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Greenpeace urges Europe to drop short flights, take trains

Oct. 27, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A study commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace shows that over one-third of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have viable train alternatives which are far less polluting. The group called on European governments Wednesday to boost...

Opposition party to fight next Australia election on climate

Oct. 27, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition party said on Wednesday a looming election will be fought on greenhouse gas reduction targets as Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes under criticism from scientists over the modest goals he will take to a U.N. climate summit. ...

UN chief: 'Leadership gap' undermines global climate efforts

Oct. 26, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. U.N. Secretary-General...

Plan for UK coal mine brings hope to some, horror to others

Oct. 25, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WHITEHAVEN, England (AP) — In the patchwork of hills, lakes and sea that make up England’s northwest corner, most people see beauty. Dave Cradduck sees broken dreams. The coal mine where the 74-year-old once worked has long closed. The chemical factory that employed...

Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

Oct. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed. Research published in the...

Greenpeace chief warns of 'greenwashing' at UN climate talks

Oct. 22, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet. The summit hosted by Britain has been...

US: More threats, more desperate refugees as climate warms

Oct. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Earth's warming and resulting natural disasters are creating a more dangerous world of desperate leaders and peoples, the Biden administration said Thursday in the federal government's starkest assessments yet of security and migration challenges facing the United...

Study: Only 2% of global giving goes to curb climate change

Oct. 21, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

Global philanthropic spending to help halt climate change grew last year — but still remains less than 2% of all giving, according to a new report from the ClimateWorks Foundation. That’s a really low number, especially as the detrimental effects of climate change...

Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise

Oct. 20, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

Health problems tied to climate change are all getting worse, according to two reports published Wednesday. The annual reports commissioned by the medical journal Lancet tracked 44 global health indicators connected to climate change, including heat deaths, infectious...

Study: Warming climate means shortages on Pecos River

Oct. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal water managers warned Wednesday that like other basins across the western U.S., the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as temperatures continue to rise over the next century. The U.S. Bureau...