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05/23/2017 03:52 PM
Merkel calls for unity in climate talks before G7 as U.S. holds out
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged world nations on Tuesday to work together to fight global warming and, in a bid to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to drop any plans to ditch the Paris climate deal, argued there would be economic benefits.
05/23/2017 12:26 PM
CEO says changing VW culture proving tougher than expected
HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Some Volkswagen managers are struggling to adapt to the German carmaker's drive to improve accountability after its diesel emissions fraud, its chief executive said, suggesting it could take years to establish a new corporate culture.
05/23/2017 07:01 AM
Rain brings relief to China's parched grain fields
BEIJING (Reuters) - Heavy rains this week have brought relief to parched fields in China's major grain producing regions, breaking a months-long dry spell that had slowed corn planting and hit winter wheat crops.
05/22/2017 03:28 PM
South Africa declares Western Cape province a drought disaster area
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904".
05/22/2017 12:55 PM
Ahead of Exxon's annual meeting, climate activists gain ground
BOSTON (Reuters) - Shareholder activists focused on climate issues are gaining traction in their push to have large energy companies and utilities take account of the impact rising global temperatures could have on their businesses.