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UK urged to deliver on policies to deal with climate change

Jun. 24, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is being urged by its own climate advisers to deliver on its promises to deal with climate change or risk undermining a key environmental summit that it is hosting at the end of the year. Among some 200 recommendations in a report...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 18, 2021. Editorial: Florida election supervisors must keep asking hard questions Imagine for a moment that you do terrific work, but you have a job where the rules keep changing and the people changing the rules...

In break with Trump, House GOP forms group on climate change

Jun. 23, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. John Curtis says he's tired of hearing that Republicans — his party colleagues — don't care about climate change or slowing global warming. A former Provo mayor who has served in Congress since 2017, Curtis says Republicans can push for...

Report: Climate change means less snow for Yellowstone

Jun. 23, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park visitors hoping to see its world-renowned geysers, wolves and bears can expect warmer temperatures and less snow as climate change alters the park's environment, according to a report by U.S. and university researchers released Wednesday. ...

Australia fights UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef health

Jun. 22, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal. The committee said...

Task force aims to save Outer Banks highway from flooding

Jun. 21, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — A task force force has been formed with the aim of saving the main highway on North Carolina's Outer Banks from storms, erosion and sea level rise. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that the task force will focus on protecting seven...

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act faster against climate change. The 95-year-old queen, a keen racing fan and...

Voting debate roils Washington but leaves many voters cold

Jun. 19, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Brenda Martinez, a 19-year-old community college student, thinks the government should help immigrant students more. Donald Huffman is worried about turning 50 next week with no work available because the federal government is delaying the pipelines he usually helps...

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

Jun. 18, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat responsible for more...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

Jun. 17, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate...