- Q&A: A look Obama's climate change plan and impact on states Updated: Aug-04-15 3:32 am
HELENA, Montana - President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan that will cut carbon dioxide emissions nationwide 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers. Here's what you need to know about the impact of the new plan on the states:
- GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview Updated: Aug-03-15 11:07 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.
- Oregon confident of meeting president's carbon goals Updated: Aug-03-15 9:38 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - State officials and utilities say Oregon is in good shape to meet the lower carbon emissions goals for power plants set by President Obama's new plan for combating climate change.
- Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm as it heads to Hawaii Updated: Aug-03-15 7:11 pm
HONOLULU - Hurricane Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday as it continued its course toward the Hawaiian Islands.
- Obama climate change plan criticized by Wyoming leaders Updated: Aug-03-15 6:34 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The latest version of the Obama administration's plan to fight climate change won't work as promised and instead will drive up electricity rates and cost jobs, Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation said Monday.
- Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states Updated: Aug-03-15 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that - if successful - would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity.
- Michigan officials say they'll study Obama climate plan Updated: Aug-03-15 5:43 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Michigan officials say they'll review the Obama administration's plan for reducing power plant emissions before deciding whether to comply.
- UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years Updated: Aug-03-15 5:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.
- Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change Updated: Aug-03-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize.
- Wet El Nino winter expected to raise reservoir water levels Updated: Aug-03-15 12:07 pm
PHOENIX - A wet El Nino winter is expected to raise water levels in Arizona reservoirs.
- Pelosi praises papal climate encyclical during Italy visit Updated: Aug-03-15 8:49 am
MILAN - Leading U.S. Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Monday called the pope's climate encyclical "an important new effective asset" in pushing forward policy to slow global warming by bringing aboard a new audience.
- 'Vermontivate' game designed to tackle climate change Updated: Aug-03-15 7:50 am
BARRE, Vermont - Officials in Vermont are using a computer game to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint.
- Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains Updated: Aug-01-15 11:02 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.
- WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am
TOKYO - The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.
- Washington governor seeks plan to limit carbon emissions Updated: Jul-28-15 7:10 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.
- New Mexico religious leaders: Pope right on climate change Updated: Jul-28-15 5:07 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A coalition of religious leaders in New Mexico is calling on residents to support Pope Francis' recent plea for bold action to curb climate change.
- NC mountains experiencing drought for 1st time since 2012 Updated: Jul-27-15 4:43 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - State officials say the North Carolina mountains are experiencing drought for the first time in more than two years.
- Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away Updated: Jul-27-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
- Tribes preparing for climate change impact on First Foods Updated: Jul-26-15 3:50 pm
ELGIN, Oregon - Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.
- Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change Updated: Jul-25-15 4:22 am
CHICAGO - Chicago Archbishop Blase (BLAYZE') Cupich (SOO'-pitch) says he's heeding Pope Francis' call to action on climate change.
- Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job Updated: Jul-24-15 3:40 am
NEW DELHI - The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment.
- Massachusetts Senate passes bill to prep for climate change Updated: Jul-23-15 7:23 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill supporters say will help the state better adapt to a changing environment while encouraging the growth of solar energy.
- Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican Updated: Jul-22-15 2:01 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis committed themselves Wednesday to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years.
- AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am
PARIS - The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Wednesday.
- World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' Updated: Jul-21-15 11:25 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.