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Britain's Labour Party is watering down a green investment pledge. Environmentalists are unimpressed

Feb. 08, 2024 13:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday criticized Britain’s opposition Labour Party for ditching a pledge to invest 28 billion pounds ($35 billion) a year in green projects if it wins an upcoming general election. Labour leader Keir Starmer said the party could no longer...

Shell profits plunge last year from a record high as oil and natural gas prices drop

Feb. 01, 2024 06:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Oil giant Shell saw profits tumble by nearly a third in 2023 as a result of lower oil and natural gas prices, which had surged the year before in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In a statement Thursday, London-based Shell said its post-tax earnings fell 29%,...

Spain investigates contamination of Atlantic shore by countless plastic pellets spilled from ship

Jan. 09, 2024 12:43 PM EST

NOIA, Spain (AP) — Countless tiny plastic pellets are washing up on the shores of northern Spain and local authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday after a shipping container fell off a transport vessel last month. The regional governments of Galicia, which has...

Nature groups go to court in Greece over a strategic gas terminal backed by the European Union

Dec. 20, 2023 09:19 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Five Greek and international environmental campaign agencies have launched legal action against a major natural gas project supported by the European Union as a regional alternative to Russian energy. Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature led the...

A Dutch court orders Greenpeace activists to leave deep-sea mining ship in the South Pacific

Nov. 30, 2023 12:25 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Thursday that Greenpeace protesters staging a sit-in must leave a deep-sea mining exploration ship in the Pacific Ocean between Mexico and Hawaii but that they can continue to demonstrate around the vessel. Canada-based The Metals...

Environmental protesters board deep-sea mining ship between Hawaii and Mexico

Nov. 27, 2023 09:50 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Greenpeace activists have boarded a deep-sea mining ship in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Mexico and said Sunday they'll stay to protest exploration the ship is conducting to support activity that would destroy marine life. Canada-based The Metals Company,...