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Louisiana, Alaskan tribes file UN climate change complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change have submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations in Switzerland. The complaint was filed Wednesday, The Advocate reported....

Warm weather lures wild horses onto beach, into path of cars

Jan. 13, 2020 8:36 AM EST

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A group that manages herds of wild horses in coastal North Carolina is warning drivers to watch out for the animals taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather by sleeping on the sand at night. Temperatures in the 60s and 70s across the Carolinas have the wild horses acting...

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, photo, students from New Harmony High School work on a restoration project at the Sankofa Wetland Park and Nature Trail in the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood in New Orleans. This new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

New high school puts focus on environment, climate change

Jan. 6, 2020 4:53 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise. New Harmony High School opened in the fall of 2018 and currently serves about 100 south Louisiana students,...

FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016 file photo, Two alligators lounge on the end of the 16th green during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. A federal judge in California has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products and has scheduled an April hearing on Louisiana's lawsuit against the law. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 that it's a first step toward protecting the state alligator industry. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Judge blocks California's alligator ban after Louisiana sues

Dec. 27, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana's request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. ...

Governors to feds: Stop firm from fishing in Chesapeake Bay

Dec. 16, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Governors in nine states along the Atlantic coast are urging the Trump Administration to stop a company that makes fish-oil supplements and other products from fishing in Virginia waters. A letter sent Friday from those governors echoes concerns of fishing regulators who say Omega Protein defied harvest limits...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 file photo, Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in New York. 'Generation Greta' has become a vocal force in the debate over global warming. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

‘Generation Greta’: Angry youths put heat on climate talks

Nov. 28, 2019 3:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — It’s safe to say that anyone flying to this year’s global climate conference in Madrid had better have a watertight excuse if they meet Greta Thunberg. The Swedish teen has set a high standard for government officials, scientists and environmental campaigners attending the Dec....