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In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

May. 16, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The...

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

May. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 12, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine —Ukrainian officials say their forces took out another Russian ship in the Black Sea. Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said late Thursday the Vsevolod Bobrov logistics ship was struck as it was trying to deliver an anti-aircraft system to...

Fed utility weighs coal plant switch options, climate impact

May. 11, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility plans to shut down a massive coal-fired power plant, but wants to replace it with natural gas. That would put the federal Tennessee Valley Authority out of step with President Joe Biden’s administration goal of a...

EXPLAINER: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?

May. 10, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the European Union tries to impose sanctions on Russian oil over the war in Ukraine, Hungary has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to unanimous support needed from the bloc's 27 member nations. The president of the EU's executive commission, Ursula...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 09, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

One of the Ukrainian fighters holding out in the Mariupol steelworks said Monday they were still defending the city. Valeri Paditel, who heads the border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters were “doing everything to make those who defend the city in the future proud.”...

Europe's farmers stir up biogas to offset Russian energy

May. 06, 2022 02:40 AM EDT

SONCHAMP, France (AP) — In lush fields southwest of Paris, farmers are joining Europe’s fight to free itself from Russian gas. They'll soon turn on the tap of a new facility where crops and agricultural waste are mashed up and fermented to produce “biogas.” It's among energy...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

Live updates | UN: More than 300 evacuated from Mariupol

May. 04, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

The United Nations says more than 300 civilians from the besieged southeastern city of Mariupol and four other towns have been evacuated to Ukrainian-held Zaporizhzhia in a second successful operation to get civilians out of areas subject to Russian shelling and attacks. Osnat...

EU takes major step toward Russian oil ban, new sanctions

May. 04, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia and target the country’s biggest bank and major broadcasters in a sixth package of sanctions over the war in Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula...