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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Reynolds’ carbon neutrality When we think about Reynolds American Inc., the North Carolina-based tobacco giant, we don’t necessarily think about clean air. But maybe that’ll change one day....

California's Newsom wants to accelerate key climate goals

Aug. 09, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to speed up the state's transition to non-carbon electricity sources and accelerate its timeline for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Those are among the proposals the Democratic governor has delivered to lawmakers as...

California not counting methane leaks from idle wells

Aug. 02, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It's the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter. The state has also been a major oil and gas producer for more than a century, and...

Banks far from hitting Paris climate targets, groups warn

Jul. 28, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

The world’s most influential banks need to substantially accelerate climate efforts if global temperature rise is to be kept within the targets of the Paris Agreement, an assessment released Thursday by an institutional investors group warned. The efforts of 27 giant banks in North...

Germany's climate plan: More bike lanes, no car speed limit

Jul. 13, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government unveiled a new package of climate measures Wednesday to close the emissions gap in the transport and housing sectors as part of the country's plan to become carbon neutral by 2045. Transport Minister Volker Wissing said his department planned to...

Not enough or too far? California climate plan pleases few

Jun. 23, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday during discussions of a new plan for the state to reach its climate goals. “I...

Cement carbon dioxide emissions quietly double in 20 years

Jun. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

Heat trapping carbon dioxide emissions from making cement, a less talked about but major source of carbon pollution, have doubled in the last 20 years, new global data shows. In 2021, worldwide emissions from making cement for buildings, roads and other infrastructure hit nearly 2.9...

Virginia lands LEGO factory in suburban Richmond

Jun. 15, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Global toy manufacturer the LEGO Group plans to invest more than $1 billion to build a factory in suburban Richmond, Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. The factory, expected to open in 2025, will feature a carbon-neutral design and will...

Danish toymaker Lego expands amid sale surge

Jun. 15, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy company Lego said Wednesday it plans to invest more than $1 billion over 10 years to build a new factory in the U.S. state of Virginia and to enlarge an existing factory in Mexico. The moves in North America follow Lego's announcement last...

UPS tests tiny battery-powered cycles in congested cities

Jun. 14, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sleek four-wheeled carts look familiar enough, but not even UPS knows precisely how to describe what could be the delivery giant's latest way to get packages to your door. UPS unveiled Tuesday a battery-powered, four-wheeled cycle to more efficiently haul cargo...