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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...

Gray whale could be sick from tracking tag

Apr. 14, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marine mammal biologists and veterinarians are treating and monitoring a gray whale that appears to have developed an infection after being darted with a satellite tracking tag. The whale is part of a group of about 250 gray whales that feed off the...

Buffalo Trace joins university on oak tree research project

Apr. 14, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky are working together on a tree planting and research project aimed at strengthening the white oak industry's sustainability. The study kicked off with the planting of 1,066 trees on the...

New River Gorge Park offers fishing events for grandfamilies

Apr. 14, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will host fishing days for grandfamilies. The events, targeted for grandparents raising their grandchildren, will take place on May 16, June 5 and June 26 from noon to 5 p.m. They will be held at...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 14, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the ninth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 14 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders. Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, from Wednesday to Saturday, the State Department said in a...

Fracking ban fails to advance in California Legislature

Apr. 13, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers Tuesday rejected a bill that would have banned fracking in the state, succumbing to pressure from the powerful oil and gas industry and their labor union allies who warned the bill would have cost good-paying jobs. The bill...

California targets urgent projects as wildfire season looms

Apr. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders...

New Mexico issues 10-year plan for boosting forest health

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Restoring forests, using fire as a management tool and getting more buy-in from private land owners are among the strategies outlined in New Mexico’s latest forest action plan. The state Forestry Division released the plan Monday. The federal...

St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere. ...