Tag: Environmental concerns

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

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BEIJING — China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign...

Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapse

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The National Science Foundation said Friday that it could cost up to $50 million just to clean up the...

Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25M penalty in pollution case

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HOUSTON — A federal judge ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty Tuesday in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the...

Activists sue big French retailer over Amazon forest damage

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PARIS — Environmental groups and indigenous activists from the Amazon region filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a French court alleging that France-based supermarket chain...

EXPLAINER: What to look for at China’s annual Congress

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BEIJING — China‚Äôs legislature begins its annual meeting this week with economic growth, climate and a crackdown on political opponents in Hong Kong expected...

EU probes Germany’s move to pay for coal plant closures

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BERLIN — The European Commission said Tuesday it has opened a probe into whether Germany's plans to compensate owners for the early shutdown of...

MS patient sues Austria over health impact of climate change

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BERLIN — A man in Austria with a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis is taking his government to court in an effort to force...

Endangered right whale found dead off S. Carolina beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A critically endangered North Atlantic Right whale was found dead over the weekend off the coast of South Carolina, more...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

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When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

Duke Energy closing southern Indiana power plant early

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Duke Energy plans to close a 63-year-old coal-fired power plant in southern Indiana months earlier than had been expected. ...