FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Bonn on Saturday to call for the phasing out of coal as a source of power ahead of global talks on climate change in the German city next week.
(Reuters) - An earthquake magnitude 6.9, depth 32 km, struck 192 km South West of Apia, Samoa, at 0900 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing issued its first orange smog alert ahead of winter on Friday, forecasting heavy air pollution over the next four days, the second-highest alert in China's four-tier emergency response system.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested on Thursday that the expansion of fossil fuel use in Africa would help protect people there from sexual assault, a comment that drew a swift rebuke from environmental activists.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's <VOWG_p.DE> premium carmaker Audi said on Thursday it would recall 4,997 of its A8 model vehicles with V8 diesel engines in Europe to update software after it found they emitted too much nitrogen oxide.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanxi province, China's biggest coal producing region, has ordered local governments to further restrict industrial activity beginning on Saturday to curb winter smog, it said in a notice on Thursday.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China needs to improve law enforcement and make polluters pay to treat billions of tonnes of rural, industrial and household waste, the country's top legislator said in a report to parliament late on Wednesday.