Latest Climate change News

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during...

UN rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation

Oct. 15, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday the world is witnessing increasing hate speech, rising challenges to international cooperation, and pushbacks on women's equality and the rights of minorities. In a wide-ranging meeting with U.N. member nations, Michelle Bachelet also said that...

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

Oct. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state's Fish and Game Commission. The petition comes amid rising...

Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

Oct. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun. He eyed the big female owl, her feathers streaked brown and white, perched on a branch at just the right...

Court: Dairy expansion nixed, citing climate change

Oct. 15, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered state pollution regulators to reconsider their decision to grant a permit for a mega-dairy farm, saying the regulators failed to consider greenhouse gas effects when they decided a farm in southeastern Minnesota could expand its herd. In a...

Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters

Oct. 15, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. But nothing spoke more of the powerlessness of modernization against natural disasters than rows of bullet trains deluged in floodwaters in Nagano, a...

Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: 'We are the change'

Oct. 11, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate strike rally in Denver on Friday. Thunberg said she and fellow youth activists won't beg those in power to act...

Alaska Supreme Court hears youth climate change lawsuit

Oct. 10, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday. A lawsuit filed by 16 Alaska youths claimed long-term effects of climate change will...

The Latest: Alaska justices hear youth climate lawsuit

Oct. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska Supreme Court hearing on an appeal involving a climate change lawsuit filed by state youths (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A lawyer representing 16 Alaska youths told the state Supreme Court his clients have a constitutional right to a healthy environment....

Megacity mayors gather in Denmark to discuss climate change

Oct. 9, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Mayors from the world's "megacities" are in Copenhagen for a three-day conference on ways local strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The C40 World Mayors Summit brought together on Wednesday delegations from large cities that pledged to address climate change and work as...