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RK Pachauri, who led Nobel-winning climate panel, dies at 79

February 13, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was 79.Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a research gro...

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

DANICA KIRKA

February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep making money.London-based BP's goals include becom...

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

JOHN FLESHER

February 7, 2020

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot (24.4-meter) cliff into Lake Michigan.When her father built the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-meter), brick bungalow in the early 1950s near...

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

GILLIAN FLACCUS

February 5, 2020

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels will mean for coastal communities ar...

Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

JAMES BROOKS

February 5, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean — into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches but life still thrives.Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey wildlife and gauge the effects of climate change i...