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Farmer sues VW over climate change; German court has doubts

May. 20, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany cast doubt Friday on claims by a German farmer that automaker Volkswagen is partly responsible for the impact that global warming is having on his family business. The plaintiff, Ulf Allhoff-Cramer, claims drier soil and heavier rains due to climate...

China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions

Apr. 24, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is promoting coal-fired power as the ruling Communist Party tries to revive a sluggish economy, prompting warnings Beijing is setting back efforts to cut climate-changing carbon emissions from the biggest global source. Official plans call for boosting coal...

Juxtaposition: Opulent resort hosts climate summit in Dubai

Mar. 26, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East is the most water-scarce region in the world, but participants at an upcoming climate summit in Dubai will be ensconced in a resort with one of the world’s largest water parks, complete with artificial lagoons, encounters with dolphins and a...

EU agrees on Russia sanctions so far, but energy divides

Mar. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union preserved a sense of rarely seen unity through four rounds of unprecedented sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. But at a summit Thursday, the 27 leaders faced division on the biggest issue of all: energy. During the first month...

Great Barrier Reef suffers widespread coral bleaching

Mar. 18, 2022 04:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event, a government agency said on Friday. The report by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, which...

UN countries to create treaty to fight plastic pollution

Mar. 02, 2022 19:44 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — United Nations countries have agreed to create a legally binding global treaty to address plastic pollution in the world's oceans, rivers and landscape. The U.N. Environment Assembly voted unanimously Wednesday at its meeting in Kenya's capital Nairobi for a...

UN body weighs a global treaty to fight plastic pollution

Feb. 25, 2022 11:17 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Delegates from United Nations member countries are considering proposals for a binding global treaty to curb plastic pollution. The U.N. Environment Assembly, meeting Feb. 28 to March 2 in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, is expected to propose an international...