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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 ...
firefighters works at a forest fire in a burned national park at the Dutch-German border near Herkenbosch, Netherlands

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 ...
a new species of seaweed covers dead coral on a reef

Aggressive Seaweed Smothers One of World’s Most Remote Reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of ...
ttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, right, inaugurates a day long tree planting campaign

Indians Keep Their Distance in Mass Tree Planting Campaign

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — More than 2 million people gathered Sunday at river banks, farmlands and ...
the carcass of a chum salmon

Fish More Vulnerable to Warming Water Than First Thought

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses ...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif.

Dem Climate Plan Would End Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 6/25/2020

Nonprofit Report – Homelessness during Covid-19

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: So Others Might Eat President and CEO Ralph Boyd; HOPE Atlanta ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 6/23/2020

NONPROFIT REPORT: Climate and Ocean Conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area

Host Mark Oppenheim interview guest: Bay Ecotarium President and CEO George Jacob ...
packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore

Despite Green Pledges, Amazon’s Carbon Footprint Grew 15%

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even ...
Red Star fans watching a Serbian National Cup semi final soccer match

WHO Chief Warns World Leaders Not to ‘Politicize’ Pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World leaders must not politicize the coronavirus pandemic but unite ...
soldiers use a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to removed an abandoned bus

Deaths Prompt Alaska Officials to Remove ‘Into the Wild’ Bus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness where a young man documented ...
Boy on a beach

Temperature Spike: Earth Ties Record High Heat May Reading

Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, U.S. meteorologists reported Friday ...
Trump talks about fish

Trump Allows Commercial Fishing in Marine Conservation Area

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area ...
Cyclone

Indian Metropolis of Mumbai Braces for Rare Cyclone

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea was barreling toward India's business capital ...
Virus Outbreak National Parks

National Parks Visitors Should Plan For ‘New Normal’

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — After closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Park ...
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 ...
KLCS Logo with Poster

INSIGHT: KLCS Promo on Los Angeles Nonprofits

In this collaboration with KLCS in Los Angeles, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from Los ...
APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Our Majestic World Photo Gallery

AP PHOTOS: Virus-era Glimpses of a World Without Humans

Being human, the world of human beings is the one we tend to notice most. The ...
Virus Outbreak Charitable Giving

Amid Pandemic, Charities and Nonprofits Face Huge Challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — While celebrities and billionaires have announced huge gifts to combat the COVID-19 ...
10 Pioneer-era Apple Types Thought Extinct Found in US West

10 Pioneer-era Apple Types Thought Extinct Found in US West

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of retirees that scours the remote ravines and windswept plains ...
Nonprofit Spotlight: The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Providing a Thriving Green Space in the Heart of Boston 

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Providing a Thriving Green Space in the Heart of Boston 

Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury on how ...
Virus Outbreak Wildfires

Coronavirus Forces New Approaches to Fighting Wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and ...
Eat More American-Caught Seafood, Environmental Groups Urge

Eat More American-Caught Seafood, Environmental Groups Urge

Environmental groups and experts are asking more Americans to eat American-caught seafood amid quarantining ...
earth

US Climate Activists to Livestream Earth Day Due to Virus

CHICAGO (AP) — As the coronavirus causes shut-downs across the U.S., a coalition of youth-led organizations ...
Experts List Ideas to Reduce Waste and Impact on the Environment

Experts List Ideas to Reduce Waste and Impact on the Environment

Experts have put together a list of ways that people can change their consumption patterns in ...
Scientists Expect Spring Floods to be Milder Than Last Year

Scientists Expect Spring Floods to be Milder Than Last Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often disasters come in threes. But the year of global pandemic and ...
Wonderchicken Bird Fossil

‘Wonderchicken’ Fossil Reveals Ancestor of Today’s Birds

New York (AP) — A tiny fossil skull nicknamed "Wonderchicken" is giving scientists a rare glimpse ...
Food waste

Ending Food Waste Helps to Slow Environmental Spiral

Food waste varies from country to country, but studies have shown time and again that food ...
Virus Outbreak New York

Millions Holed Up at Home as Virus Profoundly Shifts US Life

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the ...
grass

Changes in the Climate Lead to Diluted Nutrients in Grasses

Changes in the climate are diluting nutrients in grasses that maintain and feed ecosystems, according to ...
Scientists Believe Amazon and Other Large Ecosystem are Near their Tipping Point

Scientists Believe Amazon and Other Large Ecosystem are Near their Tipping Point

Within the next half decade, some of the world’s largest ecosystems could go spiral and disappear ...
Turtle

Turtles Are Eating Plastic Because it Smells Like Food

New research found that ocean turtles are eating plastics that smell like food and dying from ...
US Severe Weather Tennessee

Tornado Relief Agencies Ask Volunteers to Take a Day Off

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall (30 centimeters) ...
Rare Wildflower Nevada Lithium Mine

Who’s Greener? Mine Fight Pits Electric Cars Against Flower

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall (30 centimeters) ...
fish-swimming

Tracking System Developed to Develop Sustainable Fish Farms

The Tidal project is working to track and analyze the movement of fish underwater in order ...
United States Climate Beaches

Half of World’s Sandy Beaches at Risk From Climate Change

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say that half of the world's sandy beaches could disappear by the ...
Threatened Songbird

US Identifies Habitat Critical for Survival of Rare Songbird

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers proposed Thursday to set aside a vast area across ...
In Vitro Cheetah Cubs

World’s First in Vitro Cheetah Cubs Born at Ohio Zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo ...
US Reservoir Failure Risk

Earthquake Risk Prompts Order to Drain California Dam

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of ...