climate change

MAGALIA, Calif | California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631

MAGALIA, Calif. — At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. Officials were scrambling to pinpoint everyone’s whereabouts, and Butte County Sheriff Kory … Continue reading MAGALIA, Calif | California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631

PARIS | Tapping Trump’s thigh, Macron seeks to defuse tensions

PARIS— First the never-ending handshake, then the dandruff brush — and now the thigh tap? U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have had an unusual relationship since their first white-knuckle handshake at a NATO meeting last year, as newly elected Macron appeared to be trying to match the American president on the … Continue reading PARIS | Tapping Trump’s thigh, Macron seeks to defuse tensions

SALEM, Ore  | Appeals court puts youth climate change lawsuit on hold

SALEM, Ore.  — A lawsuit by a group of young Americans, which asserts the U.S. government is harming them by having created a national energy system that causes climate change, is on hold again after a federal appeals court Thursday granted the Trump administration’s motion for a temporary stay. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading SALEM, Ore  | Appeals court puts youth climate change lawsuit on hold

MIAMI | Obama urges Florida voters to support Democratic candidates

MIAMI— Former President Barack Obama told attendees at a Friday campaign event for Florida‘s Democratic candidates that democracy can’t work when words stop having meaning. Obama encouraged a crowd of more than 4,000 to vote for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and others during the event in Miami. “We need leaders who … Continue reading MIAMI | Obama urges Florida voters to support Democratic candidates

LOS ANGELES | Bloomberg pumps $9 million into California House races

LOS ANGELES— A political committee backed by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending nearly $9 million on TV ads to help two Democrats trying to topple Republican incumbents in Southern California. Bloomberg disclosed earlier this year that he intended to spend tens of millions of dollars to support Democratic congressional … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Bloomberg pumps $9 million into California House races

NEW YORK | New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

NEW YORK  — New York’s attorney general on Wednesday sued Exxon Mobil, saying the Texas energy giant has misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Barbara Underwood is the latest in a series of actions against the company claiming it has not been forthcoming … Continue reading NEW YORK | New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

BERLIN | OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

BERLIN — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world’s consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. The Paris-based think tank said Monday that with a growing global population and rising living standards, the amount of raw materials used each year will increase to 167 … Continue reading BERLIN | OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

SAN FRANCISCO | Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein talked up the knowledge and accomplishments that come from her long career in Washington during a debate Wednesday as her rival in the November election, fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, suggested she’s to blame for dysfunction in Congress and the lack of action on immigration and climate change. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate