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Marathon talks as German gov't haggles over climate policy

Sep. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is scrambling to agree a package of measures for tackling global warming, as protesters prepare to stage rallies across the country demanding decisive action against climate change. Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to hold a special Cabinet meeting Friday to discuss the...

Global climate protests begin in Australia before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate...

The Latest: Australia leader calls protests a 'disruption'

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Australia's acting prime minister has described ongoing climate rallies as "just a disruption" that should have been held on a weekend to avoid inconveniencing...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on fuel economy rules

Sep. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks. The move announced this week revokes California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than...

'Middle of the herd' no more: Amazon tackles climate change

Sep. 19, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels. The company, which ships more than 10 billion items a year on fuel-guzzling planes and trucks, said it has...

California promises fight to keep auto emission authority

Sep. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality. The Trump administration on...

No small fry: German govt haggles over climate change policy

Sep. 19, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's governing parties are meeting Thursday to thrash out the final details of a plan to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a day before protesters plan to descend on Berlin demanding climate action. German media have reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel said...

Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest fires

Sep. 19, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Thursday they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting some of the fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of Southeast Asia. Among those arrested are three men who were caught Monday while trying to clear land to plant crops...

Big money urges governments to tackle climate change

Sep. 19, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

A group of more than 500 major institutional investors called Thursday for governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, warning that failure could have serious economic consequences. The banks, insurance companies and pension funds said in a joint statement ahead of next week's U.N. climate summit in...

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...