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Climate activists lashed to EU building as leaders gather

Dec. 12, 2019 3:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greenpeace activists on Thursday scaled the European Union’s new headquarters, unfurling a huge banner warning of a “climate emergency” hours before the bloc’s leaders gather for a summit focused on plans to combat global warming. Around 30 environmental...

Lamont seeks to work with neighboring states on climate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday he plans to work with his counterparts in Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey to address climate change, noting Wednesday he hopes the coalition of states can set an example for the rest of the country. Appearing before the newly expanded...

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

Dec. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. meeting on climate change took the floor to stake out their positions — showing that deep differences remain to be breached. In a sign of growing frustration over...

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

Dec. 11, 2019 2:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade. The 16-year-old Swede has become the face of a new...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Dec. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa...

EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissions

Dec. 11, 2019 2:03 PM EST

To get everyone on board with her plan to combat global warming, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help EU nations that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions. Von der Leyen, who took office this month at the helm of...

Dominion Energy partnership to convert manure to natural gas

Dec. 11, 2019 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest energy producers is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas. Richmond-based Dominion Energy announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Vanguard Renewables to develop and operate conversion facilities at...

Warren pushes back against more moderate path to White House

Dec. 11, 2019 1:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Pushing back against fellow Democrats who advocate a more moderate path to the White House, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday her party will lose the 2020 presidential election if it settles for an agenda that's “business as usual” and only “nibbles around the...

Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs

Dec. 10, 2019 8:50 PM EST

MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — Global concerns about climate change are not stopping General Motors from making large SUVs for U.S. drivers. GM on Tuesday rolled out the next generation of its big truck-based SUVs with more space and features. They're also heavier with only a small improvement in gas mileage. The...

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Dec. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York Attorney General Letitia James' office didn't prove the...