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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Dungeness crab fishermen are entering into an unusual alliance with environmental groups and government agencies to reduce the number of whale entanglements off the California coast.
PARIS (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Talking about cutting carbon emissions sure puts out a lot of carbon.
PARIS (AP) — Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study by a scientific team that regularly tracks heat-trapping pollution.
TOKYO (AP) — Australia has threated to take legal action against Japan's resumption of Antarctic whaling.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — It's clear at this point that even if the international climate accord being negotiated in suburban Paris becomes legally binding, it won't include punitive measures like trade sanctions or embargoes on straggler countries that fail to meet their commitments.
PARIS (AP) — The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rationale brain are enlisting what many would consider a higher power: the majesty of faith.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A new University of Washington study of underwater noise finds that killer whales are bothered more by a fast boat than a large one or by a number of them in close proximity.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent's natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — As talks on a global climate agreement reach their mid-way point, negotiators are supposed to finish their work on a new draft and hand it over to environment and foreign ministers to work out the remaining disagreements.
LE BOURGET, Paris (AP) — Negotiators adopted a draft climate agreement Saturday that was cluttered with brackets and competing options, leaving ministers with the job of untangling key sticking points in what is envisioned to become a lasting, universal pact to fight global warming.
PARIS (AP) — American actor and environmental activist Robert Redford called global warming "an urgent matter" Friday and encouraged mayors to reduce local emissions even as world diplomats are trying to work out a global climate accord.
PARIS (AP) — Here's a math problem that is confounding international climate negotiators: Which is better, 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius?
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The head of the U.N. climate change agency says high-intensity negotiations in Paris are on track so far and says her biggest concern now is that negotiators get enough rest to stay focused.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Some are at war, others recovering from natural disasters and some are simply ideologically opposed to the climate deal taking shape in U.N. talks outside Paris.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
These are tough times for African vultures.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators overseeing the field of academic publishing for scientific articles have rules explicitly banning dishonest practices.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tourist Sandra Bell was poised to photograph a sedate scene of two crocodiles sunning themselves at the edge of an Australian waterhole when the picture unexpectedly exploded into violence.