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Rhode Island governor signs climate change bill into law

Apr. 10, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Daniel McKee. “With four hundred miles of coastline, urban and rural coastal communities, fishing and...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record levels of air pollution and scores of other ecological problems following decades of neglect. Several thousand...

Washington state Senate OKs carbon-cap legislation

Apr. 09, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate has passed two key pieces of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a plan to put a price on carbon pollution and a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

Apr. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord. Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's...

New Mexico governor signs bill to require paid sick leave

Apr. 08, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Thursday requiring that employers throughout the state provide paid sick leave to workers. Signed Thursday, the Democrat-sponsored legislation ensures that employees accrue an hour of paid...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Rhode Island lawmakers pass sweeping climate change bill

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a wide-ranging bill to address climate change that would require the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Gov. Daniel McKee has indicated he will sign it. The Act on Climate bill received its...

Collins, King want to grow greenhouse gas reduction program

Apr. 05, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have joined a push to expand a multistate effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they are joining other senators on a legislative effort to grow the...

Activists call for probe into air quality official's actions

Apr. 02, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado environmental coalition is demanding that Gov. Jared Polis remove the director of the state Air Pollution Control Division, who is named in a whistleblower complaint alleging the state endangers public health by unlawfully approving permits to pollute the air. ...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...