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  • BERLIN— Economists say countries should ramp up the price of carbon emissions to as much as $100 per metric ton by 2030 to stop catastrophic global warming. Experts including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern say carbon dioxide should be taxed at $40- $80 per ton by 2020.. They say prices should rise to $50- $100 by...

  • HANDAN, China, May 29- Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain sceptical. Though festooned with banners calling for the construction of "beautiful villages" and the "upgrade"...

  • HANDAN, China, May 29- Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain skeptical. Though festooned with banners calling for the construction of "beautiful villages" and the "upgrade"...

  • SEATTLE— Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from big industrial facilities. Jay Inslee directed state regulators in 2015 to use existing authority to limit carbon emissions from...

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change.

  • TAORMINA, Italy— Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests— pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, too, is warming to the energetic Macron— they've already met...

  • The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. he tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the landmark 2015 agreement. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with...

  • *G7 leaders agree on Russia, Syria, North Korea. TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday rejected Texas- based Energy Transfers' request to resume horizontal drilling.

  • MEDORA, N.D.— When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy. Now the longtime former leader of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state's top...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from allies, U.S. The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— In tweet, Trump says he'll make final decision next week on whether US stays in Paris climate agreement.

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from U.S. However, the United States remained isolated from the other six G7 nations over climate change, demanding more time to decide whether to honour its commitments to reduce carbon emissions under the 2015 Paris...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— The Latest on Group of Seven summit:. The tensions took place when anarchists, communists and other anti-global protesters held a demonstration after the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Sicily. After a two-day summit in Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron had warm words for Donald Trump, despite the fact the U.S. president did not join in...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations met African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on tackling terrorism. Italy had hoped to make Africa the major focus of the annual G7 gathering, holding the discussions on the island of Sicily that has...

  • NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily— The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe:. And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments— and wouldn't explicitly endorse the longstanding NATO defense doctrine. President Donald Trump is back in the Washington area after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The refuge covers 2,300 square miles, an area the size of West Virginia and Connecticut combined in Alaska's northeast corner. Congress in 1980 expanded it and...

  • *Italy looks to put focus on Africa, migration. TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations meet African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on tackling terrorism. President Donald Trump told his G7 counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany,...

  • *G7 leaders hold two days of talks in Sicily. TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Leaders from the world's major industrialised nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back a landmark climate deal at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after hours of talks that were described by Germany's leader as "controversial".