Energy and the environment

FILE - In this Aug.25, 2019 file photo, demonstrators hold up upside down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest in Bayonne, France. One by one, environmental activists around France have been taking portraits of President Emmanuel Macron down from scattered town halls this year. The portrait-removers, have been facing trials around the country, with some fined, others released. An appeals court in Lyon is reconsidering the first conviction handed down over portrait removal Tuesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
November 03, 2019 - 3:24 am
LYON, France (AP) — Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that's aiming to press French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to...
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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, shows an exploratory drill site for the controversial gas extraction process known as fracking at Barton Moss in Manchester, England. The British government announced Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics said the measure falls short because it is not a permanent ban. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
November 02, 2019 - 11:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the action an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the...
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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, shows an exploratory drill site for the controversial gas extraction process known as fracking at Barton Moss in Manchester, England. The British government announced Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics said the measure falls short because it is not a permanent ban. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
November 02, 2019 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the...
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a climate change march in Los Angeles, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people are rallying to fight climate change because their age leaves them with the most to lose from damage to the planet. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
November 02, 2019 - 9:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Thunberg, Sweden's 16-year-old climate-change activist, joined fellow teenagers from throughout California Friday in telling a cheering crowd of hundreds at a Los Angeles rally that they can and will fight to save their planet from global warming. Thunberg, who has been...
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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, shows an exploratory drill site for the controversial gas extraction process known as fracking at Barton Moss in Manchester, England. The British government announced Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics said the measure falls short because it is not a permanent ban. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
November 02, 2019 - 8:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the...
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Britain's ruling Conservative Party Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom arrives for a Cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, London, Thursday October 24, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson won Parliament's backing for his Europe exit deal on Wednesday, but then lost a key vote on its timing, effectively guaranteeing that Brexit won't happen on the scheduled date of Oct. 31. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
November 02, 2019 - 3:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice. The government said Saturday the decision was based on a finding by the Oil and Gas Authority that it is not...
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a climate change march in Los Angeles, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people are rallying to fight climate change because their age leaves them with the most to lose from damage to the planet. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
November 01, 2019 - 8:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Thunberg, Sweden's 16-year-old climate-change activist, joined fellow teenagers from throughout California Friday in telling a cheering crowd of hundreds at a Los Angeles rally that they can and will fight to save their planet from global warming. Thunberg, who has been...
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November 01, 2019 - 10:08 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands is unlikely to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 despite a tough package of measures agreed in June, a government agency said Friday. The Environmental Assessment Agency said in a report that the government's climate accord , will...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, downtown Los Angeles is shrouded in early morning coastal fog and smog. General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The companies said Monday they will intervene in a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Former CEO Robert Murray said the move was necessary to access liquidity and best position the company for long-term success. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...
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