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Environmentalists threaten to sue Montana over new wolf laws

Jun. 23, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of environmental advocacy groups threatened Wednesday to sue the state of Montana if it implements new laws passed earlier this year permitting the snaring of wolves and expanding trapping seasons, which they say could pose a threat to the state’s grizzly...

Brazil's environment minister resigns amid criticism, probes

Jun. 23, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles announced his resignation Wednesday, giving up his post amid sharp criticism of his tenure and two investigations into his actions involving allegedly illegal timber operations. The move comes as talks...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 23, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. June 22, 2021. Editorial: Tragedy on the Dan “Drowning machines.” That’s the term boating experts have given to the type of small dam that claimed the lives of at least four people who were riding...

California oil regulators delay health, safety rules again

Jun. 22, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's been a year and a half since California Gov. Gavin Newsom directed oil regulators to consider new health and safety measures to protect people living near oil and gas drilling sites. But those regulators missed another deadline Monday for...

Mexico's Caribbean coast hit by heavy seaweed, more expected

Jun. 22, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmentalists and tourism operators on Mexico’s Caribbean coast are complaining about mounds of foul-smelling sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — that are piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown. Reports Tuesday said...

Australia fights UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef health

Jun. 22, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal. The committee said...

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act faster against climate change. The 95-year-old queen, a keen racing fan and...

Iowa's high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

Jun. 18, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. ...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

Jun. 17, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate...

Activists take Spain's government to court over climate plan

Jun. 17, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Environmental activists in Spain lodged a legal claim against the government Thursday for what they deem as insufficient ambition in reducing carbon emissions and other contributors to climate change. The action in Spain's Supreme Court is a preliminary...