Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur ‘rewilding’ in citiesDecember 7, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metro area of 4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated thickets to study Detroit's most elusive residents — coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them.
Judge: Trump administration illegally withdrew bird listingMay 18, 2022 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the Trump administration acted illegally in 2020 when it withdrew an earlier proposal to list as threatened a hen-sized bird found only in the high desert along the California-Nevada line.
Jordan’s restoration efforts push back on degrading landApril 27, 2022 GMT
SABHA, Jordan (AP) — Efforts to restore damaged but once fertile land in Jordan's desert are sprouting hope for one of the world’s most water-scarce nations, as a land assessment report Wednesday warned of the growing scale of global degradation.
Brazil’s deadly mudslides reflect neglect, climate changeFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The landslides that devastated Petropolis this week demolished houses and ripped families apart, scarred hillsides and hearts, left at least 136 dead and more than 200 missing.
Santa Fe propels urbanization trend in New MexicoAugust 13, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Among four major cities in New Mexico, the state capital of Santa Fe was the fastest growing over the past decade.
The Census Bureau on Thursday released a trove of demographic data on how the U.S.
Agency officials OK restoration plan for forest, grasslandsJuly 31, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials in New Mexico have approved a plan for restoration of wetlands and areas along waterways in the Carson, Cibola and Santa Fe national forests and the Kiowa National Grasslandx.
“Cyber disruption” stops websites of Iranian ministryJuly 10, 2021 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry Saturday went out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Phoenix’s dry heat also sets record for hottest June everJuly 2, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — It may be a dry heat, but Phoenix's sizzling weather last month set a record for the hottest June in the city's history.
National Weather Service meteorologists said the average temperature in Phoenix over the course of last month was 95.3 degrees Fahrenheit (35.1 Celsius).
Protection sought for California fish and lizard speciesJune 17, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny fish native to Southern California streams and a legless, sand-swimming lizard will be studied to determine whether they qualify for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, a conservation group said Wednesday.
Turkey’s leader vows to cure Marmara of ‘sea snot’ flare-upsJune 5, 2021 GMT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president promised Saturday to rescue the Marmara Sea from an outbreak of “sea snot” that is alarming marine biologists and environmentalists.
A huge mass of marine mucilage, a thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, has bloomed in Turkey's Marmara, as well as in the adjoining Black and Aegean Seas.
Turkey bans polyethylene plastic importsMay 19, 2021 GMT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has imposed an import ban on ethylene polymer plastic waste as environmental groups sound the alarm on the world’s plastic consumption and lack of effective recycling.
In an amendment published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on Tuesday, the Trade Ministry added ethylene polymer plastics to its list of waste materials that are illegal to import.