Environmental concerns

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, cattle graze in a pasture against a backdrop of wind turbines which are part of the 155 turbine Smoky Hill Wind Farm near Vesper, Kan. Even if President Donald Trump withdraws U.S. support for the Paris climate change accord, domestic efforts to battle global warming will continue. Dozens of states and many cities have policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases and deal with the effects of rising temperatures. Even in red states, many consider flood prevention and renewable energy are considered smart business. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
June 01, 2017 - 1:48 am
If President Donald Trump withdraws support for the Paris climate change accord, will efforts in the U.S. to fight global warming dry up? Hardly. Dozens of states and many cities have policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases and deal with the effects of rising temperatures. And...
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President Donald Trump waits for the arrival of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 01, 2017 - 1:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon. Trump promoted his announcement Wednesday night on Twitter, after a day in which U.S. allies around the...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 01, 2017 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. Many economists have big doubts. They say the agreement would likely help create about as many jobs in renewable energy as it might cost in polluting...
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President Donald Trump listens as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks during their meeting together in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 31, 2017 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the global climate agreement (all times local): 9:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he'll announce his decision on whether he'll pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday. Trump says on Twitter that...
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May 31, 2017 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the international agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, what could that mean for the rapidly heating Earth? Here's a guide to what's in the Paris agreement, what's going on with global warming, and what might happen...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo a swarm of birds flies past wind turbines just before sunrise in the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany. A senior EU official says Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the EU and China will reaffirm their commitment to the Paris climate change accord this week, regardless of whether President Donald Trump pulls out of the pact. The official told reporters that the EU and China will also “spell out” how they plan to meet their commitments to the accord at talks in Brussels on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)
May 31, 2017 - 1:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and China will reaffirm their commitment to the Paris climate change accord this week regardless of whether the U.S. pulls out of the pact, a senior EU official said Wednesday. The official told reporters that the EU and China will also "spell out" how they plan...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 31, 2017 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final...
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May 30, 2017 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an impassioned appeal Tuesday for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions as President Donald Trump debates whether the U.S. will withdraw from the accord...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is meeting with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency ahead of a decision on whether the United States will withdraw from an international pact aimed at slowing climate change. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the president met with EPA...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an election campaign of her Christian Democratic Union, CDU, and the Christian Social Union, CSU, in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 11:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing...
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