pollution

December 07, 2018 - 6:12 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates for carbon taxes as the best way to address the problems of greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to make any moves toward accepting that view. William Nordhaus's comments to The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, demonstrators stand at a makeshift barricade set up by the "yellow jackets" protesters to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France. Even proponents of carbon taxes acknowledge that an increase in fuel taxes can disproportionally hurt low-income people. Energy costs make up a larger portion of their overall expenses, so a fuel price increase eats up more of their paycheck and leaves with less to spend. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
December 06, 2018 - 6:50 am
PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland. After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide surged in 2018 with the largest jump in seven years, discouraged scientists announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 05, 2018 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies...
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A flame emits from a chimney at the BASF chemical company in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 05, 2018 - 8:15 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The United Nations says curbing climate change will have huge benefits for people's health worldwide. The World Health Organization said Wednesday that meeting the 2015 Paris accord's goals would significantly cut global air pollution, saving a million lives each year by...
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Smoke rise from a waste incinerator in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The COP24 summit on climate change is taking place in Poland's southern city of Katowice from December 2 to 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 04, 2018 - 8:14 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 2:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says the French president's decision to delay an energy tax hike after massive protests justifies his own decision to withdraw from an international climate accord. Trump...
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December 04, 2018 - 7:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — A utility serving 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states said Tuesday it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical generation by 2050. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke acknowledged that not all the technologies the company needs to meet that goal are available...
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December 03, 2018 - 4:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell agreed Monday to set short-term goals for reducing carbon emissions that will be linked to executive pay, a response to pressure from investors who said urgency was needed to fight climate change. Shell said the targets will be set for rolling three- or...
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December 03, 2018 - 9:54 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century...
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FILE- In this July 26, 2011 photo, a melting iceberg floats along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet near Nuuk, Greenland. The COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Katowice, Poland. Negotiators from around the world are meeting for talks on curbing climate change. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:59 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference being held in Poland (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough says human civilization may collapse unless the world takes action to curb climate change. The British TV presenter of nature documentaries...
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November 29, 2018 - 1:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now tumor-free. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say in a new study that decades of cleanup efforts have spurred a turnaround in the health of the harbor's winter flounder. Researchers say Boston Harbor...
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