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Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year.…

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Proposes to Ban Delegates from . . . Tobacco Firms

According to Reuters, some within the UN's leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if…

Responding to Food Safety Concerns, Walmart Invests $25 Million in China

In response to purity scandals, Walmart plans to invest at least $25 million in Chinese food safety research. The investment promises to revamp…

U.S. and China Review Their Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Both countries committed to eliminate and consolidate fossil fuel subsidies as part of the review process, a promise they made in 2013.

U.S. and China Joined the Paris Agreement: So, What’s Next?

These two big buy-ins mean the Paris Agreement is more likely to be ratified this year, or even as soon as this month.…

Insurers to G-20: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In an open letter, top insurance companies ask G-20 leaders to phase-out all fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. And that's not all.

Why Birkenstock Is Kissing Amazon Goodbye

The German shoe company, founded over 240 years ago, is sick of fake versions of its shoes being sold on the online retailer’s…

China’s Straddling Bus Slams into a Great Wall of Ridicule

Shortly after it completed its test run in the city of Qinhuangdao, publications began to question the viability of China's futuristic 'straddling bus.'

Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’ in China Promises to Transform Public Transport

Last week in the Chinese coastal city of Qinhuangdao, a massive electric vehicle that can drive over two lanes of automobile traffic made…

Tension Heats Up Over the South China Sea, Shows No Signs of Cooling

Last week, an international arbitration court ruled that China has no territorial rights to the Spratly Islands, nor to the South China Sea.…

China Accused of Rapidly Building Coal Plants, Despite Climate Promises

China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and…

Amazon: No. 1 for Counterfeits, Cardboard Waste and More

That cheap deal from Amazon may not be what it seems, as some say the e-commerce giant allows counterfeiters to run rampant on…

Report: China’s Technology Espionage and IP Theft Will Doom the World

According to researchers at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, China’s 13th five-year plan reads as a modern-day sequel to the 2001 movie…

Hong Kong’s Beaches Inundated With Trash from Mainland China

This summer many of Hong Kong's beaches have been flooded by trash, the vast majority of which appears to have come from mainland…

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…