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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo Delta planes are parked at the new $3.9 billion Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Delta Air Lines said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, that it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Delta says it will invest $1 billion to cut carbon emissions

Feb. 14, 2020 5:00 PM EST

Delta Air Lines said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. Delta said the money would go into things such as boosting fuel efficiency and investing in efforts to remove carbon from the atmosphere by planting trees...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Durham, N.C., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

Feb. 14, 2020 3:38 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian pranksters claim they called U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pretending to be climate activist Greta Thunberg and offered Thunberg's support to his campaign. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, who have fooled many high-profile victims around the world,...

Rebuffed in Bismarck, Thunberg mural likely headed to Fargo

Feb. 13, 2020 7:27 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former Fargo city commissioner said Thursday he is spearheading plans to bring a mural honoring Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to the eastern North Dakota city, after an arrangement by the artist to hang the outdoor image in his hometown of Bismarck received an unfavorable...

Threats of boycotts and possible acts of vandalism against the Brick Oven Bakery in downtown Bismarck have prompted local artist Shane Balkowitsch to scrap plans to put a 7-foot-tall mural of Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on the side of the building. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Artist scraps plans for Thunberg mural after boycott threats

Feb. 12, 2020 6:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota artist said Wednesday he has scrapped his plans for a mural honoring Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg following boycott threats against a Bismarck business that would have featured the outdoor image. Shane Balkowitsch had planned to put a 7-foot-tall (2.1-meter...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 file photo, a precinct captain from Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone that shows the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus reporting app. On Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that federal records show George Soros is the biggest funder of the failed app used by the Iowa Democratic Party during Monday’s caucuses. The chart used in the assertion does not show a donation by Soros to Shadow Inc. Instead, the chart, which was published in a November 2019 story on the investigative news site Sludge, shows Soros gave $2.6 million to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a Democratic Party-aligned organization focused on legislative redistricting. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 7, 2020 5:23 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Federal records show George Soros is the biggest funder of the...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 3, 2020 4:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who are both members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open...

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, left, speaks via video-link as Ell Ottosson Jarl and Greta Thunberg, right, also attend a press conference with climate activists and experts from Africa in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday Jan. 31, 2020. Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to suffer the most from global warming despite contributing to it the least. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)

Climate activists from African nations make urgent appeal

Jan. 31, 2020 12:51 PM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to suffer the most from global warming despite contributing to it the least. The Fridays For Future movement...

North Carolina city declares 'climate emergency,' sets goals

Jan. 29, 2020 6:52 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has become the first in the state to declare a “climate emergency” and has now set goals on warming greenhouse gases and renewable energy. Asheville City Council unanimously voted for the declaration Tuesday after months of negations between...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for media as she arrives for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Greta Thunberg seeks trademarks to prevent commercial misuse

Jan. 29, 2020 12:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg said Wednesday she has applied to trademark her name and that of the international school strike movement she inspired, a move meant to protect the movement from misuse for commercial purposes. In an Instagram post, the 17-year-old Swede said that she and...

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Isabelle Axelsson and Loukina Tille, from left, arrive for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Photo cropping mistake leads to AP soul-searching on race

Jan. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news organization. The AP acknowledged that it...