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Rhiannon Giddens, Lumineers join 'Event for the Environment'

Nov. 09, 2021 13:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 musical artists will perform next month as part of an online fundraiser for the environment that will be shown on YouTube. Black Pumas, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, the Lumineers, Rhiannon Giddens, Cat Stevens, Taj Mahal and Rosanne Cash are...

Project could help needy Mississippi families hold onto land

Oct. 14, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonprofit law firm announced a new project Thursday to help low-income Mississippi families hold onto inherited land, an effort that advocates say would build wealth and preserve biological diversity by promoting better forest management. The...

Nature campaigners urge Albania to stop hydropower plants

Sep. 27, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Wildlife campaigners on Monday called on the Albanian government to stop the construction of two hydropower plants in a protected nature area in the north of the country. A statement from the World Wide Fund for Nature Adrian said that a Supreme...

Hatchlings of endangered crocodile species found in Cambodia

Sep. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Eight hatchlings from one of the world’s rarest crocodile species have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, raising hopes for its continuing survival in the wild. Conservationists found the baby Siamese crocodiles earlier...