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EPA funds help South Carolina upgrade diesel school buses

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As congressional Democrats introduce legislation to electrify the nation's school bus fleet, South Carolina is getting nearly half a million in federal funds to upgrade some of the state's older diesel school buses. A $480,000 grant from the U.S....

Maryland appeals ruling on regulating chickenhouse ammonia

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland is appealing a court decision that said the state must start regulating ammonia air pollution from chickenhouses. The case is one that could have far-reaching implications for the Eastern Shore’s poultry industry, the Salisbury Daily...

The Latest: Thunberg urges end to fossil fuel subsidies

Apr. 22, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. International climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged Congress to end fossil fuel subsidies at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the...

Milan gets buzzier with 1 million bees in designer hives

Apr. 22, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s financial and fashion capital of Milan got a little buzzier on Thursday with a project that mixes biodiversity with art. A bee collective introduced 17 new colonies to new designer hives, bringing to 1 million the city’s population of honeybees...

EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

Apr. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An internal investigation has found that the Environmental Protection Agency mishandled its oversight of permits for what would be Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, according to the federal agency's inspector general. The findings describe a...

China, Russia join US vowing emission cuts at climate summit

Apr. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate on cutting emissions...

Georgia boat owner finds invasive mussels on Tennessee boat

Apr. 22, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials who are trying to keep zebra mussels out of Lake Lanier and other bodies of water say a boat owner recently spotted the invasive mussels in a boat purchased from a Tennessee resident. Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

Scientists get creative to carry on research during pandemic

Apr. 22, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

SAN LORENZO, Panama (AP) — Biologist Claudio Monteza pushed through thick vegetation to install a camera near a Panamanian highway in a dense tropical rainforest. Securing the device to a tree just off the forest floor, he checked its field of vision. The camera and...

3 rabid foxes found in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, officials say

Apr. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Public health officials in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have asked residents to vaccinate their pets after three rabid foxes were found in the last few weeks. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation said the communities of Nightmute, Alakanuk and Bethel...

Mount Washington Auto Road 'Climb to the Clouds' returns

Apr. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A timed hillclimb auto race up the Mount Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire is making a return this year. The event, known as the “Climb to the Clouds," has been rescheduled to Aug. 13-15, from July. It was canceled last year because of the...