Burning fossil fuels, primarily coal, oil and gas, causes about 4.5 million deaths every year worldwide, more than three times the number of lives lost to road accidents, research says.
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has vowed to control new coal production and new coal-fired power capacity as part of its commitments to curb pollution and tackle global warming.
Climate activists evade police to enter an open-cast mine run by energy giant RWE, two days after EU leaders failed to agree on a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050.
The Panama-flagged cargo ship, which was carrying coal and had 13 crew members on board, was heading to Samsun from the Russian port of Azov.
Seoul has been examining nine cases of potential imports of North Korean coal, which would breach a resolution passed last August by the UN Security Council to choke off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
Trump promised to revive coal by rolling back environmental regulations. But some in the Pennsylvania coal country think it's too little, too late.
Young people in Douala city are trying to turn garbage into cooking fuel safe for the environment, aiming to overcome one of Cameroon's biggest problems.
Thousands of miners risked their lives for coal, but now coal company bankruptcies endanger promises of hard-earned healthcare for former workers.
About 500 people work at Zemestan-Yurt coal mine in northeastern Iran, and over 80 are believed to be trapped inside, local media reports.
President Trump scrapped key environmental regulations to boost the declining coal industry. Now miners in the Appalachian region of the US say the jobs are slowly coming back.
As the US shifts away from coal, stories from a once mighty mining community of Appalachia risk being forever forgotten. This is part of a special series from Appalachia, a poor, largely rural and often marginalised region of the country.
Indonesian chief security minister says that they do not want to become ‘new Somalia' because of piracy on shipping route along its sea border
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