Environmental activism

A metal sculpture sits in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 as Greenpeace activists protest against Germany's strategy against global warming. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 11:42 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The environment minister of the Maldives is taking a stand for the planet — and wants everyone else to do the same. During his speech at the U.N. climate summit in Poland, Hussain Rasheed Hassan called...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, workers are shown at the 'C' Tank Farm at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, near Richland, Wash. Conservation groups are alarmed by the Trump administration's proposal to rename some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make it cheaper and easier to achieve permanent disposal. The U.S. Department of Energy is considering a change in its legal definition of high-level radioactive waste, which is stored at places like the Hanford. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 10, 2018 - 2:11 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive...
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Youth and indigenous groups protest against fossil fuels during US-hosted event at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, as the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference takes place in the city. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
December 10, 2018 - 11:34 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — An environmental group said Monday that at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since last week's start of the United Nations climate conference in the south of the country. Svitlana Romanko of the group 350.org said the individuals...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, protesters gather outside the White House in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign aimed at stoking Democratic support for an ambitious environmental plan known as the Green New Deal ahead of the 2020 presidential race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 10, 2018 - 12:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to...
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Climate activists shout slogans as they stop in front of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference venue during the March for Climate in a protest against global warming in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 08, 2018 - 10:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America,...
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December 03, 2018 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from environmental groups trying to stop President Donald Trump from building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even as other legal action against the wall is ongoing. The justices on Monday left in place a ruling by a federal judge in San...
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A Greenpeace activist looks at a chimney in the Belchatow power plant, the world's largest lignite-fired power station, in Belchatow, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. A group of environmentalists has climbed a smokestack at Europe’s largest lignite power plant in central Poland to spurr politicians to action at the global climate summit that the country will host next month. (AP Photo/Greenpeace via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 5:28 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A group of environmentalists has climbed a smokestack at Europe's largest lignite power plant in central Poland to spur politicians into action at the global climate summit that the country will host next month. The Greenpeace activists climbed a 180-meter (590-feet) chimney...
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November 16, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal regulators are preparing an environmental review for a possible offshore lease sale in Alaska's Beaufort Sea and environmental groups are calling foul. The legality of Arctic Ocean offshore lease sales is the subject of a federal lawsuit. Environmental groups say it...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, during the announcing of the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project.A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project's potential environmental impact. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana. Environmental groups had sued TransCanada and The U.S. Department of State in federal court in Great Falls. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 09, 2018 - 7:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Environmentalists are lauding a federal court order that blocks a Trump administration permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, pending an environmental review. The pipeline would begin in Alberta and shuttle as much as 830,000 barrels a day of crude through a half...
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October 30, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ruled that two Wyoming laws barring people from trespassing to collect environmental data run afoul of the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper ruled Monday that the laws violate free-speech rights. The laws are an example of so-called "...
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