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  • IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:28 pm

    LIMA, Peru - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that failure to take urgent action on global warming will condemn humanity to the same fate as the Peruvian poultry that so many delegates to the group's annual meeting are enjoying this week in a country famed for its cuisine.

  • Correction: Invasive Species-Lawsuit story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:39 am

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - In a story Oct. 5 about a federal appeals court ordering the government to rewrite regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that challenged the rules. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council.

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm

    NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:18 pm

    STOCKHOLM - As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.

  • France to be 'extra vigilant' on climate negotiations 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 11:52 am

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says that France must be "extra vigilant" over upcoming climate change negotiations in order to reach an ambitious agreement at a global summit in December in Paris.

  • Group seeks review of mining site near Teddy Roosevelt ranch 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:56 pm

    An environmental group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Forest Service over the agency's decision to allow a man to mine gravel near former President Theodore Roosevelt's historic western North Dakota ranch.

  • Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 4:53 pm

    STOCKHOLM - Brazil on Sunday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for an envisioned global pact against climate change.

  • Boston College hosts climate change conference 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 9:39 am

    BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and White House Science Policy Chief John Holdren are coming to Boston College to discuss Pope Francis and the environment.

  • GOP lawmaker vows to boycott pope's speech to Congress story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 5:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Republican lawmaker said he will boycott Pope Francis' speech to Congress next week because of the possibility the pontiff will discuss his support for policies to fight climate change.

  • France ends export subsidies for coal before climate talks 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 5:35 am

    PARIS - The French government is ending export subsidies for building coal plants abroad, as the country tries to clean up its environmental reputation before hosting landmark U.N. climate talks.

  • Judge sides with Interior secretary in refuge-road dispute 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 6:54 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - A federal judge in Alaska on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought over the U.S. Interior Department's refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife refuge to ease medical evacuations.