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Controversial plan for Oregon natural gas terminal abandoned

Dec. 01, 2021 19:24 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Canadian energy company called it quits Wednesday on a controversial natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal on the southern Oregon coast after failing to obtain all necessary state permits. Opponents of the Jordan Cove project, which would...

Energy summit in UAE after COP26 stresses fossil fuel demand

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy ministers from across the developing world gathered in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on Monday and stressed the need for continued investment in fossil fuel production — a message just days after these same nations joined around 200 countries in...

China, US pledge to increase cooperation at UN climate talks

Nov. 11, 2021 03:11 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The world’s top carbon polluters, China and the United States, agreed Wednesday to increase their cooperation and speed up action to rein in climate-damaging emissions, signaling a mutual effort on global warming at a time of tension over their other disputes. ...

The Latest: UK sets net-zero plan for its financial sector

Nov. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — The British government plans to make the U.K. “the world’s first net-zero aligned financial center” as companies and investors seek to profit from the drive to build a low-carbon economy. ...

Leaders vow to protect forests, plug methane leaks at COP26

Nov. 02, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — World leaders promised to protect Earth's forests, cut methane emissions and help South Africa wean itself off coal at the U.N. climate summit Tuesday — part of a flurry of deals intended to avert catastrophic global warming. Britain hailed...

Biden's climate plan aims to reduce methane emissions

Nov. 02, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday launched a wide-ranging plan to reduce methane emissions, targeting a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming and packs a stronger short-term punch than even carbon dioxide. The plan...

'Nothing else here': Why it's so hard for world to quit coal

Nov. 01, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

DHANBAD, India (AP) — Every day, Raju gets on his bicycle and unwillingly pedals the world a tiny bit closer to climate catastrophe. Every day, he straps half a dozen sacks of coal pilfered from mines — up to 200 kilograms, or 440 pounds — to the reinforced metal...

US to gauge climate damage from federal oil and gas sales

Oct. 29, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government regulators for the first time will analyze greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling on federal lands on a national scale, as the Biden administration steps up efforts to address climate change, the Interior Department said Friday. ...

China offers few new climate targets ahead of UN conference

Oct. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is offering no significant new goals for reducing climate-changing emissions ahead of the UN climate summit set to start next week in Glasgow. China, the world's top emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses that cause global...

UN, US officials urge action to avert climate disaster

Oct. 28, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official and U.S. President Joe Biden's climate envoy called Thursday for countries to step up the fight against global warming, describing it as an issue of sheer survival for humankind. In a statement ahead of the U.N....