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FILE - This file photo combo shows Vermont incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, left, and Democrat Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, candidates for Vermont governor in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Vermont GOP governor seeks reelection during pandemic

Oct. 29, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Vermont's incumbent Republican governor is facing reelection during the once-in-a-century pandemic that has pushed campaigning way down his list of priorities. A week before the election, Gov. Phil Scott, who is seeking his third two-year term as the GOP leader of one of the bluest states in the country, says his...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, the logo of British Petroleum, BP, adorns a petrol station in west London.  The London-based oil company, BP said Tuesday Oct, 27, 2020, that third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

Oct. 27, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand. The London-based oil company said Tuesday that profits, excluding one-time items and changes in the value of inventories, dropped to $86 million from $2.25 billion in the same period last...

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Review: Why small farms need a reordering of our society

Oct. 27, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

“A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth,” by Chris Smaje (Chelsea Green) With the possible exception of parks, perhaps no use of the land is viewed more favorably in America than a small farm....

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivers a policy speech during an extraordinary Diet session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Suga has declared Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 in his first policy speech after taking over from Shinzo Abe. The policy speech Monday at the outset of the parliamentary session set an ambitious agenda reflecting Suga's pragmatic approach to getting things done. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

Oct. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared Monday, outlining an ambitious agenda as the country struggles to balance economic and pandemic concerns. The policy speech at the outset of the parliamentary session was Suga’s first since he took...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Democrat Pandy bids to upset GOP's Clyde in 9th District

Oct. 24, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There may be no better embodiment of the uphill underdog struggle in many of Georgia's congressional districts than the 9th District contest pitting Democrat Devin Pandy against Republican Andrew Clyde in the state's northeast corner. The district is intensely Republican, with Pandy trying...

FILE - In this May 21, 2011, file photo, tourists photograph Old Faithful geyser erupting on schedule late in the afternoon in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. A new study headed by U.S. Geological Survey research hydrologist Shaul Hurwitz shows that during the driest of times, Old Faithful goes dormant. If those conditions repeat — and climate scientists forecast a much more arid environment come the middle of this century — it could have major implications for Old Faithful and Yellowstone’s approximately 500 other geysers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Study: Climate change could interrupt Yellowstone geysers

Oct. 24, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A team of scientists and storytellers will soon be creating futuristic murals to help Yellowstone National Park’s visitors understand what the park will look like late this century. “The temperature is going to be 2 to 3 degrees Celsius higher than it is now, but that...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Biden's warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change

Oct. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. The Democratic presidential nominee has spent months touting a $2 trillion plan to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from the U.S. economy by 2050. The plan...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Gov. The Michigan Public Service Commission has some authority over Enbridge's plans to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, a state administrative law judge ruled Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has joined environmentalists and native tribes in calling for shutdown of the 67-year-old line, saying the underwater segment is vulnerable to a catastrophic rupture. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool, File)

Judge: Michigan agency can evaluate Great Lakes tunnel plan

Oct. 23, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Public Service Commission has some authority over Enbridge's plans to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, a state administrative law judge ruled Friday. The agency can evaluate the need for the project and whether...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees opening

Oct. 23, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states. “I would transition away from the oil industry, yes,"...