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Big flotilla of illegal gold miners splits up in Brazil

Nov. 26, 2021 18:35 PM EST

ON THE RIO MADEIRA, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of barges of illegal miners dredging for gold were navigating along the Madeira River in the Brazilian Amazon on Friday, and researchers said they posed a threat of pollution — including toxic mercury — for the broader environment. ...

Greenpeace denounces France's uranium exports to Russia

Nov. 16, 2021 09:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Six Greenpeace activists blocked a railroad in southern France on Tuesday, saying they were seeking to prevent loads of reprocessed uranium from getting exported to Russia. The tracks the activists stood on are located in the commune of Pierrelatte just...

Efforts to cut car, plane and ship emissions get small boost

Nov. 10, 2021 15:06 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Several countries and companies announced plans Wednesday to stop selling cars that run on gasoline or diesel over the next two decades, as part of efforts to clamp down on a significant source of planet-warming emissions. But the impact of the...

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. ...

Inside and outside climate talks, youths urge faster action

Nov. 05, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Young people both inside and outside of the United Nations climate talks are telling world leaders to hurry up and get it done, that concrete measures to avoid catastrophic warming can’t wait. Ashley Lashley, a 22-year-old from Barbardos who...

Report: Dutch govt missing climate targets, must act faster

Oct. 28, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government must urgently take more action to rein in emissions of greenhouse gases, an independent advisory body said Thursday, warning that climate targets set by the government are currently “out of sight.” The report by the...

Greenpeace urges Europe to drop short flights, take trains

Oct. 27, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A study commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace shows that over one-third of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have viable train alternatives which are far less polluting. The group called on European governments Wednesday to boost...

Dutch pension fund to divest from fossil fuel producers

Oct. 26, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' biggest pension fund announced Tuesday that it will stop investing in companies that produce fossil fuels, saying the move — that has long been demanded by many members of the fund — was prompted by recent climate reports by the United...

Greenpeace chief warns of 'greenwashing' at UN climate talks

Oct. 22, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet. The summit hosted by Britain has been...

Bulgaria hands EU its recovery plan, seeks extension on coal

Oct. 15, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister said Friday that his country has set the future decarbonization of the economy as a priority in its pandemic recovery plan submitted formally for consideration to the European Commission. But Prime Minister...