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Harris focuses on shaping a post-conflict Gaza during a diplomatic blitz in Dubai with Arab leaders

Dec. 02, 2023 14:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris engaged in a speed round of diplomatic talks with Arab leaders on Saturday where she focused on shaping the outlook for a post-conflict Gaza while calling on Israel to do more to protect Palestinian civilians from the...

US targets oil and natural gas industry's role in global warming with new rule on methane emissions

Dec. 02, 2023 12:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Saturday issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the U.S. oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming as President Joe Biden seeks to advance his climate legacy. The Environmental Protection...

At COP28 meeting, oil companies pledge to combat methane. Environmentalists call it a "smokescreen"

Dec. 02, 2023 12:11 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fifty oil companies representing nearly half of global production have pledged to reach near-zero methane emissions and end routine flaring in their operations by 2030, the president of this year's United Nations climate talks said Saturday, a move that...

At UN climate talks, 50 oil companies pledge to slash methane emissions; Environmentalists call it "smokescreen"

Dec. 02, 2023 07:19 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At UN climate talks, 50 oil companies pledge to slash methane emissions; Environmentalists call it "smokescreen."

Takeaways from Friday's events at UN climate conference known as COP28

Dec. 01, 2023 23:22 PM EST

Friday was a day for speechmaking at the United Nations annual climate conference, known as COP28, as heads of state each gave short speeches to deliver their views on the planet's climate crisis, what their nation is doing and what they think others should do. It was also a day of...

Top world leaders talk of climate crisis at UN summit. They say they must act on fossil fuels, war

Dec. 01, 2023 17:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of world leaders said they know the planet's dangerously overheating and they are trying to keep it from getting worse. The next step is to turn their soaring rhetoric voiced at the beginning of the United Nations climate conference into action. ...

Another top official leaves a super PAC backing Ron DeSantis' campaign

Dec. 01, 2023 15:31 PM EST

The chairman of the most powerful independent group supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' presidential ambitions has resigned, marking the second major departure at the pro-DeSantis Never Back Down super PAC in the last two weeks. Never Back Down Chairman Adam Laxalt, the former...

UN court bars Venezuela from altering Guyana’s control over disputed territory

Dec. 01, 2023 12:37 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ top court on Friday ordered Venezuela not to take any action that would alter Guyana’s control over a disputed territory, but did not specifically ban Venezuela from holding its planned referendum Sunday on the territory’s future. ...

5 reasons why COP 28, the UN climate talks, are worth your attention

Dec. 01, 2023 10:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ask most people what the annual U.N. climate talks are and the likely answer will be: “Huh?” Ask those who do know and the answer may be: “Why should I care?" The negotiations, called Conference of Parties, are nearly two weeks long and in...

Paraguay official resigns after signing agreement with fictional country

Nov. 30, 2023 14:16 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A Paraguayan government official was replaced after it was revealed that he signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives of a fugitive Indian guru’s fictional country, who also appear to have duped several local officials in the South American...