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Worldwide climate rallies draw tens of thousands

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 07:30
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. Because of a state of emergency in France imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, many of the rallies are taking place outside the country.

California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 07:05
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference to promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.

AP Interview: UN chief wants climate target review by 2020

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 06:18
PARIS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says governments' pledges to cut global warming emissions aren't enough and should be reviewed before 2020.

Calm before the storm as Paris prepares for climate summit

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 04:03
PARIS (AP) — Empty shoes were lined up in downtown Paris ahead of the start of international climate negotiations Sunday, filling in for global warming protesters who were not permitted to march because of security after this month's attacks. Instead environmental advocacy groups held marches outside of Paris and around the world.

The Latest: With march banned, activists in Paris use shoes

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 00:22
PARIS (AP) — The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 07:45
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is meeting with environmental groups, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming.

Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 05:29
MOSCOW (AP) — When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 04:23
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 19:51
BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing has reached hazardous levels as smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air.

Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 18:51
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.

Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 07:12
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.

Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 07:04
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.

South Africa moves closer to legal trade in rhino horns

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge has struck down a government ban on the domestic trade in the horns of rhinos, alarming some conservationists who say the decision could intensify the slaughter of the threatened species.

Japan announces $10.6 billion in climate financing for 2020

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 01:16
TOKYO (AP) — Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.

Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:28
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.

Winds and high tides damage Alaska beach art installation

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:12
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winds and high tides have seriously damaged most of an Anchorage public art installation that is focusing on mental health.

UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is hoping to give a boost to international climate talks in Paris next week by holding early one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China and India.

Egypt Discovers Ancient Fence, Dating Back Over 3,500 Years

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:17
Egypt says archaeologist found 'giant fence' at site of ancient capital, more than 3,500 years old.

APNewsBreak: Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:05
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke doesn't influence its work.