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EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that...

Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

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DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a...

AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

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WASHINGTON — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

Electrify America to double EV charging stations by 2025

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal,...

Lawsuit says Alabama blocking solar power with unfair fees

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The fees imposed by the Alabama Power company on customers who generate their own electricity with rooftop or on-site solar panels...

Slovenian PM says water referendum defeat no reason to quit

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia's right-wing prime minister has brushed off opposition calls for his government to resign in the wake of a referendum in...

Pesticide caused kids’ brain damage, California lawsuits say

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug...

Watchdog: 2 Trump EPA appointees defrauded agency of $130K

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WASHINGTON — Two high-ranking Trump political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency engaged in fraudulent payroll activities — including payments to employees after they...

New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say

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WASHINGTON — Climate activists and their Democratic allies in Congress are pressing with renewed urgency for huge investments to slow global warming, after a...

US lobster fisheries anxious over upcoming whale protections

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PORTLAND, Maine — The profitable U.S. lobster fishery will soon have to contend with new rules designed to protect an endangered species of whale,...