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

Greensburg women arrested on multiple drug charges

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Two Greensburg women were arrested on multiple drug-related charges.According to police, during a patrol officers noticed a car with its reverse lights on and parked improperly. In the vehicle was Patricia Vanbuskirk, 41, who told the officer she was waiting on a friend. The officer smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.Vanbuskirk’s friend, Kristina Kramer, 39, came to the car, and the officer again smelled a strong odor of marijuana. When Kramer got in the vehicle, the officer saw a small cut red straw, known to be used for ingesting a controlled substance through the nose. The officer asked for permission to search the vehicle and two purses. Police say both women gave consent.During the search, the officer noticed a white powder substance on a compact mirror. The officer also found a prescription bottle not prescribed for either of the women, that contained several individually wrapped controlled substances, a large bag of what the officer believed to be marijuana, and several baggies with white crystal like substances which all tested positive for methamphetamine.Kramer and Vanbuskirk were arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, and Kramer also faces a charge of visiting a common nuisance.last_img read more