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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the Earth, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level, and lowest sea …

Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2015 file photo, solar panels are seen near the power grid in northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region. BEIJING (AP) — Its efforts to cut pollution have made China the world leader in renewable energy development, yet that green power has been wasted as …