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Biden, key senators huddle as Dems drive toward budget deal

Oct. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hosted budget talks Sunday with two pivotal senator in hopes of resolving lingering disputes over Democrats' long-stalled effort to craft an expansive social and environment measure. The White House said the session with Senate...

New program opens carbon market to small forest owners in WV

Oct. 23, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new program enabling owners of small forestlands to prosper from improving forest health while slowing climate change is launching in West Virginia. The Family Forest Carbon Program, which pays family and individual small forest owners to...

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

Oct. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. ...

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

Oct. 23, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the U.K. for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there is a “dangerously narrow” window to tackle global warning. The heir to the British throne said Saturday that the...

Bangladesh to share 'climate prosperity plan' at COP26

Oct. 23, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh, considered especially prone to extreme weather and rising ocean levels, plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” to lessen the effects of climate change on the economy at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, an official said. ...

New Mexico governor confirms plans for UN climate conference

Oct. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor will soon be headed to Scotland for the United Nations’ upcoming climate conference, where world leaders will talk about accelerating action toward the goals of the Paris Agreement to slow global warming. Gov....

Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

Oct. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed. Research published in the...

Campaigners stage climate protests across continents

Oct. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental campaigners staged protests on several continents on Friday to press their demands for more government action to curb global warming ahead of the upcoming U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Protesters rallied in Uganda, Bangladesh, India, Italy,...

In South Sudan, flooding called 'worst thing in my lifetime'

Oct. 22, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

MALUALKON, South Sudan (AP) — He feels like a man who has drowned. The worst flooding that parts of South Sudan have seen in 60 years now surrounds his home of mud and grass. His field of sorghum, which fed his family, is under water. Surrounding mud dykes have...

Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon

Oct. 22, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan adopted a new energy policy on Friday that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country’s pledge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. The new basic energy plan, adopted by the Cabinet just in time for the...