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Biden directs US to mitigate financial risk from climate

May. 20, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is directing federal agencies to develop a comprehensive strategy to identify and manage financial risks to government and the private sector posed by climate change. An executive order Biden issued Thursday calls for concrete steps...

Energy agency: End new fossil fuel supply investments

May. 18, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The International Energy Agency says immediate action is needed to reshape the world's energy sector in order to meet ambitious climate goals by 2050, including ending investments in new coal mines, oil and gas wells. The Paris-based agency, long...

UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming

May. 06, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

Cutting the super-potent greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a new United Nations report says. If human-caused methane emissions are cut by nearly in half by 2030, a half degree (0.3...

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

May. 03, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. ...

Court: Germany must share climate burden between young, old

Apr. 29, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In a ruling hailed as groundbreaking, Germany's top court said Thursday the government must set clear goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions after 2030, arguing that existing legislation risks placing too much of a burden for curbing climate change on younger generations....

Senate votes to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump

Apr. 28, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are moving to reinstate regulations designed to limit climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields, as part of a broader effort by the Biden administration to tackle climate change. The Senate approved a...

Colorado governor says he would veto climate change bill

Apr. 28, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says he would veto a bill backed by fellow Democrats that is designed to enforce, through additional regulation, a state plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. The wide-ranging bill,...

Honolulu commits to decrease emissions by 45% by 2025

Apr. 24, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has committed to a new climate change plan to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2025 compared to levels present in 2015. Matthew Gonser, the executive director of the Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency,...

The Latest: Biden envisions clean energy jobs as summit ends

Apr. 23, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Joe Biden has wrapped up his two-day climate summit, saying the climate crisis has created an opportunity to remake the global...

Germany vows to boost cycling as part of climate effort

Apr. 21, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, home to the Autobahn and a powerful motor industry, wants its citizens to spend less time driving and more time cycling to help save the planet. The government on Wednesday agreed a new national cycling strategy to boost bike use and safety by...