Climate

FILE- In this Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, file photo smoke rises from the chimneys of homes in St. Paul, Minn. Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight years, a report this week from the agency said. Fossil fuels in all accounted for 80% of Americans’ energy use. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick, rests on a plant. Non-native ticks, including some with significant veterinary and medical importance, are showing up in Alaska and health officials fear a warmer climate may allow them to become established. A collaborative project between the University of Alaska and state wildlife and veterinary officials is working to understand the risk of non-native ticks such as blacklegged ticks and pathogens they could carry. (CDC via AP, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:08 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate. Non-native ticks represent a threat to wildlife and people because they can carry and transmit pathogens, said Micah...
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Pope Francis greets Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, right, during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 17, 2019 - 8:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday to continue her campaign to fight climate change, during a brief meeting at the end of his weekly general audience. Thunberg arrived late and took her seat in the VIP section in St. Peter'...
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Chairman of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho, left, Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo and Campaign manager Ossi Sandvik, right, attend The Finns Party parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 9:10 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding a wave of populism across Europe and campaigning to slow down Finland's efforts to fight climate change, the euroskeptic Finns Party came within 6,800 votes of winning the country's parliamentary election — a result that smashed even the party's own predictions. One newspaper...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 4:25 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Social Democratic Party retained a narrow lead to emerge as the top parliamentary election vote-getter Sunday, trailed closely by the populist Finns Party after most votes were counted. The Social Democrats secured 40 seats in Finland's 200-member parliament based on a...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne speaks with his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinne, right, at the parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation's generous welfare model. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 1:58 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Early returns in Finland's parliamentary election on Sunday have the center-left Social Democratic Party in first place and the conservative National Coalition Party not far behind with most of the ballots that were cast in advance already counted. Initial results from the pool of 1...
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Electoral official observes as the Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party and parliamentary candidate Antti Rinne cast his ballot in parliamentary elections, in M'nts'l', Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after fierce debates over how best to tackle climate change dominated the campaign. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 1:41 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Early returns in Finland's parliamentary election on Sunday have the center-left Social Democratic Party in first place and the conservative National Coalition Party not far behind with most of the ballots that were cast in advance already counted. Initial results from the pool of 1...
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Electoral official observes as the Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party and parliamentary candidate Antti Rinne cast his ballot in parliamentary elections, in M'nts'l', Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after fierce debates over how best to tackle climate change dominated the campaign. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 12:53 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation's generous welfare model. Finland, a European Union member of 5.5 million people, has one-third of its territory...
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Electoral official observes as the Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party and parliamentary candidate Antti Rinne cast his ballot in parliamentary elections, in M'nts'l', Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after fierce debates over how best to tackle climate change dominated the campaign. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 11:51 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation's generous welfare model. Finland, a European Union member of 5.5 million people, has one-third of its territory...
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