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As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

Jan. 08, 2022 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives. Biden’s Build...

New this week: 'Lost Daughter,' NYE in Nashville, Boba Fett

Dec. 27, 2021 10:15 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut, “The Lost Daughter,” scintillatingly adapts the...

Biden boosts fuel-economy standards to fight climate change

Dec. 20, 2021 14:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, reversing a Trump-era rollback that loosened fuel efficiency standards. A final rule issued...

Hope, challenges amid surge of funds to plug abandoned wells

Dec. 18, 2021 03:03 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State environmental regulators have spent years ringing alarms about the scourge of abandoned oil and gas wells littering Pennsylvania’s landscape. The biggest hurdle has been getting funding to find and plug them before they fall into unmanageable decay. With...

California pushes composting to lower food waste emissions

Dec. 09, 2021 20:12 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won't have a place in California trashcans under the nation's largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that's set to take effect in January. The effort is designed to keep landfills in the most...

Controversial plan for Oregon natural gas terminal abandoned

Dec. 01, 2021 19:24 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Canadian energy company called it quits Wednesday on a controversial natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal on the southern Oregon coast after failing to obtain all necessary state permits. Opponents of the Jordan Cove project, which would...

Energy summit in UAE after COP26 stresses fossil fuel demand

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy ministers from across the developing world gathered in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on Monday and stressed the need for continued investment in fossil fuel production — a message just days after these same nations joined around 200 countries in...

China, US pledge to increase cooperation at UN climate talks

Nov. 11, 2021 03:11 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The world’s top carbon polluters, China and the United States, agreed Wednesday to increase their cooperation and speed up action to rein in climate-damaging emissions, signaling a mutual effort on global warming at a time of tension over their other disputes. ...

The Latest: UK sets net-zero plan for its financial sector

Nov. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — The British government plans to make the U.K. “the world’s first net-zero aligned financial center” as companies and investors seek to profit from the drive to build a low-carbon economy. ...

Leaders vow to protect forests, plug methane leaks at COP26

Nov. 02, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — World leaders promised to protect Earth's forests, cut methane emissions and help South Africa wean itself off coal at the U.N. climate summit Tuesday — part of a flurry of deals intended to avert catastrophic global warming. Britain hailed...