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The Paris climate deal at a glance

The Paris climate deal at a glance

NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after negotiating a global climate agreement in Paris, government officials are coming to New York on Friday to sign the pact in a ceremony at the United Nations. Here are some of the key elements of the Paris deal, which is the first agreement requiring all countries to join the fight against global warming. ...

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World Bank hikes aid to poor nations fighting global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is boosting spending on climate change by 50 percent to help poorer countries battle global warming and power 150 million homes with renewable energy. The bank released a 59-page climate action plan Thursday designed to help less developed nations meet global warming goals that countries set last December in Paris. The international financial organization ...

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US Virgin Islands, Massachusetts launch probes into Exxon

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys general in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Massachusetts are investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by New York and California. The investigations announced Tuesday came as nearly two dozen state attorneys general said at a New York newsconference that they’d formed a ...

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Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — A national debate over global warming has turned into a major sticking point at the Colorado Legislature, where Democrats and Republicans this week started tussling over paying for efforts to curb carbon emissions. Republicans say it’s a waste of money to try to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from ...

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Vermont working on new rules to continue solar expansion

solar expansion in vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont utility regulators are proposing new rules that will govern the installation and management of small, local electrical generation projects in the state for years to come. The rules proposed by the Public Service Board would govern the installation and management of small power projects, such as residential rooftop solar panels up to solar projects that ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio says China can be ‘climate change hero’

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, right, stands next to a hostess holding a paper bearing the Chinese characters which wrote by him during a news conference of the movie "The Revenant" at a hotel in Beijing, Sunday, March 20, 2016. DiCaprio has praised China's work to combat climate change and says he believes the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be "the hero of the environmental movement." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio praised China’s work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be “the hero of the environmental movement.” The actor and environmentalist, who called for action to combat climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech last month, praised China’s shift ...

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McConnell: Obama climate plan hinges on next president

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling that delays a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight climate change will likely push a final decision on the issue to the next president, the Senate’s Republican leader said Monday as he urged the nation’s 50 governors to continue a “wait-and-see” approach on Obama’s plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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