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Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 15, 2021. Editorial: The Dean The dean of the U.S. Senate has announced it is time to step aside and not seek a ninth term. Since 1975, Patrick Leahy has been serving Vermonters. ...

Tennessee offers grants for tree planting along rivers

Nov. 10, 2021 04:17 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's wildlife agency is offering grants to help cities, schools, community groups and environmental organizations buy seedlings for planting trees along rivers and streams. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said five $500 grants are...

Center in UP to look at impact of oil spills in freshwater

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula has been selected as a hub for a center that will look at the impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments. The U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise for...

Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses

Oct. 22, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For several years, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. But school leaders said the change would be too costly. Then 12-year-old student Holly Thorpe showed up at a...

Prominent Indiana environmentalist leaving leadership post

Oct. 16, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of Indiana’s most prominent environmental activists has decided to leave his leadership position. The Hoosier Environmental Council announced earlier this month that Jesse Kharbanda will be stepping down as its executive director after 14 years...

Gift helps U-Michigan put emphasis on environmental justice

Oct. 11, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said it plans to expand environmental justice efforts after a $11.1 million gift. The school will establish the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, a scholarship fund and new faculty positions in the...

College students spending semester on Mississippi River trip

Oct. 04, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — For a group of students from Augsburg University in Minneapolis along with their guides and instructor, a trip down the Mississippi River could be considered a modern-day river expedition. The group stopped overnight in La Crosse on Sept. 20, 17 days after they...

Nick Brown, Vanessa Waldref confirmed as US attorneys

Oct. 01, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a pair of firsts to be the Justice Department’s top lawyers in Washington state. Nick Brown, the former general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, will be the first Black top federal prosecutor in western Washington, while Vanessa...

Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate change. The adjacent appeals illustrated a central dilemma for many small island developing...

Civilian Conservation Corps legacy lives on in state parks

Sep. 25, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — America’s 20th-century “tree army” brought generations of citizens closer to nature’s wonders while enduring the nation’s greatest economic plight. If the political winds are favorable, new recruits might get the chance to repeat that effort...