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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers a question while taking part in a panel discussion during a Republican Governors Association conference, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tennessee roads plan mulls toll lanes, electric car fee hike

- Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is considering allowing express toll lanes on highways and tripling a fee for electric car owners as he targets his first big push after winning reelection - paying for tens of billions of dollars in roadway projects.

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

French President visits New Orleans, Louisiana

- Associated Press

French President Emmanuel Macron will head to Louisiana on Friday to celebrate longstanding cultural ties and to discuss energy policy.

An emciated sheep walks on the dry bed of the Cconchaccota lagoon in the Apurimac region of Peru, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. The lagoon located at 4,100 meters above sea level has been a source of trout, fun for children eager to swim, beauty as flamingos flew from over the mountains and water for thirsty sheep. Nowadays, however, an ongoing drought has dried up the lagoon. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)

Lagoon dries up as drought grips Peru's southern Andes

- Associated Press

From her home under the baking sun of Peru's southern Andes, Vilma Huamani can see the small Cconchaccota lagoon, the axis of her community's life. It has been a source of trout, fun for children eager to swim, beauty as flamingos flew from over the mountains and water for thirsty sheep.

Project developers plan to build carbon capture pipelines connecting dozens of Midwestern ethanol refineries, such as this one in Chancellor, S.D., shown on July 22, 2021. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and farm groups but condemned by environmentalists and oil industry groups. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves, File)

EPA seeks to mandate more use of ethanol and other biofuels

- Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and farm groups but condemned by environmentalists and oil industry groups.

Chadians pose for a photograph at the entrance of the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Nearly 50 heads of state or governments on Monday will take the stage on the first day of “high-level” international climate talks in Egypt with more to come in the following days. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Live updates | Climate Summit

- Associated Press

The Latest on COP27, this year's annual UN summit on climate change.