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John Podesta will take over for John Kerry as top international adviser on climate change

Jan. 31, 2024 17:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior adviser John Podesta will add international climate policy to his job responsibilities, replacing special climate envoy John Kerry as the top U.S. official on international climate issues, the White House said Wednesday. Kerry announced in...

Kerry and Xie exit roles that defined generation of climate action

Jan. 26, 2024 01:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Nations climate summit in Dubai was wrapping up last month when John Kerry went to a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua only to find a surprise waiting for him. Xie's 8-year-old grandson had brought Kerry a card for his 80th birthday. The...

John Kerry, the US climate envoy, to leave the Biden administration

Jan. 13, 2024 22:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy on climate, is stepping down from the Biden administration in the coming weeks, according to two people familiar with his plans. Kerry, a longtime senator and secretary of state, was tapped shortly after Joe Biden's November...

Ruben Gallego is endorsed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, his ex-wife, in bid for Arizona Senate seat

Dec. 18, 2023 15:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego on Monday endorsed her ex-husband, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, in his campaign to move up to the Senate. The mayor's decision to publicly back her former husband, while not surprising, will help him blunt criticism for their divorce, which...

Analysis: At COP28, Sultan al-Jaber got what the UAE wanted. Others leave it wanting much more

Dec. 13, 2023 11:42 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the United Nations COP28 climate summit ended Wednesday, Sultan al-Jaber walked out with what the United Arab Emirates wanted all along — the prestige of hosting negotiations that got the world to agree to transition away from fossil fuels while still being...

Poor countries need trillions of dollars to go green. A long-shot effort aims to generate the cash

Dec. 12, 2023 08:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large, long-shot effort is being developed to mobilize money to save Planet Earth. Climate finance experts say trillions of dollars are needed for forestry projects and renewable energies like solar and wind in the developing world, all aimed at...

As COP28 nears finish, critics say proposal 'doesn't even come close' to what's needed on climate

Dec. 11, 2023 23:26 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Negotiators from around the world haggled deep into the night to try to strike a deal to halt global warming at United Nations climate talks, with Western powers and vulnerable developing countries worried that a proposed text fell far short of goals to save the...

Biden's focus on bashing Trump takes a page from the winning Obama and Bush reelection playbooks

Dec. 10, 2023 08:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's campaign manager recently sent a fundraising email meant to reassure supporters worried about the Democrat's reelection chances, urging them to take a “quick walk down memory lane.” Julie Chavez Rodriguez noted that many Democrats 12...

At COP28, John Kerry unveils nuclear fusion strategy as a source of clean energy

Dec. 05, 2023 18:24 PM EST

The United States will work with other governments to speed up efforts to make nuclear fusion a new source of carbon-free energy, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said Tuesday, the latest of many U.S. announcements the last week aimed at combatting climate change. Nuclear fusion melds...

Earth is running a fever. And UN climate talks are focusing on the contagious effect on human health

Dec. 03, 2023 12:24 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With Planet Earth running a fever, U.N. climate talks focused Sunday on the contagious effects on human health. Under a brown haze over Dubai, the COP28 summit moved past two days of lofty rhetoric and calls for unity from top leaders to concerns...