of a dearth of reliable data, potentially leading to poor decisions about who needs services, resea

Egypt lies in the world's "sun belt" and receives abundant sunshine.

DAKAR, Mar 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The slow international response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak created an avoidable tragedy that cost thousands of lives, a leading medical charity s

PARIS, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Advances in understanding the genetic make-up of plants could ultimately help to produce more resilient, higher-yielding crops, the head of French seed company Limagrain sa

Almost one billion Africans will gain access to electricity by 2040 although more needs to be done to bolster power generation across the continent, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Mo

MELBOURNE Aug 27 (Reuters) - China's Yancoal Australia Ltd said on Wednesday it had won a court fight, allowing it to go ahead with an expansion of one of its mines in the coal-rich Hunter Valley,

Bulgaria's top court has revoked a 20 percent charge imposed on the income of solar and wind power producers this year, in a ruling that protects renewable energy investors in the Balkan country bu

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world's newest nation is

Energy supplier E.ON opened its Camster wind farm in northern Scotland on Tuesday, which could power around 30,000 homes a year, the Germany-based company said.