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Serbian environmental protesters reject lithium mining plans

Jan. 15, 2022 16:12 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Environmental protesters demanding the cancelation of plans for lithium mining in western Serbia took to the streets again Saturday, blocking key roads and for the first time a border crossing. Traffic on the Balkan nation's main north-south highway was...

On Jewish Earth Day, more Jewish groups take climate action

Jan. 14, 2022 17:20 PM EST

(RNS) — Tu BiShvat, the Jewish new year of the trees, barely registers on most Jewish calendars, except as an occasion to plant trees or eat fruit and nuts. But the one-day holiday, which begins Sunday (Jan. 16), has gotten a boost these past few years as environmentalists have...

Environment groups, company settle lawsuit over landfill

Jan. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two environmental groups have settled a federal lawsuit with a waste management company over allegations the company’s landfill in New Hampshire leaked toxic chemicals into a nearby river. Under the settlement reached this week, Casella Waste Systems and its...

Former Navajo president receives lifetime achievement award

Jan. 11, 2022 21:14 PM EST

TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. (AP) — Peterson Zah has never claimed to be an extraordinary Navajo, just a Navajo with extraordinary experiences. Those who gathered Tuesday to honor the former Navajo chairman and president at a tribal casino east of Flagstaff disagreed. They said Zah has...

DNR set to allow factory farm expansion in Kewaunee County

Jan. 11, 2022 10:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Environmental regulators are set to allow a factory dairy farm accused of contaminating Kewaunee County drinking water to expand, angering conservationists. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the state Department of Natural Resources has drafted...

Germany faces 'gigantic' task meeting energy, climate goals

Jan. 11, 2022 08:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new climate minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “gigantic” task if it wants to achieve its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring sufficient energy for its energy-hungry industry. Robert Habeck, a member of the...

Endangered Mexican gray wolf found dead in northern Arizona

Jan. 07, 2022 17:55 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered Mexican gray wolf that had been roaming around northern Arizona has been found dead, federal officials confirmed Friday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the male wolf was killed sometime last weekend. Authorities said the incident is...

Czech Republic to end coal use by 2033, boost nuclear power

Jan. 07, 2022 09:05 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The new Czech government aims to phase out coal in energy production by 2033 while increasing the country's reliance on nuclear and renewable sources, its policy program published on Friday said. Coal-fired power plants currently generate almost 50% of total Czech...

Environmental justice in spotlight as WH official departs

Jan. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EST

The White House's top official on environmental justice is stepping down a year after President Joe Biden took office with an ambitious plan to help disadvantaged communities and overhaul policies that have historically hurt them. The departure Friday of Cecilia Martinez, senior...

Youngkin taps Trump's ex-EPA head for Virginia cabinet role

Jan. 05, 2022 17:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has tapped a former coal lobbyist and Trump administration Environmental Protection Agency chief to join his cabinet in a role overseeing the state's environmental policy. Andrew Wheeler is Youngkin's pick for...