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Agency hears testimony on disputed section of $1B power line

Oct. 19, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission project that cuts across a swath of Maine forest urged state environmental regulators Tuesday to revoke the entire project's license over a disputed 1-mile lease on state land. But supporters said...

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans

Oct. 19, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom announced plans Tuesday to stop installing home heating that uses fossil fuels by 2035 as the government hosted a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain. Prime Minister Boris...

BlackRock backs new hub for company climate data

Oct. 19, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wall Street giant BlackRock announced Tuesday that it is backing a new London-based research hub which will provide asset managers with information on how the companies they invest in are addressing risks from climate change. BlackRock said it is joining...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northern India, killing 22

Oct. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 22 people have died and others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy to very heavy rain would continue...

Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Oct. 19, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. The...

Australia PM: Technology best way to achieve climate target

Oct. 19, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 would be a “great positive” for Australia if it can be achieved through technology and not a carbon price, the prime minister said on Tuesday as he pressures government colleagues to commit to more ambitious action...

Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin risks losing other Dems

Oct. 19, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Washington's enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden's proposed climate change strategies and social services...

Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin risks losing other Dems

Oct. 18, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Washington's enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden's proposed climate change strategies and social services...

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Oct. 18, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. A spokesperson with Powell...

Mexican president promises to help US in climate push

Oct. 18, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday to help the U.S. government push for stronger action on climate change. Speaking at an event with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, López Obrador said that “we are going to support the...