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Kallan Benson, a student activist and a leader of Fridays for Future, speaks in support of legislation in Maryland to reduce greenhouse emissions statewide by 60% by 2030 during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland lawmakers unveil new climate change proposal

Feb. 19, 2020 6:16 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030, under an ambitious measure outlined Wednesday as the coastal state grapples with increasing concerns about sea-level rise. The legislation sponsored by Sen. Paul Pinsky and Del. Dana Stein would increase the state's...

Some thousand of farmers converge on The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

Feb. 19, 2020 11:19 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide. As tractors poured into the city, the Dutch military parked large trucks across strategic roads to prevent farmers...

General Mills chooses Kansas for restorative farming project

Feb. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A major food corporation has selected Kansas wheat as the best in the nation for a three-year pilot project. The restorative farming project will discover ways farmers can save water, increase soil health and decrease carbon footprints, The Hutchinson News reported. General Mills,...

Police officers stand near activists outside BP's headquarters to mark the first day of the oil company's new chief executive Bernard Looney, at St James' Square in London, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020. Around 100 environmental activists mounted the peaceful protest in central London as Bernard Looney prepared to take up his new role. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

Feb. 12, 2020 5:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep making money. London-based BP's goals include becoming...

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Ecole Militaire Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron, who leads the European Union's only post-Brexit nuclear power, on Friday advocated a more coordinated EU defense strategy in which France, and its arsenal, would hold a central role. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

Macron to get hybrid car as France steps up climate fight

Feb. 12, 2020 9:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced a raft of plans Wednesday to curb its carbon emissions, including getting a new hybrid-engine armored car for the French leader. Other new steps include an annual bonus of 200 euros ($220) for civil servants who switch to bicycles or...

Council makes recommendations to address climate change

Feb. 11, 2020 6:04 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A council appointed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released a list of draft recommendations for the state to address climate change, reduce greenhouse gases and take advantage of new technology and innovations that will come from the effort. The public has until March 31 to comment...

Dominion announces new greenhouse gas reduction goals

Feb. 11, 2020 5:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced Tuesday that it will aim to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, an acceleration of the goals the company had previously pledged to meet. The Richmond, Virginia-based company , which operates in 18 states, said the goal covers both carbon dioxide...

People testify on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at a public hearing in the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., on a controversial climate change bill. So many people came to testify before the Oregon Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources that the allotted time for each to speak was reduced to 90 seconds. Loggers expressed concern that the bill would lead to increased costs, and the demise of their business. Others said global warming is an emergency that was already affecting them, and would affect their children and grandchildren even worse. Some onlookers in the hearing room raised their arms when they agreed with something a witness said. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Public hearing on climate bill draws big crowd in Oregon

Feb. 8, 2020 6:19 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — So many people flocked to the Oregon State Capitol to testify Saturday at a public hearing on a climate change bill that the allotted time for each to speak was reduced to 90 seconds. As a large screen in Hearing Room C showed the seconds ticking off, loggers expressed concern that the...

Jane Fonda leads a Fire Drill Fridays rally, calling for action to address climate change at Los Angeles City Hall Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. A half-century after throwing her attention-getting celebrity status into Vietnam War protests, Fonda is now doing the same in a U.S. climate movement where the average age is 18. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Jane Fonda brings climate-change fight to LA ahead of Oscars

Feb. 7, 2020 5:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two days ahead of the Academy Awards, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda brought her Fire Drill Friday campaign against global warming to Los Angeles on Friday, demanding a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions over the next 10 years. The rally, which drew a crowd of a few hundred to the...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches the upcoming UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit that will take place in autumn 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, during an announcement in London Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020.  Johnson is expected to announce a target to stop selling new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, including hybrid vehicles for the first time. (Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via AP)

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

Feb. 4, 2020 9:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement was timed to coincide with the launch of Britain's plans for the...