Claire O’Neill is critical also of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s new trade position GETTY IMAGES The UK’s former climate chief has criticised the Prime Minister over failings in the run-up up to next year’s climate summit, COP26. Claire O’Neill condemns what she calls broken promises and backsliding on […]

The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing polluted wastewater from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers The change will allow utilities to use cheaper technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines that are less […]

A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns in real-time, which could help mitigate outside interference in the 2020 American election. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain California beat President Donald Trump’s efforts to water down its signature climate-change initiative, a market-based program that’s designed to reduce carbon emissions. A federal judge in Sacramento on Friday dismissed a lawsuit the Trump administration filed challenging California’s cap-and-trade program, which requires hundreds of businesses to […]

Campaigners are concerned about pedestrian safety standards for US vehicles GETTY IMAGES Safety experts are urging the UK government to exclude American cars from any post-Brexit trade deal. They say imported vehicles should meet British safety standards for accidents with pedestrians, cyclists and children. UK PM Boris Johnson has indicated […]

Algorithmic decision-making has enormous potential to do good. From identifying priority areas for first response after an earthquake hits, to identifying those at risk of COVID-19 within minutes, their application has proven hugely beneficial. But things can go drastically wrong when decisions are trusted to algorithms without ensuring they adhere […]

Reporters visit Iran’s Arak Heavy Water Complex in late 2019.   Ratcheting up its maximum pressure campaign on Iran, the U.S. State Department will no longer waive sanctions against parties redesigning an Iranian heavy water reactor to sharply curtail its generation of plutonium, which can be used to build nuclear […]