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'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

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

Sep. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, enlisting help from 22 other states in a battle that will shape a key component of the nation's climate policy....

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

Supermarket chain restricts 'chemicals of concern'

Sep. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine supermarket corporation is executing new restrictions on the use of chemical products and packaging deemed hazardous by some environmental health groups. Ahold Delhaize says its U.S. subsidiaries will work with suppliers to meet standards higher than what is required by law...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Vermont 1 of 23 states suing over emissions standards

Sep. 20, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says the state is one of 23 states suing to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks. Donovan says Vermont signed onto the lawsuit filed Friday by California's attorney...

German government agrees $60 billion climate policy package

Sep. 20, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Under pressure from environmental protests and growing support for the opposition Green party, the German government agreed Friday on a 54 billion euro ($60 billion) package of measures for tackling climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deal hammered out by governing...

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...

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

Sep. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons. A statement issued by 3M Co. says it is temporarily halting some operations at its factory in Decatur, but no...

Officials say derelict vessels contaminate water system

Sep. 20, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Abandoned vessels are polluting Washington waterways and costing taxpayers. KING-TV reports an abandoned, sinking fishing vessel called Midas in Snohomish County has been in the water for four years and officials are pulling it out. The Department of Natural Resources says boats are...