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Group Urges Climate Adaptation Funding in Pandemic Recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope ...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $641M Flint Water Deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would ...
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World Leaders Cheer US Return to Climate Fight Under Biden

BERLIN (AP) — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under ...
Joe Biden

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at ...
President Donald Trump

Federal Court Strikes Down Major Trump Climate Rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck ...
Vehicles drive through downtown Flint, Mich

Flint Families Welcome Water Crisis Charges, Seek Healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, ...
Greta Thunberg appears on a postal stamp

Climate Activist Thunberg to Appear on Swedish Postal Stamp

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that ...
The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona

US Triples Daily Numbers Allowed at Southwest Hike The Wave

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and landscape photographers hoping to land one of the ...
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Volkswagen Triples Electric Car Sales Ahead of Climate Rules

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic ...
Leslie Abreu reacts to the looming presence of Juno

Aquarium Agrees to Delay Beluga Whale Delivery Amid Lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut aquarium has agreed to delay its acquisition of five beluga ...
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New Mexico Begins Public Meeting on Proposed Methane Rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas regulators on Monday kicked off a public ...
Orangutan family

Denver Zoo Struggles in Pandemic to Feed Hungry Animals

DENVER (AP) — Katrina Eschweiler has 3,000 hungry diners to satisfy every day of the year, ...
A Vietnamese pot-bellied pig

Feral Pigs Flummox Puerto Rico, Infiltrate Communities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their ...
a stunned iguana

Christmas in Florida: Chilly Forecast, Falling Iguanas

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some ...
strong winds send huge wave

Congress OKs 5-year Extension of Great Lakes Cleanup Program

A program that has pumped $2.7 billion into healing long-term injuries to the Great Lakes environment ...
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COVID-19 Spikes Follow in Prisons After Inmate Transfers

DETROIT (AP) — Families of men incarcerated at Michigan's Kinross Correctional Facility believed its remote location ...
genetically modified pig

US Regulators OK Genetically Modified Pig for Food, Drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical ...
monarch butterfly

Feds to Delay Seeking Legal Protection for Monarch Butterfly

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday declared the monarch butterfly "a candidate" for ...
caribou

US Plans Oil, Gas Lease Sale in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and ...
Wind Fans Wildfire in California Canyons, Residents Flee

Wind Fans Wildfire in California Canyons, Residents Flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons early ...
wildlife workers

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Arrives Safely in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The pachyderm dubbed the " world's loneliest elephant " after languishing ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...