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Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy

Dec. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government threatened legal action Thursday over provisions of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would give subsidies of up to $12,500 for purchases of union-made, American-made electric vehicles. Tatiana Clouthier,...

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Dec. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EST

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more...

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

Sri Lanka heeds protests, lifts ban on agrochemical imports

Nov. 24, 2021 10:46 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has withdrawn a ban on imports of agrochemicals that it said was aimed at encouraging organic cultivation. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage announced on Wednesday the revocation of the ban, which took effect...

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...

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...

The Latest: Charities offer to kick-start climate aid fund

Nov. 12, 2021 17:22 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland --- Several charities are offering to provide funds to kick-start a separate and independent mechanism for rich countries to support vulnerable nations from climate change. ...

Latest draft decision for U.N. climate talks backs away from call to end all coal use and fossil fuel subsidies

Nov. 12, 2021 02:40 AM EST
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Latest draft decision for U.N. climate talks backs away from call to end all coal use and fossil fuel subsidies.

Biden bill includes boost for union-made electric vehicles

Nov. 11, 2021 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are looking to give U.S. automakers with union employees the inside track on the burgeoning electric vehicle market, triggering vocal opposition from foreign trade partners and Republicans who worry that manufacturers in their...

UN chief says global warming goal on 'life support'

Nov. 11, 2021 13:24 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that a key temperature goal in climate talks is “on life support” but he still hopes that world governments will step up their pledges to slash emissions of greenhouse gases. ...