Environmental activism

April 19, 2019 - 7:11 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from federal lands, but stopped short of halting future sales. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana said U.S...
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Police arrest protesters as they block traffic on London's Oxford Circus, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
April 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would...
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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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FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, crews dredge the Hudson River in Fort Edward, N.Y. The work is part of a project on the upper-Hudson to clean up PCBs released by General Electric decades ago. The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to make an announcement Thursday, April 11, 2019, on GE's $1.7 billion Hudson River cleanup. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
April 11, 2019 - 10:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has declined to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River, despite calls from New York officials and environmentalists. EPA Regional Administrator Peter Lopez said Thursday more time and testing are needed to fully assess...
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President Donald Trump takes a tour before speaking about energy and infrastructure at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 10, 2019 - 7:22 pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of business...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro's administration is considering a dramatic change in the council that oversees Brazil’s environmental policy, replacing a broad-based group stocked with independent voices with a small group of presidential appointees, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
April 08, 2019 - 9:52 am
MADRID (AP) — The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro is considering a dramatic change in the council that oversees Brazil's environmental policy, replacing a broad-based panel of independent voices with a small group of political appointees, according to documents obtained by The Associated...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Federal investigators have yet to announce...
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Climate activists pose outside the Shell headquarters, rear, in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday April 5, 2019, prior to deliver a court summons to Shell in a court case aimed at forcing the energy giant to do more to rein in carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
April 05, 2019 - 11:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved, said it wants a court in The Hague to order Shell to reduce...
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April 05, 2019 - 6:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists are planning to deliver a court summons to Shell in a court case aimed at forcing the energy giant to do more to rein in carbon emissions. The summons is being delivered to Shell's headquarters in The Hague on Friday afternoon. The move comes a year...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2008 file photo, honey bees sit on a honeycomb in Germany. The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue. Leaders of Bavaria’s two governing parties _ both traditional allies of farmers, who have criticized the proposal _ said on Wednesday. April 3, 2019, that they would back the plan in the state legislature. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper, File)
April 03, 2019 - 12:43 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue. In February, backers of the plan collected nearly 1.75 million signatures, over 18% of the region's electorate and enough...
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