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Stories with subject: Environmental policy
  • Inslee to give speech at climate summit in Canada 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:16 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee will be briefly heading to Canada this week to speak at the Climate Summit of the Americas.

  • World mayors, others pitch in toward global climate accord story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:07 pm

    LYON, France - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that money is the main roadblock to a global accord at a U.N. climate conference in Paris this year.

  • Anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein hosted at Vatican 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:01 am

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet.

  • UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace' 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:26 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

  • Smithsonian to improve ethics policies on research funding 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:37 pm

    After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest.

  • Indiana will defy Obama on climate change plan 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:40 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.

  • Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 2:13 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.

  • Pope challenges world to clean up its filth story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-19-15 3:55 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from climate activists and a wide range of church, science and government leaders, but dismissive shrugs from those who doubt climate change.

  • Diver's dream: Cuba's pristine and protected coral reefs 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 9:59 am

    MARIA LA GORDA, Cuba - The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on earth.

  • Diver's dream: Cuba's pristine and protected coral reefs 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 9:57 am

    MARIA LA GORDA, Cuba - The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on earth.

  • THE LATEST: Filipino activists encouraged by pope's message story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:02 am

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  • Highlights of the pope's case for environmental protection 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 6:11 am

    NEW YORK - In a high-level, 190-page document released Thursday, Pope Francis lays out his theological argument on the imperative to curb climate change and protect the environment. He describes ongoing human damage to nature as "one small sign of the ethical, cultural and spiritual crisis of modernity." The solution, he says, will require self-sacrifice and a "bold cultural revolution" worldwide.

  • Correction: California Climate Change story 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:22 pm

    LOS ANGELES - In a story June 15 and a related story June 5 about climate change, The Associated Press reported erroneously the year by which California Gov. Jerry Brown wants half the state's electricity to come from renewable sources. The year is 2030, not 2050.

  • Wisconsin board allows staff to work on global warming 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 5:45 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican-controlled Wisconsin board softened its ban Tuesday on employees working on global warming issues, modifying the language to bar them from lobbying for climate change policies.

  • Restrictions approved for Upper Peninsula deer hunt story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 5:56 pm

    DETROIT - State wildlife policymakers approved restrictions to antlerless deer hunting during bow season in northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula - a measured step between the status quo and scratching the entire season as the whitetail population has plummeted.

  • UN climate talks inch forward, putting off tough decisions 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 12:16 pm

    BONN, Germany - Two weeks of U.N. climate talks ended Thursday with negotiators trimming a draft global climate pact but leaving core sticking points to be untangled later, before a December summit in Paris where the landmark agreement is to be adopted.

  • What countries have offered for Paris climate agreement story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 4:13 pm

    BONN, Germany - Ethiopia on Wednesday became the latest country to present a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions for a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted in Paris later this year.

  • G7 climate vision requires gargantuan economic shift story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:52 pm

    STOCKHOLM - When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to "decarbonize" the global economy, they're talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission.