Environment

FILE -- In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo steam swells from the cooling towers of the RWE lignite-fired Neurath power plant in Grevenbroich, Germany. German energy company RWE says it won’t invest in new coal-fired power stations and is scrapping plans for a lignite-fired plant in western Germany. (Horst Ossinger/dpa via AP, file)
April 26, 2019 - 7:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German energy company RWE says it won't invest in new coal-fired power stations and is scrapping plans for a lignite-fired plant in western Germany. RWE, which operates several of Europe's most-polluting power plants, said in a statement Friday that it will now focus on generating...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks on stage to deliver his speech at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 12:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Putin's comments...
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Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke dons a Nevada Wolf Pack hat as he talks to an over-flowing crowd that jammed a coffee shop on the edge of the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Thursday, April 25, 2019. He brought his Democratic presidential campaign to the early caucus state for the second time this year. He told reporters afterward he's glad former Vice President Joe Biden has joined what he says is already an extraordinary field of candidates. (AP Photo/By Scott Sonner)
April 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change. The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. The Trump administration is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked drilling off Alaska. President Donald Trump has pushed to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling. But a federal judge last month ruled against Trump’s executive order to open the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic. Coastal states also have opposed the expanded drilling. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 25, 2019 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked oil and gas development off Alaska and parts of the Atlantic. Governors and lawmakers from both Republican- and...
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April 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to "a catastrophe." Patricia Espinosa stressed in two recent interviews with the...
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April 25, 2019 - 11:28 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates. The Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that its initial review has determined there is “substantial information that listing may be warranted” for giraffes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a first step Thursday toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that its initial review has determined there is "...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo, shows Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The selections for the 15-person Bears Ears National Monument panel posted online Friday, April 19, 2019 by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reveal a few people who seem to strike a middle ground, but nobody who was an outspoken proponent of the monument created by President Barack Obama in December 2016. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul about...
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A young Extinction Rebellion climate change protester holds a banner as they briefly block a road in central London, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 24, 2019 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Climate change protesters who have brought parts of central London to a standstill for days say they will lift their blockades. The group Extinction Rebellion says it will end its remaining demonstrations at Marble Arch and Parliament Square on Thursday. Last week, the protesters...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings. Ford will become a minority partner in Rivian, which is based outside of Detroit and recently...
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