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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Can Iowa’s GOP leaders please outline their vision for K-12 education? When pretty much anything is considered a school, it’s a free-for-all Gov. Kim Reynolds should outline her vision for the future...

Fed chief Powell: Climate policy is for elected officials

Jun. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says the central bank can help assess risks to banks from climate change but that addressing the broader issue is up to private companies and elected officials, underlining that U.S. central bankers are not climate policy makers....

California urges EPA to let state set car-emissions standard

Jun. 02, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in...

Nations begin 3 weeks of grueling climate talks online

May. 31, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials from around the globe begin three weeks of grueling climate talks Monday that will involve grappling with a number of thorny political issues without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, due to pandemic restrictions. The U.N. climate office in...

Environmental group sues over post-fire tree removal

May. 25, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service claiming it unlawfully approved the removal of burned trees in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The Klamath Forest Alliance's lawsuit accuses the agency of improperly “categorically...

EU court tells Poland to halt lignite mine on Czech border

May. 21, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Friday ordered Poland to immediately stop mining brown coal at the Turow mine, on the border with the Czech Republic and Germany. The Czech Republic filed in March for an injunction, saying the open-cast lignite...

Kerry says US examining carbon border tax, sees risks

May. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday that Washington is looking into the possibility of introducing a fee on imports from countries that don't tax heavy polluters, but he cautioned that such a move could carry risks “downstream.” Kerry said...

Dogged by Mideast, Blinken aims to revive US-Denmark ties

May. 17, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Confronting multiple unrelated international crises, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought Monday to revive strained ties with Denmark, pledging renewed cooperation with the country over climate change, Arctic policy and Russia. As...

US climate envoy Kerry meets with pope on climate crisis

May. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, met privately with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope a “compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.” The former U.S....

Blinken heads to Iceland meeting with Russia on his mind

May. 14, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Europe and North Atlantic islands next week to put the Biden administration’s stamp on climate change policy in the Arctic and warn Russia against interference in the United States, Ukraine and elsewhere, the State...