• President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and on to Paris where the president is to meet with other world leaders at the climate talks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama: US leadership helping global fight on climate change

    PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

  • Participants run as the India Gate monument is seen in the hazy background during Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Kenya's Cynthia Limo won the men's and women's elite categories, respectively. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Tens of thousands overcome Delhi pollution in half marathon

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The tens of thousands of people who participated in Sunday’s half marathon in India’s capital had more than just running 21 kilometers (13 miles) through New Delhi’s streets on a misty, chilly morning to deal with. They also had to overcome the city’s unparalleled air pollution.

  • This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors in Avila Beach on California's central coast. Without new operating licenses, the plant can't run past 2025. Renewing a nuclear power license is a lengthy proposition, and so even with years to go it's fast becoming a late hour. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)

    Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six years ago, the company that owns California’s last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state’s green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.

  • Trees are cut along a construction site of a new highway in Moscow region in this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 photo. As the climate warms, moisture levels are changing with wet areas becoming wetter and dry areas drier. Russia is the fastest warming part of the world, according to a report from the country’s weather monitoring agency. The steady rise in temperatures puts Siberia- known for its long winters and lush forests- at risk to natural disasters, such forest fires. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change

    MOSCOW (AP) — When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air.

  • People walk by a logo of Volkswagen at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.  South Korea said Thursday it fined Volkswagen $12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions tests were rigged. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    South Korea: VW rigged emissions in 125,000 diesel vehicles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it fined Volkswagen $12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions tests were rigged.