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Tennessee congressman backing 2 climate bills

Nov. 21, 2019 7:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper has announced he is backing climate legislation, the Green New Deal and the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. Cooper cited former Vice President Al Gore, whose presentation at Vanderbilt University this week focused on the speed at which the climate is changing....

New Mexico task force rolls out climate change strategies

Nov. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday reiterated her commitment to addressing the causes and effects of climate change as a panel of experts concluded that New Mexico needs to pick up the pace if it wants to meet its goals over the next decade. The governor’s climate...

Bah humbug! North Pole lacks enough ice for sculptures

Nov. 21, 2019 4:43 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Blame the Grinch or Mother Nature, but the annual Christmas in Ice sculpture park won’t open this year in North Pole, Alaska, because of a lack of ice. It’s the first cancellation since the event started 14 years ago in the city where Christmas is celebrated...

Boston suburb votes to ban use of oil and gas appliances

Nov. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Boston suburb is banning the installation of oil and gas pipes in new and renovated buildings as a way to combat climate change. The Boston Globe reports that residents of Brookline voted nearly unanimously to adopt the new bylaw at their Town Meeting on Wednesday. The provision,...

Nothing to C: Climate activists prank Merkel’s CDU party

Nov. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental activists brazenly marched off with a giant letter “C” from the entrance of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party headquarters in broad daylight Thursday in a stunt to protest its climate change policies. Members of Greenpeace waltzed into the CDU...

Takeaways from the 5th Democratic 2020 presidential debate

Nov. 21, 2019 10:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate. Civil in tone, mostly cautious in approach, the forum on Wednesday did little to reorder the field and may have given encouragement to two new...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

Nov. 21, 2019 6:51 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore said that even though President Donald Trump wants to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the U.S. cannot legally pull out until the day after next year’s presidential election. “If there’s a new president -- pardon me for a...

Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

Nov. 20, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off a series of climate presentations on Wednesday evening that will continue around the globe over 24 hours, a lively talk espousing political and U.S. policy changes. The event, called “24 Hours of Reality” is an endeavor of The...

2 insect species classified as threatened as glaciers melt

Nov. 20, 2019 7:09 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The continued existence of two species of insects is in doubt because climate change is melting away the glaciers and year-round snowfields they depend on, U.S. wildlife officials said Wednesday. The western glacier stonefly and the meltwater lednian stonefly found in the northern...