Energy and the environment

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the Framatome nuclear reactor production site in Le Creusot, France, which the government holds up as an example of industry that serves both civilian and military needs, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Macron wants to stress that nuclear energy is central to France's energy transition and says it emits less than wind or solar. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)
December 08, 2020 - 11:55 am
PARIS (AP) — France will build a new, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to replace its Charles de Gaulle carrier by 2038, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. Macron framed the decision to use nuclear reactors to propel the future warship as part of France’s climate strategy,...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file picture shows the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. Mining giant Glencore said Friday that it aims to stop adding greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere by 2050. Separately, the company said long-time chief executive Ivan Glasenberg will retire next year. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler, file)
December 04, 2020 - 12:38 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Mining giant Glencore said Friday that it aims to stop adding greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere by 2050. The Anglo-Swiss company, which is one of the world's biggest miners of coal, said it plans to cut emissions from all parts of its business by 40% in the next 15 years...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk's oil rig in the North Sea named Halfdan. Denmark has decided to end to all oil and gas offshore activities in the North Sea by 2050 and has cancelled its latest licensing round, saying the country is "now putting an end to the fossil era.” The Danish Parliament voted late Thursday to end the offshore gas and oil extraction that started in 1972 and has made it the largest producer in the European Union. (Claus Bonnerup/Polfoto via AP,file)
December 04, 2020 - 8:50 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has decided to end all oil and gas activities in the North Sea by 2050 and has cancelled its latest licensing round, saying the country is "now putting an end to the fossil fuel era.” The Danish Parliament voted late Thursday to end offshore gas and oil extraction...
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-FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, file photo Activists from Milieudefensie, the Dutch arm of the Friends of the Earth environmental organization, attach a banner and plastic made to look like dripping oil, to the Shell headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. A landmark legal battle opens in The Hague, Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, as climate change activists in the Netherlands go to court seeking an order for energy giant Shell to rein in its carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
December 01, 2020 - 4:45 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens launched a civil case Tuesday against the energy giant Shell, asking a court to order the multinational to commit to reining in its carbon emissions by 45% by the year 2030. Lawyer Roger Cox...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy. A significant permit has been granted to Enbridge's plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
November 30, 2020 - 6:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted a...
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FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020, file photo shows a General Motors logo at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. General Motors has effectively canceled a $2 billion agreement with truck maker Nikola, scuttling plans for the startup's electric and hydrogen-powered Badger project. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 30, 2020 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said Monday that it was scuttling one of its marquee vehicles, an electric and hydrogen-powered pickup, after GM pulled technological support from the project. Shares of Nikola plunged...
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FILE - This June 5, 2009, file photo shows a Redtail hawk feeding a snake to one of her young ones nested at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The Trump administration moved forward Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, on gutting a longstanding federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
November 27, 2020 - 12:23 pm
The Trump administration moved forward Friday on gutting a longstanding federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its take on the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom at left, discusses the Trump administration's pledge to revoke California's authority to set vehicle emissions standards that are different than the federal standards, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Nichols' term leading the state ARB ends in December 2020. She's held the role since 2007 after an earlier stint as chair in the early 1980s. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 27, 2020 - 12:49 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Over four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, she’s been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's effort to dismantle them. With Joe Biden heading to the White...
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In this photo provided by the Wyoming Migration Initiative, migratory elk cross Granite Creek in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming, on May 19, 2018. Big-game animals have traveled the same routes across Western landscapes for millennia but scientists only recently have discovered precisely where they go in pursuit of the best places to spend summer or wait out winter. Now the U.S. Geological Survey has published a collection of migration maps based on the latest research using GPS tracking and statistical analysis techniques. (Gregory Nickerson/Wyoming Migration Initiative, University of Wyoming via AP)
November 26, 2020 - 11:36 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence — a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo former Secretary of State John Kerry smiles while speaking at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 23, 2020 - 6:06 pm
John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for national security. Biden's team gave little...
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