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KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Polish president defends country’s use of coal

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has defended the country’s reliance on its coal, arguing that it does not conflict with the need to combat climate change. Speaking at the opening of a U.N. climate conference, Duda said that Poland has cut its … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Polish president defends country’s use of coal

MINSK, Belarus | Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

MINSK, Belarus — Angry Ukrainians took to the streets and blocked roads Tuesday as hundreds of thousands remain without heating at a time when temperatures are plunging because of a dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers. The crisis, which affects mostly Ukraine’s center, south and southeast, came after national gas company … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

LONDON | UK climate: longer warm spells, hotter summer days

LONDON— Britain‘s national weather forecasting service says warm spells and tropical nights are increasing in Britain as the climate changes. The Met Office study says the length of warm spells has more than doubled when data for the last 10 years is compared to figures from 1961 to 1990. It also said Friday that hot … Continue reading LONDON | UK climate: longer warm spells, hotter summer days

WASHINGTON | No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

WASHINGTON  — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

NEW YORK | The Latest: Extreme heat policy remains at US Open

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The extreme heat policy is in effect for the third straight day at the U.S. Open. A 10-minute break will be allowed between the second and third sets of women’s singles matches if either player requests one. For men’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Extreme heat policy remains at US Open

ST. LOUIS | No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

ST. LOUIS  — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start. A change of shirts helped do the trick. Too bad he couldn’t do something about those ugly numbers already stacked up on the scorecard. A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

UKIAH, Calif. | 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

UKIAH, Calif.  — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started two weeks ago, fueled by dry … Continue reading UKIAH, Calif. | 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

LISBON, Portugal | Portugal battles major wildfire in Algarve region

LISBON, Portugal — Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight. The Civil Protection Agency said Monday that 44 people required medical assistance as the blaze passed by the outskirts of Monchique, 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Portugal battles major wildfire in Algarve region