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Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 7, 2021 10:53 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 6 The Washington Post on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: President Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat and his relentless incitement of his supporters led Wednesday to the unthinkable: an assault on the U.S. Capitol by a...

In this Sept. 11, 2012, file photo, a four-wheel-drive vehicle follows a large mining truck as it makes its way to the top of a Boggabri coal mine near Gunnedah, Australia, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, that China would be in breach of World Trade Organization rules as well as a bilateral free trade agreement if it banned Australian coal. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

Australian PM says China coal ban would breach WTO rules

Dec. 15, 2020 4:35 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that China would be violating World Trade Organization rules and a bilateral free trade agreement if it banned Australian coal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was replying to a report in China’s state-owned Global Times...

Britain to end state support for fossil fuel sector exports

Dec. 11, 2020 5:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Friday that it is ending state support for fossil fuel industry exports, and shifting government assistance to low-carbon and renewable energy projects abroad. The announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson comes a day before he co-hosts a virtual summit with more than 70 world...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, people queue to get tested for COVID-19 as a thick quilt of smog lingers over New Delhi, India. India is grappling with two public health emergencies: critically polluted air and the pandemic. Nowhere is this dual threat more pronounced than in the Indian capital New Delhi, where the spike in winter pollution levels has coincided with a surge of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India's pandemic recovery plan could cost air quality goals

Dec. 10, 2020 12:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing two public health emergencies simultaneously: critically polluted air and the pandemic. And Surinder Singh, a bus driver in the capital New Delhi, is trapped between them both. In previous years, the government encouraged more people to use buses that run on cleaner fuels,...

The Killen Generating Station, a closed power plant in Adams County, Ohio, collapsed Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Several workers were unaccounted for and one was taken to a hospital after a power plant that was being demolished in Ohio collapsed Wednesday. It was not clear what caused the collapse at the Killen Generating Station, Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers said. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

3 workers injured, 2 missing in collapse of Ohio power plant

Dec. 9, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Three workers were hospitalized and two were unaccounted for after a power plant that was being demolished in Ohio collapsed Wednesday, authorities said. Rescuers had to dig for hours to free one of the workers from the rubble at the Killen Generating Station, Adams County Sheriff Kim Rogers said. Rogers said...