Environmental activism

Students attend a protest ralley of the 'Friday For Future Movement' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
March 15, 2019 - 12:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 11 a.m. In Berlin, police said as many as 20,000 climate change protesters, most of them students, gathered in a downtown square, waving signs reading "March now or swim later" and "Climate Protection Report Card: F...
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In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Sefcovic is one of the favorite candidate to succeed Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska in the upcoming elections. Slovakia holds the presidential elections on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo/File)
March 15, 2019 - 9:04 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday. The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist who is in favor of gay rights and opposes a ban on abortion in this conservative Roman Catholic country,...
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Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. The coordinated 'school strike' was inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 15, 2019 - 6:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — They're angry at their elders, and they're not taking it sitting down. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments' failure to take sufficient action against global warming. The coordinated 'school strikes,' being held from the...
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Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. The coordinated 'school strike' was inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 15, 2019 - 5:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — They're angry at their elders, and they're not taking it sitting down. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments' failure to take sufficient action against global warming. The coordinated 'school strikes,' being held from the...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron addresses delegates at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrialization in the developed world are no longer viable because they create pollution. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
March 14, 2019 - 10:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — France's president and others made passionate calls on Thursday to speed up the fight against climate change, telling a United Nations environmental summit that impatience is growing among those who will inherit the battle. "Our youth tell us, 'You are not moving fast enough...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Macron is visiting Kenya Wednesday, after stops in Ethiopia and Djibouti on Tuesday, as part of his latest Africa visit aimed at shoring up military and economic ties in an increasingly strategic region. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
March 14, 2019 - 9:00 am
PARIS (AP) — Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change. Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups hope for an eventual court ruling requiring France to further lower carbon emissions, citing a...
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March 12, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol, seeking to calm a dispute that has riled two politically important blocs — the oil industry and corn farmers. Tuesday's proposed rule change by the Environmental Protection...
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March 11, 2019 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — A challenge against British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport through the construction of a third runway has begun in one of the country's highest courts. A coalition of local councils, environmentalists and London residents claim the government has failed to properly...
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March 06, 2019 - 5:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — New vehicles in the U.S. from the 2017 model year averaged slightly better gas mileage than the previous year, rising to a record 24.9 mpg, according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency. But the mileage rose only 0.2 mpg, and environmental groups say it fell...
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March 06, 2019 - 5:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — New vehicles in the U.S. from the 2017 model year averaged slightly better gas mileage than the previous year, rising to a record 24.9 mpg, according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency. But the mileage rose only 0.2 mpg, and environmental groups say it fell...
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