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App to provide verified sightings of sharks off New England

May. 18, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

Shark's in the water. But is it near swimmers? Soon, New England beachgoers will know. An aquarium and environmental organization are working together to collect better data about shark sightings and help keep people informed of when the animals are nearby. Representatives with the...

Ratepayer advocates seek protections in offshore wind case

May. 17, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State regulators considering whether to approve Dominion Energy Virginia's plans for a nearly $10 billion offshore wind farm should implement protections to shield customers from possible cost overruns and other project risks, ratepayer advocates testified Tuesday. ...

Environmentalists oppose more life for California nuke plant

May. 17, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations expressed opposition Tuesday to any attempt to extend the life of California’s last operating nuclear power plant, challenging suggestions that its electricity is needed to meet potential future shortages in the nation's...

Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

May. 13, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation. While a population...

Biden cancels offshore oil lease sales in Gulf Coast, Alaska

May. 12, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is canceling three oil and gas lease sales scheduled in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska, removing millions of acres from possible drilling as U.S. gas prices reach record highs. The Interior Department announced the decision...

Fed utility weighs coal plant switch options, climate impact

May. 11, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility plans to shut down a massive coal-fired power plant, but wants to replace it with natural gas. That would put the federal Tennessee Valley Authority out of step with President Joe Biden’s administration goal of a...

California lays out plan to drastically cut fossil fuel use

May. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New homes built in California starting in 2026 need to be powered by all-electric furnaces, stoves and other appliances if California is to meet its ambitious climate change goals over the next two decades, according to a state pollution-reduction plan released Tuesday....

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

DiCaprio, Ruffalo urge Brazilians to vote, irking Bolsonaro

May. 04, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo joined other celebrities making a final push for voters in Brazil to register before the Wednesday deadline, prompting dismissive responses from President Jair Bolsonaro. In recent days, A-listers in Brazil...