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At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts

BONN, Germany (AP) — Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year’s landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain. Britons will decide next month whether to remain in the European Union while Americans will elect a new president in November. The 28-member EU has ...

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New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming. That’s because it implies that a key assumption for making such predictions is a bit off. “What this will do is slightly reduce and sharpen the projections for temperature during the 21st century,” ...

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Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject climate resolutions

Exxon annual meeting

DALLAS (AP) — Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron rejected resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the companies to take stronger stands in favor of limiting climate change. Environmentalists took solace, however, that some of their ideas gained considerable support. At Chevron Corp., a resolution asking for an annual report each year on how climate-change policies will affect ...

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Exxon, facing heat over climate change, holds annual meeting

New Hampshire

DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is holding its annual shareholder meeting as it faces volatile crude prices and investigations into what it knew and allegedly didn’t disclose about oil’s role in climate change. Shareholders are scheduled to vote Wednesday on resolutions including a policy to limit global warming, put a climate expert on the board, and report on the drilling ...

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NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions

NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing building owners to update heating and power systems in order to help meet his goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. De Blasio announced the new energy efficiency measures on Friday, which is Earth Day. He said the city has set bold goals as ...

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175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders from at least 175 countries were signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young granddaughter, joined dozens of world leaders for a signing ceremony that set a record for ...

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California governor’s greenhouse-gas cuts scrutinized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The top lawyer for the California Legislature says Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order imposing what he called the most aggressive carbon-emission reductions in North America, aligning California with the European Union’s aggressive climate change standards. The opinion by Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine does not curtail Brown’s authority to continue ...

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More than 170 states set to sign landmark climate agreement

More than 170 states set to sign landmark climate agreement

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 170 countries are lining up to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal takes a key step toward entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joins dozens of world leaders for a signing ceremony that is expected to set a record for international ...

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US Navy now requires climate change reporting from vendors

SUNNYVALE, California (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday became the first branch of the country’s military — the world’s single largest user of fossil fuels — to say it will start requiring big vendors to report their output of climate-changing greenhouse gases and work to lower it. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the move at a Silicon Valley conference ...

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