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Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders. Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, from Wednesday to Saturday, the State Department said in a...

Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

Apr. 13, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030....

European lawmakers, executives urge US to halve emissions

Apr. 13, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of European lawmakers, business executives and union leaders on Tuesday urged the United States to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in the coming decade compared with 2005 levels. Ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden's climate summit with world...

Arizona Attorney General sues over Biden's border policies

Apr. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies. The lawsuit filed by Republican Arizona Attorney General...

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

Apr. 12, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to...

SKorea's Moon says EV battery settlement 'very meaningful'

Apr. 12, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday welcomed a decision by two South Korean electric vehicle battery makers to settle a long-running intellectual property dispute that had threatened thousands of American jobs and President Joe Biden's environmental...

Grim view of global future offered in intelligence report

Apr. 08, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are painting a dark picture of the world's future, writing in a report released Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic has deepened economic inequality, strained government resources and fanned nationalist sentiments. Those...

African leaders call for climate financing acceleration

Apr. 07, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the continent of 1.3 billion. The Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa...

Indiana lawmakers amend environment bills as deadlines near

Apr. 04, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of amendments to bills affecting Indiana environmental policy have sparked debate among lawmakers as the Legislature enters its final stretch of the session. The proposed changes arrive as members of the General Assembly decide whether the...

AP Interview: EPA head removes Trump-era science advisers

Mar. 31, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move he said would help restore “scientific integrity,” the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is removing dozens of scientists and other experts from key advisory boards named under President Donald Trump, saying they were overly friendly to...