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UK's Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

Sep. 19, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was travelling to the United States on Sunday with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall's COP26 climate summit in Scotland. ...

EPA removes PCB-laced Bloomington sites from Superfund list

Sep. 19, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has removed three Superfund sites in Bloomington from an agency priority list, saying cleanup work at the PCB-tainted sites is now complete. The EPA said monitoring will continue at the three sites, which...

Biden, world leaders push climate action, vow methane cuts

Sep. 17, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried on Friday to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change with a small group of other global leaders and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane leaks. Ever-grimmer...

Federal court rejects Idaho pollution permit for dairies

Sep. 17, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal circuit court has rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statewide Idaho permit involving pollution into waterways from large dairy farms. But the ruling appears to have limited immediate ramifications for the state’s $3 billion...

UN: More pledges needed to avoid 'catastrophic' climate path

Sep. 17, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A new report shows the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday. The U.N. report, reviewing all the national...

Vermont to spend $25M to help clean up industrial sites

Sep. 17, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is going to spend $25 million in state funds to help redevelop old industrial sites in the state. Historically, the costs of cleaning up former industrial sites that may be contaminated from previous industrial or commercial activities,...

UN: Climate pledges put world on 'catastrophic pathway'

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday. A new U.N. report reviewing all the national commitments...

France's Macron unveils model of new, green high-speed train

Sep. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday unveiled a mock-up of the next generation of greener super high-speed trains, known in France as TGVs — four decades after the first TGV was launched. At a presentation at Paris' Gare de Lyon railway station,...

Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize

Sep. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The...

Geothermal well project will heat, cool Louisville airport

Sep. 17, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A $21 million project at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport will install geothermal wells to heat and cool the facility. Crews will drill 648 vertical geothermal wells that go 500 feet deep on the east side of the airfield....