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Energy

Austria sues UK over nuclear power plan

ImageBritish plans to build two new nuclear reactors has drawn the ire of renewable-energy supporters. Now, the government in Vienna has filed a lawsuit, arguing that the project violates EU law.

Germany

Germany hit by record-setting heat, severe thunderstorms

Germany's weather service has reported the highest temperature on record. At least 12 have drowned in accidents, as people sought to escape one of the worst heat waves to hit central Europe in years.

Environment

Nobel Laureates call for action on climate change at Lindau

At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, some of the world's most senior scientists have signed a joint declaration on climate change, backing the science, and calling for action. But what will it help?

Agriculture

Wine growers tackle climate change issues at annual meeting

The wine industry is facing changes, ranging from technical challenges associated with hotter, drier climates through genetic engineering. Wine scientists have gathered in Germany for their annual pow-wow.

Climate

Civil groups heat up climate debate

The French city of Lyon has been hosting a climate summit. Unlike the UN talks, which take place at government level, this meeting brought regions, cities and other players together to drive climate action from below.

Climate

China's PM Li announces climate pledge for Paris talks

Chinese PM Li Keqiang, on a visit to France, has announced his country's contribution to a global climate deal set to be adopted in Paris in December. But he is also expected to sign dozens of trade deals.