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Volunteers studying pollinator plants at Virginia landfill

Jul. 17, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

EDINBURG, Va. (AP) — At the Shenandoah County Landfill recently, local educator Hannah Bement was overjoyed to see a monarch butterfly. “It gives me chills,” she said, watching as the orange-and-black insect fluttered over the plot of native wildflowers to land on a milkweed...

US, Japan vow joint efforts on Ukraine, trade, food crisis

Jul. 12, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Japan’s finance minister agreed Tuesday to cooperate in dealing with challenges from the war in Ukraine and promoting free trade, sustainable energy and food security. Yellen was visiting Tokyo on Tuesday for talks ahead of a...

EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable

Jul. 06, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc's list of sustainable activities, backing a proposal from the EU's executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment groups and now looks set to trigger legal challenges. ...

EXPLAINER: Fears of a natural gas emergency stalk Europe

Jul. 06, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

It’s not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner if Russia suddenly cuts off the gas. Here are...

European Union lawmakers back plan to include natural gas, nuclear energy as sustainable activities

Jul. 06, 2022 06:27 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers back plan to include natural gas, nuclear energy as sustainable activities.

Sri Lanka PM says talks with IMF difficult due to bankruptcy

Jul. 05, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout are more complex and difficult than before because it is a bankrupt nation, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers that...

MEPs object to including gas, nuclear in green investment

Jun. 14, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers from the environment and economy committees objected Tuesday to including fossil gas and nuclear in the EU's list of sustainable activities, in a blow to the bloc's executive arm. The European Commission earlier this year proposed including...

British advocate for sustainable living wins Spanish prize

Jun. 09, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Ellen MacArthur, a British sailor who set world solo yachting records before creating a charity that advocates a sustainable way of life, has won this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for international cooperation. The Princess of Asturias Award jury said in its...

Indy 500 waves green flag on sustainability with lofty goals

May. 28, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Parked a few feet from the iconic pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a reimagined E-Z-Go golf cart that’s essentially filled with garbage. Plastic bottles tossed into recycling bins months ago are now neatly stacked in rows — and they’re for sale. ...

Tennessee State gets $1.9M agriculture grant from USDA

May. 17, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University won a $1.9 million grant for its College of Agriculture to lead a group of historically Black schools in research around sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, the college announced on Monday. The 1890 Center of...