- Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home
PARIS (AP) — Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
- The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack
PARIS (AP) — The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:
- Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech
Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes.
- Study: About 1/3 of world cactus threatened with extinction
MEXICO CITY (AP) — About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.
- Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.
- Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made
PARIS (AP) — This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.
- California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.
- AP Interview: UN chief wants climate target review by 2020
PARIS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says governments' pledges to cut global warming emissions aren't enough and should be reviewed before 2020.
- Commonwealth seeks legally binding climate deal in Paris
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The 53-nation Commonwealth has said climate change poses an "existential threat" to some of its member states, and urged participants at the Paris climate talks to produce a legally binding agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
- You down with ADP? A glossary for UN climate talks
PARIS (AP) — It sounds like English. Yet to the untrained ear the language used in the U.N. climate talks is about as comprehensible as Klingon.
- Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming — with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.
- Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.
- Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
- Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
- Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.