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Youth activists expect 10,000 to attend climate strike

Sep. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Climate change activists are expecting thousands of people to participate in environmental demonstrations in the Boston-area as part of a global, youth-led day of action. The events begin Friday morning in Cambridge, where activists will gather near the Harvard and MIT campuses before...

Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — Parts of Texas remained underwater Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago....

The Latest: Czech students rally against climate change

Sep. 20, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Thousands of students are rallying in Prague and dozens of towns and cities across the Czech Republic as part of a global protest against climate change. In Prague, they gathered in...

From Australia to Europe, climate protesters hit the streets

Sep. 20, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Australia, many of them children who skipped school, kicked off a day of demonstrations around the world against climate change in the run-up to a U.N. summit in New York. Rallies to open the "Global Climate Strike" took place on Friday in 110 towns and...

German government nears deal on major climate policy package

Sep. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government inched closer Friday to agreeing a new package of measures for tackling global warming, as protesters rallied in the capital to demand decisive action against climate change. German news agency dpa reported that the country's governing parties, who have been split over...

Scientists prepare for year-long expedition to Arctic center

Sep. 20, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers from more than a dozen nations prepared Friday to launch the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic — a yearlong journey through the ice they hope will improve the scientific models that underpin our understanding of climate change. The...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

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

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

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...