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Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

Sep. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while...

Wisconsin pastor fasting until Congress passes climate bill

Sep. 26, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha pastor is fasting for climate change. The Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, stopped eating on Saturday and said he will continue the protest until Congress passes a climate bill. Democrats pushed a...

Deal to provide clean energy to 7 Michigan parks, offices

Sep. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan. The deal with South Lyon-based Utopian Power will supply nearly 1 megawatt of clean energy to the parks...

Carbon dioxide pipelines may be opposed in Nebraska, Iowa

Sep. 26, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The companies working to build pipelines to capture carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants and transport it as a liquid under high pressure to permanent storage deep underground may face opposition from farmers and environmental groups in Nebraska and Iowa. ...

New rules could allow building closer to dunes on St. Simons

Sep. 26, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Leaders on one of Georgia's most popular coastal islands are considering letting developers build closer to sand dunes. The Brunswick News reports that a planning commission that governs construction on St. Simons Island is discussing...

Catalytic converter thefts hit low-income car owners harder

Sep. 26, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a crackdown on catalytic converter theft, in which criminals saw the emission control devices from cars and sell the precious metals found inside to a booming worldwide black market. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, a Republican who...

Icelanders vote with climate change on everyone's mind

Sep. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelanders were voting Saturday in a general election dominated by climate change, with an unprecedented number of political parties likely to win parliamentary seats. Polls suggest there won’t be an outright winner, triggering complex...

Climate change affecting Colorado tarantula population

Sep. 25, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — About this time every year, southeastern Colorado towns like La Junta see more visitors looking to glimpse saucer-sized Texas brown tarantulas as they scurry out of their burrows and across fields and roads in search of a mate. The eight-legged spectacle...

Maine AG considers suing over PCB, PFAS contamination

Sep. 25, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general is seeking proposals from law firms willing to assist with potential legal claims over chemical contamination in the state. The state is considering legal claims over so-called PCBs and a separate class known as PFAS. Both...

Tribe wins major step toward resuming whaling off Washington

Sep. 24, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice. “This is a testament to what we've been...