Under the deal signed Nov. 12, the US would cut emissions twice as fast as President Obama's earlier target. China, for the first time, set an emissions target, saying they would peak by about 2030, if not earlier.
Republicans won Senate control in Tuesday's midterm elections, leading many to believe that will mean faster action on pipelines and trade agreements. News of Republicans gaining Senate control sent energy shares higher on Wednesday.
Carmakers Hyundai and Kia are fined $100 million for overstating gas mileage figures on window stickers for 1.2 million vehicles. The Hyundai Kia gas mileage penalty is the first under new rules aimed at limiting the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit.
The United Nations issued its fifth climate change report Sunday, affirming with 95 percent certainty that humans are responsible for global warming. But now some outside and within the UN are wondering if it makes sense to embark on another mammoth climate change report.
A growing number of electric car drivers are fueling their vehicles with the power of the sun. Rooftop solar panels can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle.
BP oil spill 'bathtub ring' about the size of Rhode Island remains on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico according to new research. The 2010 BP oil spill spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, leaving what researchers say resembles an oil spill 'bathtub ring' on the sea floor.
The average fuel economy of new US cars and trucks hit a record 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg) last year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Overall fuel economy for new cars and trucks has risen almost 5 mpg since 2004.
Hinkley Point nuclear plant in England gets an approval from the European Union to subsidize the construction and operation of the plant. Environmentalists who oppose Hinkley Point were furious over the decision.
Last week's freezing winter was so cold it may make this coming heating season appear mild by comparison. That's why the US Department of Energy is forecasting Americans won't have to crank up the heat as much this year, so they'll pay less for energy.
A dead bear cub was found in Central Park Monday morning by two women walking their dogs. The dead bear cub was being sent to Albany, where the state Department of Environmental Conservation was taking over the case.
Reza Baluchi aimed to run to Bermuda in a homemade floating bubble, but was rescued by the US Coast Guard after suffering fatigue. Reza Baluchi was transported to a nearby Coast Guard station and found to be uninjured.