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  • Development banks boost funding to fight climate change story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:17 pm

    LIMA, Peru - The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.

  • In rare event, remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:00 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska's southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.

  • Biologists track unusual fish sightings on Alaska's coast 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:34 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Biologists say unusual fish are appearing near Alaska's shores, likely because of warmer ocean temperatures caused by El Nino and the patch of warm water known as "The Blob."

  • NY governor: Denying global warming isn't a survival plan 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:49 pm

    NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earth's average temperature from rising dangerously.

  • Tour group test drives electric bus to Juneau glacier 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:42 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - A group of about 20 people took a short tour to the Mendenhall Glacier Tuesday morning. The tour was considerably different than most: The tour bus - not the glacier - was the center of attention.

  • Scientists: Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 10:10 am

    WASHINGTON - The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.

  • 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.

  • California wants renewable energy for half its power by 2030 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-07-15 8:00 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years.

  • Korean energy economist to head UN climate science panel 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists who keep track of global warming.

  • Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:38 am

    SEATTLE - A broad coalition of groups says it's launching an initiative effort to tackle climate change in Washington.

  • UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 3:01 pm

    PARIS - The United Nations on Monday released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.

  • Your guess as good as forecasters' regarding El Nino 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 9:26 am

    FORT COLLINS, Colorado - You may have heard Bruce Lee is coming to Northern Colorado this winter.

  • Alaska officials eye eroding village as relocation model 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 9:16 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - One of Alaska's most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are threatened by natural disasters escalated by climate change.

  • Correction: Coral Bleaching story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:21 pm

    HONOLULU - In a story Sept. 11 about coral bleaching, The Associated Press reported erroneously the geographic location of mostly uninhabited islands in Hawaii where scientists observed that coral had died after being bleached last year. Some coral died at an island in the northwestern end of the island chain, not the northeastern end.

  • 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.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead

  • 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.

  • California meets water savings target for third month story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 5:34 pm

    FRESNO, California - Californians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking the third consecutive month that residents and businesses surpassed the 25 percent conservation goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown to deal with the relentless drought, officials said Thursday.

  • EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.

  • Researchers: carbon pledges lower warming forecast 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 9:13 am

    STOCKHOLM - A climate research group says carbon emissions cuts pledged by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) by 2100.

  • Food industry CEOs call for 'sound' deal on climate change 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:05 pm

    NEW YORK - The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation's conference on climate change later this year in Paris.

  • 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.

  • Panel: Consider sea level rise in Beaufort airport future 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 9:01 am

    BEAUFORT, South Carolina - A panel looking into the effects of sea level rise in the Beaufort area suggests the county airport and the Federal Aviation Administration consider rising seas in future airport improvements.

  • EPA sets stricter emission standards for oil refineries story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions.

  • Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:07 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.