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Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact...

The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Nov. 11, 2019 3:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but...

Author endeavors to show how animals relate to humans

Nov. 11, 2019 11:57 AM EST

"Our Wild Calling — How connecting with animals can transform our lives — and save theirs," Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, by Richard Louv Are we on the threshold of major advances in communicating with and learning from animals? Richard Louv thinks so. "Our Wild Calling" is a thoughtful, calm,...

Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more action to counter climate change. New South Wales state Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said residents were facing what...

Climate protesters stage sit-in at Berlin's Tegel airport

Nov. 10, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of people, many dressed in penguin costumes, are staging a sit-in at Berlin's Tegel airport to protest against greenhouse gas emissions from air travel. About 50 members of the group Am Boden Bleiben — German for "stay grounded" — gathered Sunday in the airport's main...

More than 70 nations pledge to reduce food waste

Nov. 9, 2019 9:08 AM EST

ROME (AP) — More than 70 countries have pledged to do more to cut down on the amount of food lost due to poor refrigeration. The countries signed the pledge Saturday at an annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol where ministers, government officials and experts work on regulating man-made chemicals used in...

Hundreds rally with activist Greta Thunberg in N Carolina

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd in North Carolina that climate change needs to be tackled "right now." The Charlotte Observer reports Thunberg spoke before an estimated 1,200 people gathered Friday in Charlotte. The Swedish teenager has been...

MSC aims to be 1st major 'carbon neutral' cruise operator

Nov. 8, 2019 4:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — MSC Cruises says it will become the world's first global cruise operator to go "carbon neutral" by donating money to reduce or capture the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emissions its ships produce. The announcement Friday in Hamburg comes amid criticism from environmental campaigners...

Exxon denies that it misled investors on climate risks

Nov. 7, 2019 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change may be the defining risk for oil and gas companies in coming decades, and attorneys for New York state are saying Exxon Mobil misled investors about how it was handling that risk. The state made closing arguments Thursday in a case that accused the energy giant of downplaying...

Greta Thunberg plans to join North Carolina climate strike

Nov. 7, 2019 8:29 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she plans to attend a youth-lead climate rally in North Carolina this week. Thunberg tweeted Wednesday that she will join the strike Friday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Thunberg gained international...