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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...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 14 The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on threats against election workers and democracy: Bizarre threats toward public officials, and even violent acts, have been...

EXPLAINER: Will Xi-Biden talks repair US-China ties?

Nov. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — No breakthroughs were delivered during talks between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, but the cordial tone of the virtual meeting is an indication that relations between the sides may be turning a corner — even if that means merely walking back from...

Today in History

Nov. 16, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2021. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. ...

'Watered-down hope': Experts wanted more from climate pact

Nov. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — While world leaders and negotiators are hailing the Glasgow climate pact as a good compromise that keeps a key temperature limit alive, many scientists are wondering what planet these leaders are looking at. Crunching the numbers they see a...

UN climate boss: 'Good compromise' beats no deal on warming

Nov. 14, 2021 11:15 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was no deal or a lump of coal at Glasgow climate talks and for Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate secretary, there was no choice. “No deal was the worst possible result there. Nobody wins,” Espinosa said in an interview with...

US Catholic bishops may dodge rebuke of Biden over abortion

Nov. 14, 2021 09:43 AM EST

While some US Catholic bishops continue to denounce President Joe Biden for his support of legal abortion, their conference as a whole is likely to avoid direct criticism of him at its upcoming national meeting. The highest-profile agenda item is a proposed “teaching...

Nations compromise on coal to strike UN climate agreement

Nov. 13, 2021 18:16 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Almost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal Saturday aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about coal. Several countries, including small island states,...

The Latest: EU executive says COP26 agreement a good start

Nov. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm says Saturday’s agreement at the U.N. climate conference “gives us confidence that we can provide a safe and prosperous space...

Out of time: Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash

Nov. 12, 2021 17:23 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Going into overtime Friday night, negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow were still trying to find common ground on phasing out coal, when nations need to update their emission-cutting pledges and, especially, on money. Talks are at a...