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Secretary of State John Kerry

Biden Names Climate Statesman John Kerry as Climate Envoy

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more ...
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Air Quality Up in Some EU Cities During Pandemic Lockdown

BRUSSELS (AP) — Air quality significantly improved in European metropolitan areas such as Milan and Madrid ...
President Donald Trump

Trump Slams Global Climate Agreement Biden Intends to Rejoin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world ...
a moose cools off in the Chain Lakes

Hunting in Idaho Increases as People Seek Refuge From Virus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hunting license sales in Idaho are up as more residents seek a ...
male sage grouses fight

Trump Plans Would Ease Protections for Sage Grouse in West

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse ...
Northern rockhopper penguins

‘Most Remote Island’ Creates Massive Marine Protection Zone

LONDON (AP) — Tristan da Cunha, an island with 245 permanent residents, is creating a marine ...
female gray wolf and two pups

Trump Officials End Gray Wolf Protections Across Most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray ...
Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean

Hurricanes Stay Stronger Longer After Landfall Than in Past

Hurricanes are keeping their staying power longer once they make landfall, spreading more inland destruction, according ...
a garden

Colder Months Can be Perfect Time to Photograph Gardens

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has led more people to spend time outdoors, and many ...
activist Greta Thunberg with other protestors

Greta Thunberg on 2 Very Surreal Years of Protest and Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first days of Greta Thunberg's solitary sidewalk protest outside Swedish ...
a man leaves a supermarket

NJ Governor Signs Bill to Ban Single-Use Plastic, Paper Bags

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed legislation prohibiting single-use ...
cattle graze in a pasture

Study: Fix to Food Climate Problem Doesn’t Require Veganism

The world likely can't keep global warming to a relatively safe minimum unless we change how ...
Person checking Honeycomb

Is Honey Healthy? How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Stung

As temperatures fall, honey's popularity tends to rise. Whether used as an ingredient in autumn recipes ...
a silverback mountain gorilla sits alone

A Crowded Mountain Can Make Silverback Gorillas More Violent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas are highly sociable animals – up to a point. A crowded mountain ...
A makeshift globe burns

US Formally Exits Paris Pact Aiming to Curb Climate Change

BERLIN (AP) — The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact ...
Blueprint of an engine

Volvo Cars Invests in Designing and Developing Electric Motors In-House

Volvo Cars is making significant investments that allow for the in-house design and development of electric ...
plastic and other debris sits on the beach

Study: 1 to 2 Million Tons of US Plastic Trash Go Astray

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it ...
Smoke rises from mountain ridges

Colorado Wildfires Drag on Later Than Normal, Break Records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air ...
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Ga

Trump Environmental Rollback Spurs Mining Near Okefenokee

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals ...
The Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Public/Private Partnership

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the public/private partnership that ensures ...
crew sprays light-colored pavement over blacktop

Pavement Technology Could Cool Cities From the Ground Up

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunbathers understand the benefits of applying sunscreen, but in America's hottest big city ...
Ray Lopez delivers supplies

Trump Administration Denies California Relief for 6 Fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California's request for disaster relief ...
a MAN walks past a downed tree in his yard

‘We Can’t Lose Our Momentum:’ Louisiana Vows to Rebuild

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of ...
Kris Eilers and Mark Oppenheim

Preview: St. Louis River Alliance – Kris Eilers

Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the St. Louis River Alliance, discusses the cultural and environmental significance ...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Governor Calls for Protecting 30% of State Land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a ...
Delhi's sky line

Indian Capital Launches Campaign to Curb Toxic Air Pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an ...
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky help release Tasmanian Devils

Feisty Tasmanian Devils Roaming Australian Mainland Again

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the ...
Poster with WDSE logo

INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns

Epic Scale of California Wildfires Continues to Grow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The staggering scale of California's wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single ...
A harbor seal

Conservation Success or Pests? Seals Spark Passionate Debate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and ...
A firefighter passes flames

California Milestone: 4 Million Acres Burned in Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 ...
China factory area

Germany Welcomes China Climate Goals, Wants More EU Action

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China's plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, ...
Two Orca Whales

France to Ban Use of Wild Animals in Circuses, Marine Parks

PARIS (AP) — France's environment minister has announced a gradual ban on using wild animals in ...
A fire engine leaves a burning propert

More Fires in California Wine Country Prompt Evacuations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds ...
polar bear stands on the ice

Leaders to UN: If Virus Doesn’t Kill Us, Climate Change Will

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United ...
Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province

China, Top Global Emitter, Aims to Go Carbon-Neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding ...
people demonstrate during a Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays rally

From LA to Oslo, 12 Cities Pledge to Divest from Fossil Fuel

BERLIN (AP) — Ten cities around the world on Tuesday joined New York and London in ...
Elephants

330 Elephants in Botswana May Have Died From Toxic Algae

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this ...
A fallen tree

Efforts Afoot to Save South’s Disappearing Grasslands

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland ...
bison are herded

Documents Detail Push to Manage Yellowstone Bison as Cattle

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In May 2018, Yellowstone National Park's superintendent was ordered by then-Secretary of ...