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Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells

Apr. 01, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hundreds of...

In a first, US pipeline agency weighs climate change impacts

Mar. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a federal energy board is weighing how a proposed natural gas pipeline would affect greenhouse gas emissions, one of several steps taken this week by the Biden administration in its effort to slow climate change. With a new...

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

Mar. 05, 2021 06:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up its pace in combatting climate change. On a smoggy day in Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang...

Carbon dioxide would be stored underground in North Dakota

Mar. 04, 2021 10:37 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Iowa company is leading a $2 billion effort to capture carbon dioxide from Midwestern ethanol plants and pipe it to North Dakota where it would be buried deep underground. The greenhouse gas is generated during the fermentation process and...

Energy-related emissions up in December despite pandemic

Mar. 02, 2021 13:00 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019, indicating the sharp drop seen due to the pandemic was short-lived. Figures released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency show emissions...

UK's leader warns climate change threatens world security

Feb. 23, 2021 15:38 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned world leaders Tuesday that climate change is a threat to security of all nations and sharply criticized people across the globe who say this is “green stuff from a bunch of tree-hugging, tofu-munchers and not suited to...

Court rules France failed to respect its climate change goal

Feb. 03, 2021 12:26 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday ruled that the French state failed to take sufficient action to fight climate change in a case brought by four nongovernmental organizations. The NGOs cheered the decision as “historic” for their country and a boon to those...

World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

Jan. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned over the past four years. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

Jan. 21, 2021 15:12 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed. The greenhouse gas would be captured from...