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Thunberg: 'We will not accept' giving up on limiting warming

May. 04, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg says those in power may “have given up” on the 2015 landmark Paris climate deal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times. “We will not...

Hawaii aims to move parts of Maui road inland as seas rise

May. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials have proposed moving parts of a Maui coastal highway that experts say are among the roads most vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels in the state, but some community members say the plan doesn't go far enough. The state...

$1M federal grant will help salt marsh restoration project

May. 01, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A widescale effort to restore hundreds of acres of salt marsh north of Boston has received a $1 million federal grant. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Trustees of Reservations announced this week will fund restoration of an additional 916...

Satellites show world's glaciers melting faster than ever

Apr. 28, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

Glaciers are melting faster, losing 31% more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years earlier, according to three-dimensional satellite measurements of all the world’s mountain glaciers. Scientists blame human-caused climate change. Using 20...

NJ to bake climate change risk into policies, share costs

Apr. 22, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will incorporate the impacts of climate change and rising seas into all its major policy decisions in the near future, and will seek to share the costs of protecting the state among all levels of government and the private sector. A...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections

Apr. 20, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth. ...

Ghost forests are creeping along NC’s coast

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

EAST LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water. Scientists call them “ghost forests”...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

Apr. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord. Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's...