Court rules France failed to respect its climate change goal

first_imgPARIS (AP) — A Paris court has ruled that the French state failed to take sufficient action to fight climate change in a case brought by four nongovernmental organizations. The court on Wednesday recognized ecological damage linked to climate change and held the French state responsible for failing to meet its goals in reducing greenhouse gases, which the government spokesman did not deny. President Emmanuel Macron, vocal about climate change action, pushed in December for beefing up European Union’s 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 55% compared with 1990 levels, up from a 40% target. The court gave itself two months to decide measures to repair the problem.last_img

Highlights: Blake Griffin blocks his former Clippers teammate Montrezl Harrell at the basket

first_imgOne week after being traded to the Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin did not have to wait long to play against the Los Angeles Clippers.While the Pistons did come up short against Griffin’s former team in the 108-95 loss at Little Caesars Arena, he did make his presence felt with a huge block against Montrezl Harrell. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Griffin was shy of a double-double after recording 19 points and eight rebounds against the Clippers.PreviousDetroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin catches a pass during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) shoots over Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris, rear, and guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDetroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) makes a layup during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) and forward DeMarre Carroll (9) close in on Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin catches a pass during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)NextShow Caption1 of 4Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin catches a pass during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Expandlast_img read more