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Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

Aug. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for...

Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding

Aug. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro took aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader saying they should focus on their own environmental problems. "Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in...

Panel asks Wyoming governor for migration protection order

Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A committee charged with shaping Wyoming's policies for safeguarding wildlife migration is asking Gov. Mark Gordon for an executive order that will keep designated routes largely unscathed. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the eight-person group, which was chosen by...

Report: Germany to freeze support for Brazil forest projects

Aug. 10, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that the German government plans to stop supporting forest and biodiversity projects in Brazil because of what it sees as evidence of the South American country's lack of commitment to curbing deforestation in the Amazon region. German daily Tagesspiegel reported...

UK bids to have Glasgow host 2020 UN climate conference

Aug. 9, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government says a major United Nations climate conference will be held in Glasgow next year if the U.K.'s bid to host the event is successful. The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is due to be held in late 2020 in either...

Forest Service to change sage grouse protections in 5 states

Aug. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Plans for protecting sage grouse in five Western states are being changed in ways that will conserve habitat while allowing ranchers to maintain their livelihoods, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service said the changes allow for greater flexibility and local control,...

Sailing to America: Teen to bring her climate activism to US

Jul. 29, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by...

Southeast Washington wolf pack kills calf

Jul. 27, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says a wolf pack in southeast Washington has attacked a second calf this month. The Capital Press reports the department said Thursday that a range rider spotted a wolf feeding on a calf July 22 in a private pasture. Fish and Wildlife...

The Latest: Interior secretary touts Trump NEPA reform in NV

Jul. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's visit to northern Nevada (all times local, PDT): 2:55 p.m. U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt toured a Nevada gold mine's expansion project to tout the Trump administration's streamlining of environmental regulations to expedite...

Merkel defends German climate moves as rally urges action

Jul. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government's efforts to combat climate change on Friday, promising that her Cabinet will make "decisive" moves in September. As Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of young protesters in Berlin to urge policymakers to redouble...