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Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

US feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact

Dec. 5, 2019 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No. 1 economy and the second-biggest carbon emitter. Trump dismisses climate change and he thumbed his nose...

Correction: Climate Talks-Goodbye US? story

Dec. 5, 2019 4:20 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story December 4, 2019, about the Trump administration's role in the Madrid climate conference, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a poll measuring public opinion on the Paris climate agreement.

EU climate leadership in doubt as bloc set to miss 2030 goal

Dec. 4, 2019 3:20 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change. The European Environment Agency said existing measures put the EU on course to cut its...

The Latest: Activists in Madrid in garment industry protest

Dec. 4, 2019 2:59 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Climate Talks in Madrid (all times local): 9 p.m. Police say one person has been arrested after dozens of activists broke into a fashion store in central Madrid to protest about the garment industry’s impact on the environment. In a live online video, the...

Tenor Domingo blames accusations on cultural differences

Dec. 4, 2019 9:21 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo has sought to blame the allegations of sexual harassment against him on cultural differences between countries, adding that there are places nowadays where “one can’t say anything to a woman.” In an interview published Wednesday in Spanish leading...

Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

Dec. 3, 2019 2:09 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg told cheering supporters Tuesday that her three-week journey across the Atlantic had “energized” her for the fight against climate change as she arrived in Portugal. The Swedish teen, whose one-woman protests outside the Swedish...

The Latest: Greta Thunberg ‘energized’ after Atlantic voyage

Dec. 3, 2019 9:16 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Climate Talks in Madrid (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Climate activist Greta Thunberg says she feels “energized” after spending three weeks crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran. The Swedish teen arrived Tuesday in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on her way...

China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it...

The Latest: Poland to focus on clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the COP25 climate summit in Madrid (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The head of Poland’s new Climate Ministry has said his goal is to redouble efforts to cut carbon gas emissions and faster develop clean energy sources. Poland is one of Europe’s largest coal producers...