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Constitution stops Charles becoming Britain's 'green' king

Sep. 22, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On a blustery November day last year Britain's future king stood before world leaders to deliver a rallying cry that they should "act with all despatch, and decisively” to confront a common enemy. The clarion call — in the vast, windowless hall of a Glasgow...

Wildfire smoke reaches unhealthy levels in Seattle

Sep. 21, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Wildfire smoke made the air quality unhealthy for everyone in downtown and North Seattle, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said Wednesday morning. The agency said a plume of smoke from the Bolt Creek fire near Skykomish was being blown west to Everett, then south...

Fuel firms should pay for climate harm, UN leaders told

Sep. 20, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

Rich energy companies should be forced to fork over some windfall profits to aid victims of climate change and offset rising fuel and food costs, the U.N. Secretary-General told world leaders Tuesday. The fossil fuel industry, which is responsible for a large share of planet-warming...

Idaho a step closer to having largest research dairy in US

Sep. 20, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho’s plan to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday. Idaho Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected officials on the Idaho Land Board approved the university’s plan to...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Leaders must act to ensure more students attend college The percentage of Indiana high school graduates who go to college has been shrinking in recent years—but the rate dropped precipitously during the...

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls for negotiations to end Ukraine war

Sep. 20, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday repeated his willingness to foster negotiations to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, calling for a ceasefire but renouncing sanctions and economic isolation. “We have tried to avoid blocking the...

Australian miner Fortescue reveals $6.2 billion carbon plan

Sep. 20, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group announced on Tuesday a $6.2 billion plan to eliminate fossil fuels and carbon emissions from its operations by the end of the decade. The world’s fourth-largest iron ore producer expects to save $818...

First public global database of fossil fuels launches

Sep. 19, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

A first-of-its-kind database for tracking the world's fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launched on Monday to coincide with climate talks taking place at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels includes data from over 50,000...

Europe's central bank to use climate scores as it buys bonds

Sep. 19, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank said Monday that it will give corporations climate scores before it buys their bonds and intends to prioritize those doing more to reveal and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, filling in details of its efforts to help Europe meet its...

Northern Colorado air quality downgraded by EPA

Sep. 16, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

Stricter air quality regulations are coming for northern Colorado businesses after the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday downgraded the area to a category for “severe” violators of ozone standards. Drivers may have to be pay higher gas prices too. That's...