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Tennessee State gets $1.9M agriculture grant from USDA

May. 17, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University won a $1.9 million grant for its College of Agriculture to lead a group of historically Black schools in research around sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, the college announced on Monday. The 1890 Center of...

Boston to replace school buses with electric ones by 2030

Apr. 06, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Boston plans to replace its entire fleet of more than 700 school buses with electric vehicles by 2030, starting with 20 buses that will be taking kids to school some time during the next school year, Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday. The move to address climate change by reducing...

Mexican president once again lashes out at environmentalists

Mar. 23, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of Mexican singers, actors and environmentalists have issued a public protest against plans to cut down a swath of low jungle between Cancun and Tulum to build a tourist train line. In a series of videos, more than a dozen celebrities ask President...

NJ to study environmental impacts of offshore wind projects

Mar. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials will commission studies on the environmental impact of offshore wind energy projects on animals as large as whales and small as clams. The research is designed to address a major concern raised by opponents and even some supporters of...

New California law prevents enrollment drop at UC Berkeley

Mar. 15, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that stops one of the most prestigious U.S. universities from being forced to turn away thousands of students from its incoming freshman class. Just 11 days ago, the state Supreme Court ordered the...

New California law prevents enrollment drop at UC Berkeley

Mar. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Monday that stops one of the nation's most prestigious universities from having to turn away thousands of students from its incoming freshman class. Just 11 days ago, the state Supreme Court ordered the...

Measure to help address climate change in Maryland advances

Mar. 08, 2022 16:25 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to help address climate change moved forward in Maryland on Tuesday to boost the state’s current goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 40% of 2006 levels to 60% by 2030. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted to send the bill to...