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Swiss climate activists lament election of oil lobbyist

Dec. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmentalists in Switzerland criticized the election Wednesday of a top car and oil industry lobbyist to the country's new government, calling it a “disaster for climate policy.” Lawmakers picked Albert Roesti of the nationalist Swiss People's Party as one of...

Los Angeles City Council votes to ban oil and gas drilling

Dec. 03, 2022 18:40 PM EST

__ The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban drilling of new oil and gas wells and phase out existing ones over the next 20 years. The vote comes after more than a decade of complaints from city residents that pollution drifting from wells was...

Built to disappear: World Cup stadium 974

Dec. 03, 2022 05:50 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Of the seven stadiums Qatar built for the World Cup, one will disappear after the tournament. That’s what the games’ organizers have said about Stadium 974 in Doha — a port-side structure with more than 40,000 seats partially built from recycled shipping...

Utility recommends natural gas plant despite objections

Dec. 02, 2022 17:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility on Friday recommended replacing an aging coal burning power plant with natural gas, ignoring calls for the Tennessee Valley Authority to speed its transition to renewable energy. TVA announced the completion of its...

Construction of 339 mile power line begins in NY

Nov. 30, 2022 17:26 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Construction has begun on an underground electrical transmission line that will bring Canadian hydropower to New York City as part of an effort to make the Big Apple less reliant on fossil fuels, state officials announced Wednesday. Once complete, the Champlain...

EU climate chief defends plans for 'carbon farming'

Nov. 30, 2022 12:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's top climate official on Wednesday dismissed criticism from environmental groups over its proposal to incorporate carbon removal methods into its climate plans, insisting the plan won't undermine the bloc's efforts to tackle global warming. Dozens...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

NASA cancels greenhouse gas monitoring satellite due to cost

Nov. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EST

NASA is canceling a planned satellite that was going to intensely monitor greenhouse gases over the Americas because it got too costly and complicated. But the space agency said it will still be watching human-caused carbon pollution but in different ways. NASA on...

EXPLAINER: What hazards are posed by Hawaii's Mauna Loa?

Nov. 29, 2022 14:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava is shooting 100 feet to 200 feet (30 to 60 meters) into the air as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years. For now, lava is not threatening any homes or communities and no evacuation orders have been...

Groups ask EU to drop carbon removal from climate plans

Nov. 28, 2022 13:25 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Scores of environmental groups issued a joint appeal Monday for the European Union to drop carbon removal methods from its climate plans, arguing that some of them rely on untested technology while others may not absorb as many greenhouse gas emissions as claimed. The...