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German lawmakers approve plan to phase out use of coal

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's lower house of parliament voted Friday to finalize the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a...

Germany finalizing plan to phase out coal energy

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's parliament was preparing Friday to pass new legislation finalizing the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, over...

Activists protest German coal plans at Merkel party HQ

BERLIN (AP) - Environmental activists scaled the headquarters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party and covered the building in black drapes Wednesday to protest...

Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions...

Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by...

UN agency: source of radioactivity in Nordics still unclear

BERLIN (AP) - The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to...

Fracking pioneer Chesapeake files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) - Chesapeake Energy, a shale drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed...

Russia detains managers of plant that spilled fuel in Arctic

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian authorities have detained three top managers of an Arctic power plant that leaked 20,000 tons of diesel fuel into the...

BP to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide amid virus pandemic

LONDON (AP) - Oil and gas company BP announced Monday that it will slash its global workforce by 10,000 jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic...

Michigan dam had repeated safety violations before flooding

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A hydroelectric dam that failed to hold back floodwaters this week in Michigan was the target of lengthy investigations...