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Sources: Brazil withheld deforestation data 'til COP26's end

Nov. 19, 2021 19:13 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and Environment Minister Joaquim Leite both knew the Amazon region's annual deforestation rate had surged before the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, but kept results quiet to avoid hampering negotiations, according to three Cabinet...

Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges to worst in 15 years

Nov. 18, 2021 22:23 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The area deforested in Brazil's Amazon reached a 15-year high after a 22% jump from the prior year, according to official data published Thursday. The National Institute for Space Research’s Prodes monitoring system showed the Brazilian Amazon...

EU pitches new plan to battle global deforestation from home

Nov. 17, 2021 09:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday pitched a new plan for the bloc's citizens to battle global deforestation from home, offering assurances that a sip of coffee or bite of chocolate will not have come at the cost of trees. Following up on deforestation...

Deforestation up in Brazil Amazon amid COP26 climate debate

Nov. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Detected deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose for the second straight month compared to last year, ending a streak of encouraging data at a moment when the government has promised to curb illegal logging. Satellite alerts of deforestation in...

The Latest: China, US agree to redouble climate efforts

Nov. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — China and the United States have agreed to redouble efforts to fight climate change with “concrete actions,” in a joint statement announced Wednesday in climate talks...

Colombian leader sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca

Nov. 10, 2021 00:09 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque has high hopes for the medical marijuana industry in a country that has been waging a costly war against a different drug — cocaine — for decades. But in an interview with The Associated Press during a visit...

The Latest: British PM to return to COP26 to urge action

Nov. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading back to COP26 to press negotiators from around the world to “turn promises into action” in the summit’s closing days. ...

Brazil businesses lean on government to shift climate stance

Nov. 09, 2021 16:17 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Powerful businesses are urging Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to give up the country's long-standing resistance on key issues at this year's U.N. climate talks, arguing that Brazil can't afford to pass up the chance to use its vast natural wealth in the fight...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 09, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. November 6, 2021. Editorial: The world needs more trees. Chicago and Illinois must help. Planting and preserving trees takes carbon dioxide out of the air instead of letting it escape into the atmosphere, where it warms the planet...

The Latest: UK sets net-zero plan for its financial sector

Nov. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — The British government plans to make the U.K. “the world’s first net-zero aligned financial center” as companies and investors seek to profit from the drive to build a low-carbon economy. ...