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'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Sep. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop...

Germany secures more gas shipments as Scholz visits Gulf

Sep. 25, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz planted a tree at a mangrove park in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a token nod to environmentalism during a two-day visit to the Gulf region focused mainly on securing new fossil fuel supplies and forging fresh alliances against Russia. ...

UK government lifts fracking ban despite opposition

Sep. 22, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government confirmed Thursday that it's lifting a ban on fracking in England, arguing that the move will help boost the country's energy security amid Russia's war in Ukraine. Prime Minister Liz Truss announced within days of taking office earlier this month...

Spain gives personhood status to Mar Menor salt-water lagoon

Sep. 21, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain granted personhood status Wednesday to what environmentalists call Europe's largest salt-water lagoon, which has suffered massive die-offs of marine life as it degrades due to coastal development and local farming. The new law came after a citizen-led push to provide...

Environment groups attack EU's green label for gas, nuclear

Sep. 19, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A dozen environmental groups are starting legal challenges against the European Union's executive branch in a bid to stop the inclusion of natural gas and nuclear power generation in the bloc’s list of sustainable activities. European Union lawmakers in July voted...

BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution

Sep. 15, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oil titan BP reached a $2.75 million settlement Thursday over air pollution from its largest refinery after environmentalists complained of repeated emissions violations at the Whiting facility in Indiana. The agreement is the second in the past year...

S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant can keep running for 40 years

Sep. 13, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials have granted a South Carolina factory which is just one of three in the country making fuel for nuclear plants a license to keep operating for 40 years. Environmental groups had fought the new license for Westinghouse Nuclear in Columbia or...

German court rejects environmental group's suit vs Mercedes

Sep. 13, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a lawsuit from an environmental group which sought to have automaker Mercedes-Benz barred from selling cars with combustion engines that emit greenhouse gases after 2030. The state court in Stuttgart, where Mercedes-Benz Group is based,...

Germany: No option but to permit Russian uranium shipment

Sep. 12, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday that it can't stop a shipment of Russian uranium destined for French nuclear plants from being processed at a site in Germany because atomic fuel isn't covered by European Union sanctions on Russia. Environmentalists have called on...

Rights group: Egypt stifles environmental work ahead of COP

Sep. 12, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An international human rights group called Monday on the United Nations to ensure that countries hosting its climate conference commit to meeting human rights standards after it documented instances of repression against environmental groups in Egypt, the host of COP27 later this...