California’s environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids.
Climate activist: Why tout development if there’s no future?
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian girl who was among the 16 young activists filing a complaint at the United Nations accusing countries of inaction on climate change has taken that step...
UN rights chief airs worries on climate change, migrant kids
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Monday she was "alarmed" that migrant children are still being held in centers in the United States and Mexico and warned that climate change has...
Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste
BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or...
Green parties’ gains could boost climate action in Europe
BERLIN (AP) — Green parties' surprisingly strong showing in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament raised hopes — particularly among young voters — that global warming and other...
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Fears of harming an endangered frog species have forced crews to delay cleaning debris from about 800 properties in Paradise, angering some residents anxious to start...
Charges filed after fire at Texas petrochemical facility
HOUSTON (AP) — Water pollution charges were filed Monday against a company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility where a large fire that burned for days in March caused chemicals...
Trump signs orders making it harder to block pipelines
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states...
Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.
Aspen Skiing Co. engages activism beyond outdoor issues
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — One of the first times that Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan got a full understanding of the political power of his position overseeing the sprawling, ritzy resort came in 2006.
NORCO, La. (AP) — The Latest on the opening of a Mississippi River flood control structure northwest of New Orleans (all times local):
Workers have begun opening an 87-year-old flood control structure to divert water from the rising Mississippi River away from New Orleans.
It's the 12th time the Bonnet Carre (BAHN'-eh CARE'-ee) spillway has been opened since it was completed in 1931.
If a better environment is our goal, how should we help?
For many years, across our country and across our community, the words “environment” and “environmentalist” were often ascribed to “those dang liberals.”
More recently, with discussion of global warming, Utah’s traditional inversions, the filling up of landfills, the purity of our water supply and a burgeoning population, people of all persuasions tend to pay more attention to environmental issues.
Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns.
Rep. Meadows lands on inaugural Clean 13 Report for work in protecting Georgia’s waterways
The Georgia Water Coalition released its inaugural Clean 13 Report on Wednesday, Sept. 6, which highlights the work accomplished by various individuals, companies, industries and non-profits, along with state and local governments that have worked to protect Georgia’s waterways.
Rep. Meadows lands on inaugural Clean 13 Report for work in protecting Georgia’s waterways
The Georgia Water Coalition released its inaugural Clean 13 Report on Wednesday, Sept. 6, which highlights the work accomplished by various individuals, companies, industries and non-profits, along with state and local governments that have worked to protect Georgia's waterways.
Arizona tribes receive nearly $3M for environmental projects
PHOENIX (AP) — Nine Arizona tribes will receive federal funding to address environmental concerns on their land.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the nearly $3 million in funding Monday. The agency has been meeting with tribes on the Hualapai (WAHL'-uh-peye) reservation.
The money will address hazardous waste regulations, water quality and pollution, among other things.
Cuts to emissions testing raise environmental concerns
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental officials say the state's air has become clean enough that only 22 of its 100 counties still have to conduct vehicle emissions testing.
Legislation signed by Gov. Roy Cooper earlier this month slashed the number of counties required to conduct vehicle emissions testing, but some environmental advocates argue that doing so will result in air pollution going back up.
Thousands march in Chicago to protest climate policies
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago and outside Trump Tower to demand action to prevent climate change and protect the environment.
Saturday's rain-soaked march coincided with hundreds of similar events across the U.S. as President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people showed up Saturday at New York's March for Science, including a retired high school teacher who warned that climate change, if ignored, will be America's "Armageddon."
New York joined cities around the world where activists marched to defend science from attacks and reduced federal funding.
In Manhattan, scientists and supporters first gathered at a late-morning rally at Central Park West.
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Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report.
The spill was caused Feb. 2 during rehabilitation of a sewage collector pipe and wasn't contained until Thursday, the International Boundary and Water Commission said in its report released Friday. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side.
MAHA‘ULEPU — Hawaii Dairy Farms didn’t address several environmental concerns in its 2,600-page Final Environmental Impact Statement, according to the state’s Office of Environmental Quality Control.
The entity reviewed the FEIS at the request of the Hawaii Department of Health and returned with a recommendation of non-acceptance because of four instances in which environmental concerns were not addressed.
Judge gives OK to deal for smaller set of cheating VWs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco granted initial approval Tuesday to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens with 3-liter engines that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
The company previously agreed to spend up to $10 billion compensating owners of roughly 475,000 Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2-liter diesel engines — the bulk of the vehicles caught up in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal.
Mussel die-off in Ohio river cause for environmental concern
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Biologists, river advocates and environmental officials are trying to figure out why mussels are dying in a central Ohio river known for its biodiversity, raising concerns about the creek's long-term health.
Dozens of dying or dead mussels have surfaced along miles of Big Darby Creek since October, Anthony Sasson, freshwater conservation manager for the Nature Conservancy in Ohio, told The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2dYNblj).
Mining company plans to dump saltwater into Missouri River
ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — A company that wants to mine rare metals in southeast Nebraska plans to dump naturally occurring underground saltwater into the Missouri River, a prospect that has raised environmental concerns.
Centennial, Colorado-based NioCorp Developments Ltd. has been meeting with regulators and county officials while firming plans to spend nearly $1 billion building the mine and processing facility near Elk Creek, about 70 miles southeast of Lincoln.
Environmental cleanup at Ypsilanti trail gets $200,000 boost
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — An effort to deal with environmental concerns at a non-motorized path along the Huron River in Ypsilanti is getting a $200,000 boost.
The Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority awarded a grant to the city to remediate contaminated soil adjacent to the path that's in the Water Street redevelopment area. The work will allow officials to reopen the path, which was recently closed.
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