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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 - 7:15 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 - 7:14 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 - 6:43 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 - 2:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to set short-term goals for reducing carbon emissions that will be linked to executive pay. The decision was announced Monday after pressure from institutional investors, who said urgency was needed to fight climate change and protect the...
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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 - 9:06 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference being held in Poland (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Swedish teenager who takes time out of school each week to highlight the danger of global warming says world leaders who are skipping a U.N. climate summit are "very irresponsible...
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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'What I stand for is what I stand on' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 03, 2018 - 1:26 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 2 a.m. The World Bank Group says it is doubling funding for poor countries preparing for climate change to $200 billion over five years. The Washington-based organization said Monday...
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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'climate first, politics second' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 02, 2018 - 7:11 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations' annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference...
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Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Betchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 29, 2018 - 12:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister has thrown her weight behind proposals to price carbon dioxide and kick-start the country's stalled efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Svenja Schulze has clashed over the issue of carbon pricing with other members of the German government, who...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a TV screen while delivering a speech during the United Nations Conference on Afghanistan at the UN Offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Fabrice Coffrini/pool photo via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 6:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a message for leaders of the 20 major economic powers ahead of this week's summit: Take stronger leadership and bolder action to tackle critical problems from climate change to inequality at a time the world is facing "a crisis of...
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Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 28, 2018 - 12:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's executive branch proposed Wednesday that the bloc should cut its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, a measure that scientists say needs to be adopted worldwide in order to avoid catastrophic global warming. The European Commission is the first...
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