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Bison roam near a pond

Bison’s Relocation to Native Lands Revives a Spiritual Bond

BULL HOLLOW, Okla. (AP) — Ryan Mackey quietly sang a sacred Cherokee verse as he pulled ...
FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017. Washington has banned net-pen fish-farming in state waters, citing danger to struggling native salmon. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz issued an executive order Friday banning such aquaculture. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

Washington Bans Fish-Farming Net Pens, Citing Salmon Threat

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger ...
Fishermen brothers Gibson, right, and Manuel Cunha Da Lima raise a pirarucu fish from a lake in San Raimundo settlement, at Medio Jurua region, Amazonia State, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. When the fishers catch one, they haul in the net and club the fish in the head. Then they put it in their small boat. When it's very heavy, two or three men are required to do the job. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

In the Amazon, a Giant Fish Helps Save the Rainforest

CARAUARI, Brazil (AP) — Even in the most biodiverse rainforest of the world, the pirarucu, also ...
The sun sets in the horizon

Climate Migration: Alaska Village Resists Despite Threats

SHISHMAREF, Alaska (AP) — Search online for the little town of Shishmaref and you'll see homes ...
People watch a huge water jet

Battle of the Alps? Water Woes Loom Amid Climate Change

BRIG, Switzerland (AP) — A battle is brewing around Europe's rooftop over the planet's most precious ...
Kole Jones, great grandson of Lydia Gerard

Civil Rights Law Targets ‘Cancer Alley’ Discrimination

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to ...
This image made from a video, shows rescuers in shallow waters with whales near Strahan, Australia Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, only 35 were still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

32 Pilot Whales Rescued Out of 230 Stranded in Australia

HOBART, Australia (AP) — Wildlife experts on Thursday rescued 32 of the 230 whales that were ...
FILE - A flare burns at Venture Global LNG in Cameron, La., on April 21, 2022. On Monday, Sept. 19, the world’s first public database of fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launches. It shows that the United States and Russia have enough fossil fuel reserves to exhaust the world’s remaining carbon budget to stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius warming. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine, File)

First Public Global Database of Fossil Fuels Launches

A first-of-its-kind database for tracking the world's fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launched on Monday ...
Fisherman on a boat

100 Years After Compact, Colorado River Nearing Crisis Point

DENVER (AP) — The intensifying crisis facing the Colorado River amounts to what is fundamentally a ...
A worker repairs fencing

State Agrees to Upgrade Fish Hatchery Over Pollution Fears

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has agreed to make upgrades at its largest fish hatchery ...
Hawaii Gov. David Ice speaks at the AES Corporation's coal-fired power plant in Kapolei, Hawaii during a ceremony to mark the closure of the facility, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. As Hawaii transitions toward its goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045, the state's last coal-fired power plant closed this week ahead of a state law that bans the use of coal as a source of electricity beginning in 2023. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Hawaii Quits Coal in Bid to Fight Climate Change

HONOLULU (AP) — The last bits of ash and greenhouse gases from Hawaii's only remaining coal-fired ...
A boat navigates at night next to large iceberg

Zombie Ice from Greenland Will Raise Sea Level 10 Inches

Greenland's rapidly melting ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10.6 inches ...
Activist Valencia Gunder poses

Climate Initiative Centers on Black Americans

The Movement for Black Lives launched a new climate change initiative Thursday, uniting more than 200 ...
an array of pump jacks

Climate Bill’s Unlikely Beneficiary: US Oil and Gas Industry

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a ...
A pair of hippopotamuses

African Wildlife Parks Face Climate, Infrastructure Threats

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Africa's national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species such as lions, ...
A man walks past a house abandoned

Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the ...
A captured merlin is held near Lake Michigan

As Species Recover, Some Threaten Others in More Dire Shape

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a ...
Intermountain Power Agency spokesperson John Ward

Can Green Hydrogen Save a Coal Town and Slow Climate Change?

