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The Muscogee get their say in national park plan for Georgia

Sep. 21, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — When Tracie Revis climbs the Great Temple Mound, rising nine stories above the Ocmulgee River in the center of present-day Georgia, she walks in the steps of her Muscogean ancestors who were forcibly removed to Oklahoma 200 years ago. “This is lush, gorgeous...

G20 environment ministers in Bali spur global climate action

Aug. 31, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Environment officials from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations met Wednesday on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks on climate action and the global impact of the war in Ukraine, with Indonesia's environment minister saying the world is already...

Pachama CEO talks holding carbon emitters accountable

Aug. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

Diego Saez Gil co-founded climate technology startup Pachama in 2018 at a time when big corporations in Silicon Valley and elsewhere were looking for ways to offset their carbon emissions through forest conservation. Saez Gil grew up near the Yungas forest region of northwest...

Native groups seek to repair lands damaged by colonization

Aug. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) — Asa Peters marched into a thicket of Japanese knotweed in the woods of coastal Massachusetts this month and began steadily hacking the towering, dense vegetation down to size. The 24-year-old member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was among a cadre of...

Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels

Aug. 19, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize, keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world's biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has learned. The Royal...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 04, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. July 31, 2022. Editorial: Anonymous GOP lawmaker who canceled park funding is a coward Acoward sits on the Legislature’s budget committee. A GOP senator or representative killed funding for a land conservation project and doesn’t have the...

How the climate deal would help farmers aid the environment

Aug. 03, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows....

Farmland where Civil War battle occurred to be preserved

Jul. 31, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VARINA, Va. (AP) — Growing up in Varina in the 1940s and ’50s, Howard Eberly played on his family’s farm, swam in the creek and found “treasures” on the land. Turns out, some of those treasures are significant historic artifacts. The Eberly family moved from Pennsylvania to...

Rocky the Illinois coyote to get more room but not new home

Jul. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A coyote on public display in suburban Chicago will get a larger den but not a transfer to a wild animal sanctuary in Colorado. A report for the Forest Preserves of Cook County said the coyote, named Rocky, is “happy and healthy” in his 266-square-foot...

How Bald Head Island’s first school was born

Jul. 23, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — About 3 miles off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina, perched at the end of the Cape Fear River, lies Bald Head Island. Home to over 10,000 acres of preserved land, encompassing marshes, beaches and maritime forests, the island is an ecological...