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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in US more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

Apr. 17, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States are more likely than the overall adult population to believe in human-caused climate change, according to a new poll. It also suggests that partisanship may not have as much of an impact on this group's environmental...

2023 was a record year for wind installations as world ramps up clean energy, report says

Apr. 16, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

The world installed 117 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2023, a 50% increase from the year before, making it the best year for new wind projects on record, according to a new report by the industry's trade association. The latest Global Wind Report, published Tuesday by the...

Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule

Apr. 12, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on federal lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule issued Friday by the Biden administration. The Interior Department's rule raises royalty rates for oil...

Biden awards $830 million to toughen nation's infrastructure against climate change

Apr. 11, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday awarded $830 million in grants to fund 80 projects aimed at toughening the nation's aging infrastructure against the harmful impacts of climate change. The money is expected to improve bridges, roads, ports, rail, transit and...

UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have 2 years left 'to save the world'

Apr. 10, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

OXFORD, England (AP) — Humanity has only two years left “to save the world” by making dramatic changes in the way it spews heat-trapping emissions and it has even less time to act to get the finances behind such a massive shift, the head of the United Nations climate agency said. ...

Verdict saying Switzerland violated rights by failing on climate action could ripple across Europe

Apr. 09, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe’s highest human rights court ruled Tuesday that countries must better protect their people from the consequences of climate change, siding with a group of older Swiss women against their government in a landmark ruling that could have implications across the...

Court upholds California's authority to set nation-leading vehicle emission rules

Apr. 09, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California can continue to set its own nation-leading vehicle emissions standards, a federal court ruled Tuesday — two years after the Biden administration restored the state’s authority to do so as part of its efforts to reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks. ...

Pennsylvania makes a push to attract and approve carbon capture wells

Apr. 09, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate on Tuesday approved legislation aimed at helping the nation's No. 2 natural gas-producing state attract carbon capture projects and enable federally-funded hydrogen hubs, but critics say the bill lacks important safeguards. The...

Broken record: March is 10th straight month to be hottest on record, scientists say

Apr. 09, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the 10th consecutive month, Earth in March set a new monthly record for global heat — with both air temperatures and the world’s oceans hitting an all-time high for the month, the European Union climate agency Copernicus said. March 2024 averaged 14.14...

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide and methane levels in the air last year spiked to record highs again

Apr. 05, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

The levels of the crucial heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached historic highs last year, growing at near-record fast paces, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Carbon dioxide, the most important and abundant of the greenhouse gases caused...