Inslee says he's hit donor threshold for presidential debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's hit a fundraising threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates slated to begin next month. Inslee said while app...

Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake...

Climate activists protest Bolsonaro's policy in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Climate change activists are protesting President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies in 15 Brazilian cities. In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students g...

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for ...

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming, as the 28-nation bloc votes to fill the European Parliament. ...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai calls for national conference on climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Friday (May 24) said that if given the opportunity to govern, he would call a National Affairs Conference about climate change. On h...

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blu...

Maine company wants to turn cow poo into gas to heat homes

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A natural gas distribution company in Maine plans to get into the production side of things with a poop-to-gas renewable energy project to heat homes. Summit Ut...

Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is the latest 2020 contender to come out with a climate change plan, and he's proposing a fee on carbon emissions that he says aims red...

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters started heading to the polls Thursday to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations...

The Latest: Macron woos green vote in European elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 12 noon French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to prove that he...

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

Taiwan inks MOU with World Farmers’ Organization for better global farming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) signed an MOU with the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) on agricultural cooperation at the orga...

Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen progressive groups are launching a new push to persuade Democratic presidential candidates to support dramatic spending cuts at the Pentagon. The l...

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say the Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse...