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Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Jul. 24, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would...

Italy: Many G20 nations want more urgent climate goals

Jul. 23, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Many of the climate and energy ministers at a Group of 20 meeting hosted by Italy agreed Friday to work toward even more ambitious goals for fighting climate change than those established in the 2015 Paris accords, an Italian official said. Italy’s...

Japan to boost renewable energy to meet emissions target

Jul. 21, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan aims to drastically increase its renewable energy use and reduce fossil fuel consumption over the next decade as its pushes to meet its ambitious emissions reduction target, according to a draft of a new energy plan presented Wednesday. The draft,...

Floods fuel climate debate in Germany's election campaign

Jul. 21, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

LUETZERATH, Germany (AP) — As Germany reels from the deadliest inland floods in living memory, one word has been on the lips of leading politicians: “klimawandel,” the German word for climate change. Last week's disaster has propelled the issue to the fore of an...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: The richest man on Earth briefly lost that title Tuesday morning, but only because...

Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit despite chip shortage

Jul. 21, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound from the depths of the pandemic, generating cash that the company can invest in its shift to electric vehicles. ...

French lawmakers adopt compromise climate bill amid protests

Jul. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament on Tuesday approved a compromise climate bill that was intended to transform travel, housing and industry but which environmental activists said doesn't go fast or far enough to slash the country's carbon emissions. Championed by...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world's 'suicide pact'

Jul. 20, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances that rebuilt Europe after World War II as a model for fighting against climate change. Kerry challenged...

Experts: Europe floods show need to curb emissions, adapt

Jul. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just as the European Union was announcing plans to spend billions of euros to contain climate change, massive clouds gathered over Germany and nearby nations to unleash an unprecedented storm that left death and destruction in its wake. Despite ample...

Bill to retire coal-fired plants gets initial NC House OK

Jul. 14, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that could shape North Carolina electricity production for decades received initial approval Wednesday by the state House, with the narrow majority rejecting arguments that the measure relies too much on natural gas or could send customer rates soaring. ...