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Qatar to count emissions from World Cup shuttle flights

Nov. 15, 2022 15:25 PM EST

World Cup host nation Qatar said Tuesday it will count emissions produced from daily flights ferrying fans during the tournament between the Gulf emirates toward the event’s overall carbon footprint. Qatar claims the monthlong tournament kicking off Sunday will be “carbon...

US plan to tap businesses for green finance meets resistance

Nov. 10, 2022 02:48 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — When it comes to helping poor nations cope with climate change, the United States government left its wallet at home. So it hopes its friend, big business, can help pick up the tab. Unable to persuade Congress or the American public to spend billions...

Macron urges France's big polluters to cut emissions by half

Nov. 08, 2022 13:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged the country’s most climate-damaging industries to double their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the next decade, one day after his call for action at the U.N. climate summit in Egypt. Macron convened...

Qatar’s promise of ‘carbon-neutral’ World Cup raises doubts

Nov. 07, 2022 11:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 12-year run-up to hosting the 2022 men's World Cup soccer tournament, Qatar has been on a ferocious construction spree with few recent parallels. It built seven of its eight World Cup stadiums, a new metro system, highways, high-rises and Lusail, a...

EXPLAINER: Carbon 'offsets' for World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qatar has said the upcoming soccer World Cup will be the first to be ‘carbon-neutral.' In theory, that means the monthlong tournament hosted by the small Gulf Arab nation will have a trivial effect on the climate. It's a bold claim for a country that spent the past 12 years...

New Zealand farmers hit streets to protest cow-burp tax plan

Oct. 19, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Farmers across New Zealand took to the streets on their tractors Thursday to protest government plans to tax cow burps and other greenhouse gas emissions, although the rallies were smaller than many had expected. Lobby group Groundswell New Zealand...

US vows to supply green-fuel-laggard Japan with bioethanol

Oct. 04, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. officials are touting bioethanol in Japan, which trails other nations on using the green fuel made from corn and other crops. The U.S. is a top grower of corn, and an embassy official said the U.S. would be “a reliable supplier” of bioethanol. ...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 24, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Saturday that the world needs more fossil fuel investments, a message at odds with the United Nations' own panel of scientists and researchers. ...

Samsung sets goal to attain 100% clean energy by 2050

Sep. 15, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is shifting away from fossil fuels and aiming to entirely power its global operations with clean electricity by 2050, a challenging goal that experts say could be hampered by South Korea’s modest climate change commitments. South...