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Half its original size, Biden's big plan in race to finish

Oct. 26, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half its original size, President Joe Biden's big domestic policy plan is being pulled apart and reconfigured as Democrats edge closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finishing what's now about a $1.75 trillion package. How to pay...

Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon, granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit seeking the stay...

Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules

Oct. 26, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era rules...

Tennessee woman pleads guilty to falsifying water tests

Oct. 26, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to submitting hundreds of false reports to state regulators about the cleanliness of wastewater she was paid to analyze, federal prosecutors said. DiAne Gordon, 61, faces up to five years in federal prison after...

Record number of boats at Lake Tahoe had invasive mussels

Oct. 26, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — The number of boats that inspectors stopped from launching at Lake Tahoe while carrying aquatic invasive species reached a record high this year, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said. Inspectors intercepted 28 boats with invasive Dreissenid...

White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

Oct. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for President Joe Biden's big domestic policy bill that officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal that was quashed by opposition from a...

Florida manatee deaths soar as polluted water kills seagrass

Oct. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that...

UN chief: 'Leadership gap' undermines global climate efforts

Oct. 26, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. U.N. Secretary-General...

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll

Oct. 26, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago. About 6 out of 10 Americans also believe...

Morrison: Australia will beat 2030 goal for lower emissions

Oct. 26, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday the country is set to reduce emissions by 35% below 2005 levels by 2030, but he won't commit to such a target at the U.N. climate conference in Scotland. Morrison said his government...