Latest Environmental policy News

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Nov. 12, 2019 8:50 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...

Timber interests propose pro-logging initiatives

Nov. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are "radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives being pursued by environmental extremists." The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the measures would give...

Australia defeated party urged to keep strong climate policy

Nov. 7, 2019 2:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An opposition review of the Australian conservative government's shock election win has urged the dispirited Labor Party to stick with strong policies on climate change. Senior Labor Party figures Craig Emerson and Jay Weatherill on Thursday released their report on the reasons...

Swedish princess urges Bosnia's leaders to address pollution

Nov. 6, 2019 8:53 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has urged Bosnian leaders to tackle their country's environmental problems, saying it's a key challenge they'll have to confront if the Balkan country wants to join the European Union. Princess Victoria spoke at a climate conference in...

Trump can begin steps to pull US out of Paris climate deal

Nov. 4, 2019 12:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn't become official until at least...

Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact

Nov. 3, 2019 8:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn't become official until at least...

UN confirms Madrid as new location for climate summit

Nov. 1, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations global climate meeting next month will take place in Madrid after previous host Chile canceled at short notice, officials said Friday. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa said representatives of the body that organizes the annual conference had accepted Spain's offer to...

Environmentalist finds Montana water samples contain plastic

Nov. 1, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana environmentalist has found plastic pollution in half of the water samples collected statewide this summer. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that Environment Montana Research & Policy Center director Skye Borden traveled across the state collecting 50 samples at...

Spain offers Madrid as host of December UN climate summit

Oct. 31, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's interim leader has offered to have Madrid host an international U.N. climate conference next month that was originally scheduled to be held in riot-struck Chile. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Wednesday canceled plans to host the Dec. 2-13 climate gathering, as well...