Climate change

March 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, demonstrators block the main entrance of Chevron Corp. in San Ramon, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There were no test tubes or Bunsen burners, but a courtroom turned into a science classroom Wednesday for a U.S. judge considering lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Leading researchers taught U.S...
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March 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon climate change activist avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline. State District Judge Daniel Boucher noted that defendant Leonard Higgins had...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron at the International Solar Alliance founding conference in New Delhi, India, Sunday March 11, 2018. Modi and Macron on Sunday co-chaired the first Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance (ISA) in the capital. The summit which was representative by more than fifty countries aims to mobilize $1 trillion of investments by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 11, 2018 - 5:57 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe Sunday at President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But while hailing the "solar mamas," a...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a winter-run Chinook salmon is seen on Friday, March 2, 2018. Approximately 29,000 endangered winter-run juvenile Chinook salmon were released into the North Fork of Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. A $100 million project removing some dams and helping fish route around others is allowing wildlife officials to restore one of the state's most endangered native salmon to vital spring-fed Battle Creek, which springs from the cold northernmost reaches of the Sierra Nevada. Authorities say Battle Creek could prove a species-saving chill hideout against climate change and drought. (Steve Martarano/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $100 million project removing dams and helping fish route around others is returning a badly endangered salmon to spring-fed waters in northernmost California, giving cold-loving native fish a life-saving place to chill as scientists say climate change, drought and human...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, ice skaters take advantage of unseasonable warm temperatures to ice skate outside at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage, Alaska. New U.S. weather data shows that the Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record, with plenty of open water where the ocean normally freezes. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday, March 6, the extent of Arctic sea ice in February was 62,000 square miles (160,000 square kilometers) smaller than last year's record low. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter at the top of the world wimped out this year. The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record. And sea ice hit record lows for this time of year, with plenty of open water where ocean water normally freezes into thick sheets of ice, new U.S. weather data show...
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February 19, 2018 - 9:16 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press. The utility plans to generate 40 percent of its power from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, the intersection of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue is flooded in Ocean City, N.J., after the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy flooded much of the town. New satellite research shows that global warming is making seas rise at an ever increasing rate. Scientists say melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica is speeding up sea level rise so that by the year 2100 on average oceans will be two feet higher than today, probably even more. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New satellite research shows melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up already rising seas. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers...
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American actor Robert De Niro, speaks during the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
February 11, 2018 - 10:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration's stance on climate change, telling a packed audience in the Middle East that he was visiting from a "backward" country suffering from "temporary insanity." He said that in the country he's...
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February 03, 2018 - 10:46 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House is confirming plans to withdraw the nomination of a climate change skeptic to serve as President Donald Trump's top environmental adviser. Kathleen Hartnett White was announced last October as Trump's choice to chair the Council on Environmental Quality...
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