Environmental concerns

November 09, 2017 - 7:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Environmental groups say a deal between the European Parliament and EU member states to reform the bloc's emissions trading system undermines international efforts to curb climate change. The WWF says that while the tentative agreement announced Thursday will reduce the oversupply of...
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An Opel Grandland is parked at the Opel headquarters in Ruesselsheim, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 09, 2017 - 5:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — European automakers Opel and Vauxhall said Thursday they want to hold onto all of their current manufacturing sites and avoid forced layoffs as part of a turnaround plan under French owner PSA Group. Speaking 100 days after General Motors sold Germany-based Opel and Britain's Vauxhall...
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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 08, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The European Commission said Wednesday it wants to cut emissions of carbon dioxide from cars by 30 percent by 2030 and boost the use of electric vehicles by making them cheaper and easier to charge. The proposal stops short of imposing fixed quotas for emission-free vehicles and is...
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November 08, 2017 - 4:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for keeping the night skies dark are gathering in one of the most light-polluted cities in the country: Boston. The International Dark-Sky Association is holding its annual meeting starting Friday at a hotel in Boston's affluent Back Bay neighborhood. The Tucson, Arizona-...
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Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on her nomination to be Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 08, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. Speaking at her Senate confirmation hearing, Kirstjen Nielsen said she is "not...
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Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in at a hearing on her nomination to be Department of Homeland Security Secretary, by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 08, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen helped shepherd President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary pick through his Senate confirmation process. Now she's got her own team guiding her through those same hoops. Trump surprised many in his administration when he announced his...
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November 08, 2017 - 6:12 am
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has launched its first observation satellite, to be used for military activities, surveillance of its borders and coastline and monitoring desertification in the region. The Mohammed VI-A satellite was launched Wednesday from Kourou, French Guiana, in the presence...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced plans Tuesday to further California's cooperation with the European Union and China on fighting climate change. California and the EU will begin hosting regular meetings, also working with China, on improving carbon markets, which aim to reduce...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2001 file photo, a crop dusting plane from Blair Air Service dusts cotton crops in Lemoore, Calif. California regulators have announced a new rule that bans farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation announced the new rule Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The department says the new regulation is among the strictest pesticide in the U.S. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)
November 07, 2017 - 5:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has banned farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers under a new rule announced Tuesday that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S. Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a...
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Participants at the World Climate Conference working in front of the depiction of a globe in Bonn, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state not supporting the agreement. While the United States ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement last year,...
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