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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. ...

Success or COP-out: How do this year's climate talks rate?

Nov. 20, 2022 01:41 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — After two weeks of haggling, officials on Sunday cheered the end of this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, which resulted in the creation of a fund to help poor countries suffering under disasters driven by global warming. Expectations had been low...

African nations demand more money for removing emissions

Nov. 14, 2022 04:27 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH (AP) — African nations want to increase how much money they receive from schemes that offset greenhouse gas emissions and are looking for ways to address the issue at U.N. climate talks currently underway in Egypt. Carbon offsets, where polluters can effectively...

Biden says climate efforts 'more urgent than ever' at summit

Nov. 11, 2022 20:36 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — President Joe Biden, speaking Friday at an annual international summit on climate change, urged world leaders to “double down” on their resolve to fight global warming, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine reinforces the need to phase out fossil fuels. ...

Biden tightens methane emissions rule amid push for more oil

Nov. 11, 2022 15:17 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday ramped up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at the gasoline pump. ...

EU proposes emission rules for last combustion engine cars

Nov. 10, 2022 08:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed pollution standards Thursday for new combustion engine vehicles that are expected to remain on European roads well after the 27-nation bloc bans their sale in 2035. The so-called Euro 7 standards presented by the European...

EPA to consider tougher locomotive emissions rules

Nov. 09, 2022 19:02 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will consider adopting stricter rules on locomotive emissions in response to concerns raised by California regulators. The EPA said it has set up a team to evaluate whether it needs to update the pollution...

California voters reject tax on rich for more electric cars

Nov. 09, 2022 03:18 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s wealthiest residents won’t see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million to help put more electric cars on the roads. Proposition 30′s defeat marks a win for...

California settles with firm in Volkswagen emissions scandal

Nov. 07, 2022 20:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday settled a lawsuit against a German company stemming from the emissions scandal that tarred Volkswagen in 2015 and Fiat Chrysler two years later. German auto supplier Bosch will pay $25 million to settle allegations by the state and...

EXPLAINER: Carbon 'offsets' for World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qatar has said the upcoming soccer World Cup will be the first to be ‘carbon-neutral.' In theory, that means the monthlong tournament hosted by the small Gulf Arab nation will have a trivial effect on the climate. It's a bold claim for a country that spent the past 12 years...