Latest Climate News

Minnesota labor unions divided over the Green New Deal

Sep. 15, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two national leaders of the Service Employees International Union recently came to St. Paul to talk about the union's latest initiative to fight climate change: the Green New Deal. Earlier this summer, the SEIU executive board passed a resolution endorsing the sweeping measure proposed...

Germany's Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection

Sep. 14, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package. Merkel's government has said for months...

London Fashion Week: Extravaganza kicks off with gala shows

Sep. 13, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Styles fans in high heels, skinny jeans and dragon-themed jackets have descended on London with Friday's start of Fashion Week. The opening of London Fashion Week was marked by protests — fashion doesn't pay enough attention to climate change, the activists said — and warnings...

Greta Thunberg brings environmental campaign to Washington

Sep. 13, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who helped spark a youth-driven push for climate change, has come to Washington. Thunberg and about 1,500 protesters, many of them schoolchildren, marched and chanted near the White House on Friday. They are calling for immediate action from the...

The Latest: Heavy winds, rain expected for parts of Bahamas

Sep. 12, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Forecasters say a tropical storm warning remains in effect for several northwestern islands in the Bahamas which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. In a Thursday night advisory, the National...

Report says airlines' carbon emissions are growing fast

Sep. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group's report. The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018,...

Lawsuit: Climate change impacts ignored in gas leases

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental organizations allege in a new lawsuit that the U.S. government failed to adequately analyze climate change impacts while approving 130 oil and gas leases in Utah. The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Bureau of Land Management officials of violating the...

Study: Emissions in Rhode Island are higher than calculated

Sep. 12, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new study released Thursday estimates that Rhode Island's greenhouse gas emissions are higher than previously calculated. Brown University's Climate and Development Lab and the Stockholm Environment Institute calculated that the state's emissions in 2017 were about 45% higher than...

Merkel: Germany, auto industry face 'Herculean' climate task

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Environmentalist staged a protest Thursday at the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show, hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that her government and the country's powerful automakers face a "Herculean task" meeting the goals set for combating climate change....

AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump's climate change views

Sep. 12, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at. While the administration has rolled back regulations...