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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...

Don't ignore us: Backed by pope, poorer nations use COP28 summit to press rich world on climate

Dec. 02, 2023 10:57 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Countries once colonized by empires are striking back on global warming — and they have the pope's blessing. Leaders of developing nations jumped into Saturday's high-level speeches at the U.N. climate summit to press rich industrial countries...

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...

On 1st day, UN climate conference sets up fund for countries hit by disasters like flood and drought

Nov. 30, 2023 11:09 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world just took a big step toward compensating countries hit by deadly floods, heat and droughts. Nearly all nations on Thursday finalized the creation of a fund to help compensate countries struggling to cope with loss and damage caused by...

Vice President Harris will attend COP28 climate conference in Dubai

Nov. 29, 2023 18:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will join the U.S. delegation to Dubai for the annual United Nations conference on climate change, the White House said Wednesday. This weekend's trip for COP28 appears to have been hastily arranged, since her staff recently said she...

US moves to protect wolverines as climate change melts their mountain refuges, threatens extinction

Nov. 29, 2023 18:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal released Wednesday in response to scientists' warnings that climate change will likely melt away the rare species’ snowy mountain refuges and push...

Young activists who won Montana climate case want to stop power plant on Yellowstone River

Nov. 29, 2023 18:19 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Fresh off a legal victory earlier this year in a landmark climate change case, a group of young environmental activists is trying to persuade the Montana Supreme Court to stop a natural gas power plant that's being built on the banks of the Yellowstone River. ...

US says wolverines are threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy refuges in the Rocky Mountains

Nov. 29, 2023 08:58 AM EST
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — US says wolverines are threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy refuges in the Rocky Mountains.

Tensions are bubbling up at thirsty Arizona alfalfa farms as foreign firms exploit unregulated water

Nov. 28, 2023 17:17 PM EST

WENDEN, Ariz. (AP) — A blanket of bright green alfalfa spreads across western Arizona's McMullen Valley, ringed by rolling mountains and warmed by the hot desert sun. Matthew Hancock's family has used groundwater to grow forage crops here for more than six decades. They're long...

Greek officials angry and puzzled after UK's Sunak scraps leaders' meeting over Parthenon Marbles

Nov. 28, 2023 10:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Greek officials said Tuesday that they will continue talks with the British Museum about bringing the Parthenon Marbles back to Athens, despite U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak abruptly canceling a meeting with his Greek counterpart where the contested antiquities were due to be...