Environmental concerns

Cars and trucks queue on the highway A5 in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The World Climate Conference with 25 000 people participating starts on Monday in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 06, 2017 - 10:27 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on global climate change talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington will continue to take part in talks about implementing the Paris climate accord, despite President Donald Trump's threat to pull out of the pact. Trump...
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November 06, 2017 - 9:32 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Opponents of a new cruise ship terminal are asking the South Carolina Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision that they have no right to challenge permits for the project. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that a group of environmental, neighborhood and historic...
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Fiji's prime minister Vereqe 'Frank' Bainimarama drinks water during the opening of the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 06, 2017 - 7:19 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Fiji's prime minister called for a sense of urgency Monday, telling negotiators that "we must not fail our people" as he opened two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris accord to fight climate change, which is already affecting his Pacific island nation. While diplomats and...
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The sun rises over Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The World Climate Conference with 25 000 people participating starts on Monday in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 06, 2017 - 6:24 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s weather and climate agency says 2017 is set to become the hottest year on record aside from those impacted by the El Nino phenomenon. The World Meteorological Organization says this year is already on track to be one of the three hottest years of all time, after 2015 and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver delivers a State of the City address in Flint, Mich. Flint voters go to the polls Nov. 7, 2017 to decide whether to recall Weaver on a ballot that includes her name and 17 other candidates. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
November 05, 2017 - 11:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — Karen Weaver became mayor of Flint two years ago arguing that her predecessor had bungled the response to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. Seventeen other people now believe they can do a better job and are seeking to oust her Tuesday in a recall election. The ballot for...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 file photo, water from Roanoke Sound pounds the Virginia Dare Trail in Manteo, N.C., as Tropical Storm Hermine passes the Outer Banks. A massive U.S. report released Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever and that more than 90 percent of it has been caused by humans. Since 1900, the reports said Earth has warmed by 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius) and seas have risen by 8 inches. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
November 03, 2017 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay humans' role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Pruitt is set to speak privately to chemical industry executives next week during a conference at a luxury oceanfront golf resort. Pruitt is listed as the featured speaker at board meeting of the American Chemistry Council, a group that has lobbied against stricter regulations for chemical manufacturers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 03, 2017 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental regulator is set to speak privately to chemical industry executives next week during a conference at a luxury oceanfront golf resort. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is listed as the featured speaker at a...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. The UN Climate Change Conference 2017 will take place under Presidency of the Government of Fiji in Bonn, Germany and starts on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
November 03, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats from around the world are converging in Germany next week to thrash out how to implement the Paris climate agreement, despite uncertainty over the role the United States will play in those efforts. While U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the accord...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo a car is connected to a charging station for electric vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. Major automakers say their joint European electric car recharging network will open its first stations this year in Germany, Austria and Norway in what the companies hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery-powered cars. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 9:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery-powered vehicles. BMW, Daimler, Ford and the...
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November 02, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The Environmental Protection Agency will take comments...
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