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2020 Watch: Buttigieg on the defensive, Biden's strategy

Dec. 9, 2019 5:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 56 Days to general election: 330 ___ THE NARRATIVE The Republican president is likely to be impeached, but Democrats are further away from rallying behind one...

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. Add to that flights to Paris, Rome, Vancouver and elsewhere. All...

French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

Dec. 8, 2019 6:22 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French environmental activists brandished stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest Sunday near the Eiffel Tower to try to push the government to do more to fight climate change. The protest is part of an unusual climate movement that has taken root around France this year, in...

14 climate activists arrested for trespassing at Statehouse

Dec. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island capital and state police arrested 14 climate activists at the Statehouse for trespassing Friday night. Several hundred citizens gathered on the Statehouse steps in Providence asking Gov. Gina Raimondo to decline contributions from fossil fuel companies or to sign on to...

Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results. Morales' Movement Toward...

Virginia seventh grader prepares for more climate activism

Dec. 7, 2019 9:00 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Gudrun Campbell was nervous before her first climate strike. Standing on the Downtown Mall this past March with Ezra Laiacona, a co-founder of the Cville Youth Climate Strike, they waited to see how many other students heeded their call to leave school. “I really...

Climate activist wants governor to reject fossil fuel money

Dec. 6, 2019 11:15 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Climate activist have called for Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to reject contributions from fossil fuel companies. Several hundred citizens gathered on the steps of the State House in Providence asking the governor to decline contributions or to sign on to the Green New Deal,...

Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to Cuba

Dec. 6, 2019 10:49 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Evo Morales, the self-exiled former president of Bolivia, is in Cuba for a medical appointment, an aide to the former leader said Friday night. Gabriela Montaño, a former Bolivian health minister who has been with Morales in Mexico, did not specify whether he made the trip for a...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...

Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...