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Climate bill's unlikely beneficiary: US oil and gas industry

Aug. 18, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a judge struck down a $192 million oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico over future global warming emissions from burning the fuels. It came at a pivotal time for Chevron, Exxon and other industry...

Columbia River's salmon are at the core of ancient religion

Aug. 18, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) — James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a string of eagle claws adorns his neck. ...

FEMA declares new strategy to engage Native American tribes

Aug. 18, 2022 06:42 AM EDT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a new strategy to better engage with hundreds of Native American tribes as they face climate change-related disasters, the agency announced Thursday. FEMA will include the 574 federally recognized tribal nations in discussions...

Climate Migration: Flooding forces Bangladesh family to flee

Aug. 18, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

BHOLA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Mehgna River swallowed Mohammad Jewel and Arzu Begum's tin-roofed family home overnight in southern Bangladesh just over a year ago they had no choice but to leave their ancestral village. The couple fled the next morning with their four young...

Mideast's Jordan River: Rich in holiness, poor in water

Aug. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old...

Ruling clears Biden's 2021 pause on new oil, gas leases

Aug. 17, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge’s order that forced the Biden administration to resume sales of oil and gas leases on federal land and waters was vacated Wednesday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. It was at least a temporary victory for President Joe Biden but the immediate...

Fed panel: Delaware suit against oil industry is state issue

Aug. 17, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit filed by Delaware’s attorney general seeking to hold the petroleum industry responsible for climate change effects in the state must be heard in state court instead of federal court. Wednesday's ruling by a...

Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the US West

Aug. 17, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the U.S. West’s most spectacular predators — the golden eagle — as the species teeters on the edge of decline. Ground zero in the conflict is Wyoming, a stronghold...

China and US spar over climate on Twitter

Aug. 17, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are sparring on Twitter over climate policy, with China questioning whether the U.S. can deliver on the landmark climate legislation signed into law by President Joe Biden this week. “You can bet America will...

Scientists warn of dire effects as Mediterranean heats up

Aug. 17, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — While vacationers might enjoy the Mediterranean Sea's summer warmth, climate scientists are warning of dire consequences for its marine life as it burns up in a series of severe heat waves. From Barcelona to Tel Aviv, scientists say they are witnessing exceptional...