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EXPLAINER: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather

America’s winter wonderland is starting out this season as anything but traditional. The calendar says December but for much of the country temperatures beckon for sandals. Umbrellas...

Protesting Orthodox priest heckles Pope on Greece visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis was heckled by an elderly Greek Orthodox priest on Saturday as he arrived for a meeting with the head of the country’s Orthodox Church, evidence of the lingering dis...

Protesters block roads in Serbia to criticize mining plans

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Belgrade and other Serbian towns blocked main roads and bridges Saturday to decry a planned lithium mine despite police warnings and an intimidation ...

Scholz's party approves deal for new German coalition govt

German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz's center-left party gave its overwhelming approval Saturday to forming a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties — the first of three such...

Storm weakens after heavy rain, evacuation in southern India

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A tropical storm weakened after dumping heavy rains overnight in parts of southern India off the Bay of Bengal as more than 50,000 people evacuated to government-run camps, off...

Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden's $2T bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress' stage could qualify it as a hit. But lawmaking isn't show busin...

China uneasy over incoming German minister's threat to curb imports

China has responded to a warning from incoming German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock that authoritarian states like the Asian powerhouse should be reined in. Baerbock, who is also co-leader of Ge...

Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden's $2T bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress' stage could qualify it as a hit. But lawmaking isn't show busin...

Where's the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper

DENVER (AP) — Denver's winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren't faring much better. The Mile High City has already shattered its 87-year-old re...

Famously soggy Seattle sees its wettest fall on record

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, a city known for soggy weather, has seen its wettest fall on record. The National Weather Service says 19.04 inches (48.4 centimeters) of rain fell between S...

Study: New German govt's plans fall short of climate goal

BERLIN (AP) — A research institute's analysis has concluded that the incoming German government’s plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to put Germany on course to meet the goals...

Shell pulls out of controversial Cambo project in Scotland

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of a controversial plan to develop a new oil field near Scotland’s Shetland Islands, buoying environmentalists’ hopes that the project may be shelved alt...

HKQAA Symposium Sustainable Finance and Climate Resilience • 2021

Announcement of new initiatives to align with Government climate change strategiesHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 December 2021 - The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) held the 2021 HKQAA ...

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning 24 homes and f...

Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Even Christmas trees aren’t immune to the pandemic-induced shortages and inflation plaguing the economy. Extreme weather and supply chain disruptions have redu...