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Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

By MIKE CORDER | February 19, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide.As tractors poured into the city, the Dutch military parked...

Hungary’s Orban warns about climate crisis, slow EU growth

By PABLO GORONDI | February 16, 2020

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister on Sunday declared the past decade as the most successful of Hungary’s past century, but also said the country was threatened by the climate crisis, continuing population decline and “sinister...

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

By 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...

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

By JILL LAWLESS | February 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change.The announcement was timed to coincide...

Australian Parliament remembers victims and heroes of fires

By ROD McGUIRK | February 4, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawmakers commemorated wildfire victims and praised the heroism of firefighters when Australia's Parliament sat on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters rallied outside demanding more policy action on climate change.The usual...

France’s Macron wants closer ties with Poland on EU

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | February 3, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for closer ties with Poland in shaping the European Union without Britain, in European security and relations with Russia.Following talks in Warsaw with Polish President Andrzej...