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23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Sep. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading the lawsuit filed Friday, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Air...

Climate change will grab globe's focus with summit, strikes

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it. In the next week, there will be climate strikes, climate summits, climate debates, a dire climate science report, climate pledges by countries and businesses, promises of...

The Latest: Hundreds in the Balkans protest climate change

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Hundreds of people across the Balkans have held protest marches as part of a day of global action against climate change. Demonstrations were held throughout Friday in several...

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Sep. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to...

Google plans to invest 3 billion euros in Europe

Sep. 20, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Google's top boss said Friday the tech giant is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years. Chief executive Sundar Pichai says it will bring the company's total investments in the continent's internet infrastructure to 15...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...

Mills reveals members of Maine Climate Council

Sep. 20, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has unveiled the membership of her Maine Climate Council, which is aimed at recommending strategies for boosting renewable energy and reducing greenhouse emissions. The 39-person council will meet for the first time next week. The members include state...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on fuel economy rules

Sep. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks. The move announced this week revokes California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than...

New Mexico brings big data to bear on methane pollution

Sep. 19, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Satellite imagery and supercomputing capabilities will be used to detect and monitor methane pollution from major oil and natural gas installations in New Mexico, under an informal partnership announced Thursday between state regulators and the private-sector data cruncher Descartes...

'Middle of the herd' no more: Amazon tackles climate change

Sep. 19, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels. The company, which ships more than 10 billion items a year on fuel-guzzling planes and trucks, said it has...