DELTA, Utah (AP) — The coal plant is closing. In this tiny Utah town surrounded by ...
The ExxonMobil Refinery

Environmental Justice Advocates Slam Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court decision to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates carbon dioxide emissions from ...
Mr. Trash Wheel, a mechanism that collects trash from tributaries that feed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor sits in the water, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Baltimore. Many novel devices are being used or tested worldwide to trap plastic trash in rivers and smaller streams before it can get into the ocean. Officials say Mr. Trash Wheel has inspired fans to begin recycling or join trash cleanups. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

River Trash Traps Chew at Huge Ocean Plastics Problem

Floating fences in India. Whimsical water- and solar-driven conveyor belts with googly eyes in Baltimore. Rechargeable ...
Masavi Perea

Latino Activism Leads in Grassroot Efforts on Climate Change

PHOENIX (AP) — Students at a largely Hispanic elementary school in Phoenix have long lined up ...
FILE - A North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass., March 28, 2018. The federal government is close to releasing new rules that the shipping industry might have to comply with to help protect a vanishing species of whale. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

New Restrictions on Ships to Protect Whales Coming Soon

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal authorities spent the past few years analyzing rules for the shipping ...
A jogger runs

Sizzling Temperatures in Store Across Southwestern US

Scorching temperatures are in store for the southwestern U.S. over the next several days, with cities ...
formerly sunken boat now on cracked earth

EXPLAINER: How Cities in the West Have Water Amid Drought

As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, ...
FILE - Cans and plastic bottles brought in for recycling fill containers at a recycling center in Sacramento, Calif., July 5, 2016. California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday, April 28, 2022, that a subpoena has been issued to ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind investigation into the petroleum industry for its part in causing a global plastics pollution crisis. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Subpoenas ExxonMobil in Probe of Plastics Waste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he ...
FILE - This colorized electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows a human T cell, indicated in blue, under attack by HIV, in yellow, the virus that causes AIDS. In a study released in the journal Nature on Thursday, April 28, 2022, climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070, which is likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans. (Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer, Austin Athman/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH via AP)

Increased Infectious Disease Risk Likely From Climate Change

Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070 — ...
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Surge of Desert Surf Parks Stirs Questions in Dry California

Hours from the California coast, surfers are hoping one of the next spots where they can ...
Sharon Lavigne, founder of environmental justice group Rise St. James, is second from the left as she and members Myrtle Felton, Gail LeBoeuf and Rita Cooper

Catholic Award for Louisiana Environmental Justice Advocate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A retired special education teacher turned environmental justice advocate will receive what ...
A sign posted by opponents to a wastewater treatment plant

Tennessee Community Fights to Save Their ‘Exceptional’ Creek

PRIMM SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) — Greg Deen and his family have farmed along Lick Creek in ...
Women walk past as flames

Months After Pledge, India Yet to Submit Emissions Targets

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after India announced its "net-zero" target at the United Nations ...
Kevin Stack with the Berrien County Road Department fills up jugs

EPA Confirms Filters Reduce Lead in Michigan City’s Water

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The filters distributed in Benton Harbor, Michigan during the city's recent lead ...
large-scale deforestation

Green Groups Say Romania Failing to Stop Illegal Logging

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Environmental groups say Romania has failed to tackle illegal logging and nature ...
A train hauling thousands of tons of coal

As Climate Change Costs Mount, Biden Seeks to Price Damages

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — In the coal fields of eastern Montana, climate change is forcing a ...
A firefighter

Firefighters Sue Companies Over Use of ‘Forever Chemicals’

BOSTON (AP) — Fifteen retired and active-duty firefighters from Massachusetts say in a federal lawsuit filed ...
President Joe Biden

Biden: Infrastructure Plan Gives $1B for Great Lakes Cleanup

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday that a $1 billion infusion from the ...
Pile of avocados

Mexico’s Avocados Face Fallout From Violence, Deforestation

MEXICO CITY (AP) — With clever Super Bowl ads, an irresistible fruit and apparently insatiable appetite ...
Thai customs officials display seized ivory originating from Nigeria

DNA Analysis of Elephant Ivory Reveals Trafficking Networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As few as three major criminal groups are responsible for smuggling the vast ...
A young koala

Koala Declared Endangered as Disease, Lost Habitat Take Toll

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Koalas were declared officially endangered Friday in eastern Australia as they fall ...
Janie Agyagos, a biologist, pulls a length of barbed wire

Exchange: Volunteers ‘Essential’ to Get Forest Projects Done

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — "Hopefully you've had your tetanus shots," said Janie Agyagos as she put ...
FILE - Ashley Williams Watt walks near a wellhead and flowline at her ranch, Friday, July 9, 2021, near Crane, Texas. The wells on Watt's property seem to be unplugging themselves. Some are leaking dangerous chemicals into the ground, which are seeping into her cattle's drinking water. And she doesn't know how long it's been going on. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Interior Department Approves $1B to Clean Up Abandoned Wells

The Department of Interior is spending $1.15 billion to cap abandoned oil and gas wells across ...