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Water Shortages in US West Likelier Than Previously Thought

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs ...
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‘Nothing Left in the Bucket’: Wildfire Resources Run Thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days ...
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World Isn’t Meeting Biodiversity Goals, UN Report Finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with ...
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Thousands March in Mauritius to Protest Disastrous Oil Spill

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Mauritius again Saturday over the government's handling of ...
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German Study Highlights Carbon Footprint of Video Streaming

BERLIN (AP) — Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending ...
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Think 2020’s Disasters Are Wild? Experts See Worse in Future

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, ...
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Firefighters Overtaken by Flames in California Mountains

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire ...
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California Fire Sparked by Device to Reveal Baby’s Gender

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A couple's plan to reveal their baby's gender went up not in ...
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Climate Activists Block Warsaw Street, Decry Govt Inaction

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A few hundred Polish climate activists blocked traffic in downtown Warsaw on ...
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Jackie O’s Island Getaway Sold to Land Preservation Groups

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — The Martha's Vineyard estate of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is ...
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Drilling, Mines, Other Projects Hastened by Trump Order

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens ...
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Top Brazil Official Says No Halt to Amazon Protections

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's environment ministry said it will continue operations to curb deforestation and ...
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Wrangler® Sets Ambitious New Goal to Halve Its Water Usage by 2030

Wrangler®, a global icon in jeanswear and casual apparel, today announced plans to expand the scope ...
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Neighbors with Hoses Target Fires as Crews Urge Them to Stop

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — With California firefighters strapped for resources, residents have organized to put ...
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Testing Traps to Control Lovely but Destructive Lionfish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The quest is on for a better way to kill beautiful but ...
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Large, Non-Native Tegu Lizard Documented in South Carolina

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced the first documented ...
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Record Melt: Greenland Lost 586 Billion Tons of Ice in 2019

Greenland lost a record amount of ice during an extra warm 2019, with the melt massive ...
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San Francisco Blanketed in Smoke as California Fires Rage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people were under orders to evacuate in areas surrounding the ...
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Italy Garbage Dips with Virus Lockdowns, but Plastics Rise

ROME (AP) — Italy produced 10% less garbage during its coronavirus lockdown, but environmentalists warn that ...
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California Wildfires Burn Amid High Risk of Brutal Blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that ...
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EPA Expected to Undo Methane Leak Rule for Oil, Gas Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to ...
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Bison, Wild Horses Bring Biodiversity to Ex-Army Base

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in ...
Tiehm's buckwheat blooming at Rhyolite Ridge in the Silver Peak Range of Western Nevada

AP Exclusive: Rare Wildflower Could Jeopardize Lithium Mine

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the ...
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Trump Signs $3B-a-Year Plan to Boost Conservation, Parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly ...
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First Asian Giant Hornet Found in Washington State Trap

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state agriculture workers have have trapped their first Asian giant hornet ...
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Hurricane Isaias Hits Bahamas; Virus-Battered Florida Braces

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it ...
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‘Rebuilding Paradise’ Looks at Emotional Toll of Deadly Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and ...
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US Officials Seek Limits on “Habitat” for Imperiled Species

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to define what land and water can ...
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Dramatic Decline Found in Western Bumblebee Populations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal review of existing data unveils an alarming trend for ...
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EPA Finds Plastic Trash Contaminates 2 Remote Hawaii Beaches

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches ...
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Going in the Water Again: ‘Jaws’ Boat Clone Supports Sharks

The Orca is headed back to the waters of New England, but this time, its mission ...
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States Try Again to Block Coal Sales That Trump Revived

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan ...
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First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing For Bug-Borne Ills

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found ...
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Brazil Asks Investment Firms to Adopt Protected Amazon Areas

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government on Thursday proposed that global asset-managers adopt protected areas ...
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Burger King Addresses Climate Change by Changing Cows’ Diets

The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in ...
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Conservation Groups Upset by North Cascades Grizzly Decision

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north ...
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Worker Advocates File Meat Plants Discrimination Complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting ...
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UN: World Could Hit 1.5-Degree Warming Threshold by 2024

GENEVA (AP) — The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the ...
sign along a highway to protests the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va.

Opponents: Pipeline’s Defeat ‘A Testament to Perseverance’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Averitt and his wife have spent six years and more than ...