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UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021

May. 28, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Host Britain said Thursday that the next global climate talks, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be held in Glasgow from Nov. 1-12, 2021. The U.N. talks originally scheduled for this November are regarded as an important moment to review progress since the Paris climate...

Board rejects Hawaii commercial aquarium fishing statement

May. 27, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A state board has rejected an environmental impact statement submitted by a group seeking permits for commercial aquarium fishing around Hawaii island. The Board of Land and Natural Resources voted Friday to reject the statement of more than 2,000 pages submitted by 10 West Hawaii aquarium...

Traditional cyclists, e-bikers clash over new trail rules

May. 16, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — After a couple days of hard hiking last fall, Tim Brass thought it was time to track down a motor. He was bowhunting in a trophy unit near Creede, and plenty of other hunters were using a motorized trail for swift access. His friend offered an e-bike. Brass got his elk. “Best hunting...

State to start trapping wolves in Northeast Washington

May. 2, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say they will start spring trapping of wolves, an activity that was previously considered non-essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The department now has training procedures and personal protection equipment to...

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General displayed on a screen at the  Environment Ministry as he delivers his speech at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  Due to the coronavirus crisis, the conference will only be held digitally. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)

UN chief: Use pandemic to 'rebuild our world for the better'

Apr. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres challenged leaders Tuesday to use the coronavirus pandemic to “rebuild our world for the better” by also working together to tackle other global threats such as climate change. The outbreak has resulted in at least 200,000 deaths globally...

Activists of Fridays for Future movement placed protest posters for climate protection in front the German parliament building the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 24, 2020. Because of the continuing spread of the coronavirus, the climate strike will be digitally distributed on the Internet. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

Germany, Britain call for 'green recovery' from pandemic

Apr. 27, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Britain said Monday that efforts to revive the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic must ensure a ‘green recovery' that helps the world tackle climate change. Speaking ahead of a virtual meeting of officials from some 30 countries, Germany's environment...

Environmental review suggests 10 aquarium permits in Hawaii

Apr. 25, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A final environmental impact statement on a proposal to issue commercial aquarium permits in west Hawaii waters suggests awarding permits to only 10 aquarium fishermen, an advisory council said. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council reduced the suggested number from 14 to 10...

FILE - In this file photo dated Aug. 21, 2019, a KLM passenger plane approaches for landing at Lisbon airport. The Dutch government is widely expected to announce an aid package in the coming days for Air France’s Dutch partner carrier, KLM, after the French government on Friday April 24, 2020, announced a 7-billion-euro (dollars 7.6-billion US) aid package to rescue Air France, whose planes have been largely grounded by virus lockdowns around the world.(AP Photo/Armando Franca, FILE)

At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

Apr. 24, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French and Dutch governments announced at least 9 billion euros ($9.7 billion) in bailout money Friday to rescue Air France and KLM, which are fighting for survival as most of their planes are grounded by virus lockdowns around the world. The partner airlines had been negotiating for weeks...

This image shows the 17 new journalists joining the Associated Press in a partnership with Report for America to boost the news agency's statehouse coverage. Seen are from top L-R: Farnoush Amiri, Bryan Anderson, Cedar Attanasio, Sara Cline, Acacia Coronado, Sophia Eppolito. Middle L-R: Camille Fassett, Andrew Tsubasa Field, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, Mohamed Ibrahim, Michelle Liu, Samuel Metz. Bottom L-R: Anna Nichols, Patty Nieberg, Iris Samuels, Casey Smith, Leah Willingham. The journalists will cover beats including climate change, public health policy, infrastructure and voting security. They will help enhance statewide elections coverage and help chronicle the state economic and policy decisions that are being developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo)

AP, Report for America to put 17 journalists in statehouses

Apr. 23, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and Report for America are hiring 17 journalists to boost the AP's statehouse coverage. The journalists will cover beats including climate change, public health policy, infrastructure and voting security. They will help enhance statewide coverage of elections and help...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Maintain vigilance for environment The Citizens’ Voice April 22 The Trump administration rolled out an infamously slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but wasted no time in trying it to use it as an excuse to...