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German lawmakers back plan to expand renewable energy

Jul. 07, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved a major package of reforms aimed at boosting the production of renewable power, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned that the country has for too long relied on energy supplies from Russia. The government unveiled its 600-page...

Tuna catch dries up for Kenya's local fisherfolk

Jul. 07, 2022 05:33 AM EDT

VANGA, Kenya (AP) — “Tuna is not for everyone,” lamented 65-year-old Chapoka Miongo, a handline fisher on Kenya’s south coast, from his dugout canoe. He's one of many artisanal fishers in Shimoni, a bustling coastal town 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Mombasa, dotted with...

Iran's outdoor painters seek to capture, preserve old Tehran

Jul. 07, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran residents accustomed to seething at slow-moving traffic, sweltering in summer heat and suffocating in smog may be surprised to find a growing number of outdoor painters reveling in the Iranian capital’s historic charm. The overcrowded metropolis may be...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Deer season tweaks show responsibility A few days ago the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announced a handful of changes to this year’s white-tailed deer season. They weren’t major — most hunters probably...

Yellowstone flooding reveals forecast flaws as climate warms

Jul. 07, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone National Park area's weather forecast the morning of June 12 seemed fairly tame: warmer temperatures and rain showers would accelerate mountain snow melt and could produce “minor flooding." A National Weather Service bulletin recommended moving livestock...

4 bears killed in Alaska campground reserved for homeless

Jul. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have killed four black bears in a campground recently reserved for people in Anchorage who are homeless after the city's largest shelter was closed. Employees from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday killed a sow and...

Knock-knock. Are any ivory-billed woodpeckers out there?

Jul. 06, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put off a decision about whether ivory-billed woodpeckers are extinct, announcing Wednesday that it's adding six months to review information, including a month of public comment. “We are aware that there have been surveys or...

Police haul off big cats, other animals after sanctuary raid

Jul. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday started hauling away 177 lions, tigers, jaguars and other exotic big cats that were found at an animal rescue center in the mountains on Mexico City’s south side. The federal Attorney General’s Office for Environmental Protection...

Idaho announces first probable monkeypox case

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The first probable case of monkeypox has been announced in Idaho. The Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health on Wednesday said it appears this infection was acquired during travel to a country experiencing a monkeypox outbreak. ...

Governor signs $1.2B water plan as Arizona faces cutbacks

Jul. 06, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday that will provide $1.2 billion over three years to boost long-term water supplies for the desert state and implement conservation efforts that will see more immediate effects. The legislation that was hammered out...