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White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

Oct. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for President Joe Biden's big domestic policy bill that officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal that was quashed by opposition from a...

UN chief: 'Leadership gap' undermines global climate efforts

Oct. 26, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. U.N. Secretary-General...

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll

Oct. 26, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago. About 6 out of 10 Americans also believe...

Morrison: Australia will beat 2030 goal for lower emissions

Oct. 26, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday the country is set to reduce emissions by 35% below 2005 levels by 2030, but he won't commit to such a target at the U.N. climate conference in Scotland. Morrison said his government...

Dutch pension fund to divest from fossil fuel producers

Oct. 26, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' biggest pension fund announced Tuesday that it will stop investing in companies that produce fossil fuels, saying the move — that has long been demanded by many members of the fund — was prompted by recent climate reports by the United...

White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

Oct. 25, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for President Joe Biden's big domestic policy bill that officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal that was quashed by opposition. ...

Australian prime minister will take net zero target to COP26

Oct. 25, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not increase its goal for 2030 at an upcoming U.N. climate summit in Scotland, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday. Morrison’s conservative Liberal...

Edwards heading to Scotland this week for climate conference

Oct. 25, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards and other Louisiana officials will travel Thursday to Scotland to attend an international climate change conference packed with world leaders. The governor's economic development and coastal policy advisors will be among...

VP: Brazil to seek zero deforestation by 2028, up from 2030

Oct. 25, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government will accelerate its timeline by two to three years to completely eliminate illegal deforestation, Vice President Hamilton Mourão told foreign press reporters on Monday. Mourão said the Brazilian delegation to the upcoming...

UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short

Oct. 25, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said in a report published Monday. ...