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Judge revives limits on wolf killing near Yellowstone park

Nov. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has temporarily restricted wolf hunting and trapping near Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and imposed tighter statewide limits on killing the predators, over concerns that looser hunting rules adopted last year in the Republican-controlled state could...

UN weather report: Climate woes bad and getting worse faster

Nov. 06, 2022 07:09 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Earth’s warming weather and rising seas are getting worse and doing so faster than before, the World Meteorological Organization warned Sunday in a somber note as world leaders started gathering for international climate negotiations. “The latest...

Climate Migration: Nomads move to towns in warming Ladakh

Nov. 01, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

KHARNAK, India (AP) — For decades, Konchok Dorjey grazed the world’s finest cashmere-producing goats in the arid, treeless Kharnak village in India’s Ladakh region, a high mountainous cold desert that borders China and Pakistan. But a decade ago, the 45-year-old nomad gave up his pastoral...

Battle of the Alps? Water woes loom amid climate change

Oct. 27, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

BRIG, Switzerland (AP) — A battle is brewing around Europe's rooftop over the planet's most precious resource. The crystal-clear waters issuing from the Alps could become increasingly contested as the effects of climate change and glacier melt become more apparent. Italy wants...

Olympic GS champion Odermatt dominates ski WCup opener

Oct. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — After dominating the season-opening men’s World Cup race Sunday, Marco Odermatt took off his race helmet and pointed at the Red Bull logo. The Swiss skier's victory came a day after Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder and owner of the Austrian energy drink...

Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

Sep. 28, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's glaciers are melting like never before, an academic study released Wednesday found, with their ice volume declining by 6% this year amid rising concerns about global warming and a summer heat wave that swept across Europe. The Swiss Academy of Sciences...

Lawsuit contests Montana vaccine mandate ban on tribal land

Sep. 08, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal lawsuit in Montana seeks to block a state agency from enforcing on tribal lands a legislative prohibition against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Glacier County Regional Port Authority filed the complaint Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Great...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 30, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 29 The Washington Post on Lindsey Graham's riot prediction. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham on Sunday said that if the Justice Department prosecutes former president Donald Trump for...

EXPLAINER: Pakistan fatal flooding has hallmarks of warming

Aug. 29, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

The familiar ingredients of a warming world were in place: searing temperatures, hotter air holding more moisture, extreme weather getting wilder, melting glaciers, people living in harm’s way, and poverty. They combined in vulnerable Pakistan to create unrelenting rain and deadly flooding. ...

Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches

Aug. 29, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10.6 inches (27 centimeters) -- more than twice as much as previously forecast — according to a study published Monday. That's because of something that could be called zombie ice. That's...