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Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears

Apr. 19, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate change efforts in the U.S. but...

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Apr. 18, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement...

After China, US envoy Kerry in S. Korea for climate talks

Apr. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with South Korea’s foreign minister in Seoul on Saturday for talks ahead of a virtual climate summit of world leaders called by President Joe Biden for next week. Kerry arrived in South Korea after a four-day...

AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

Apr. 16, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat said Friday that U.S. policy toward China is “too negative" and that cooperation could be critically important as the Biden administration focuses on combatting COVID-19 and promoting economic recovery. The U.S. appears to be...

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions. The moves...

Senate Democrats urge Biden to condition aid to Brazil

Apr. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than a dozen Senate Democrats sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday complaining of a woeful environmental track record by his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, and urging him to condition any support for Amazon preservation on significant...

China calls for closer cooperation on climate change

Apr. 16, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Friday for closer cooperation on combating global change as he held a video meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and...

Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change

Apr. 15, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world. The tool unveiled...

U.S.'s John Kerry in China for talks ahead of climate summit

Apr. 15, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China on Thursday ahead of President Joe Biden’s climate summit of world leaders. China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said the discussions in Shanghai running through Saturday aim to boost...

South Texas officials worry about breaches in border levees

Apr. 14, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) — South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez told Border Report...