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Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur 'rewilding' in cities

Dec. 07, 2022 10:45 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metro area of 4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated thickets to study Detroit's most elusive residents — coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them. Harris and colleagues have placed trail...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

Nov. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification...

US rule would limit methane leaks from public lands drilling

Nov. 28, 2022 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday proposed rules to limit methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the latest action by the Biden administration to crack down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming. ...

Success or COP-out: How do this year's climate talks rate?

Nov. 20, 2022 01:41 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — After two weeks of haggling, officials on Sunday cheered the end of this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, which resulted in the creation of a fund to help poor countries suffering under disasters driven by global warming. Expectations had been low...

Tribe continues fight against proposed Arizona copper mine

Nov. 17, 2022 17:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Environmental Quality illegally issued a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Resolution Copper Mine, which is being opposed by the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The decision overturns a Maricopa...

U.S. agency sued over hands-off decision on Okefenokee mine

Nov. 15, 2022 14:53 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups filed suit Tuesday against a U.S. government agency challenging its decision to allow a mining project to move forward without federal permits near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District...

African nations demand more money for removing emissions

Nov. 14, 2022 04:27 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH (AP) — African nations want to increase how much money they receive from schemes that offset greenhouse gas emissions and are looking for ways to address the issue at U.N. climate talks currently underway in Egypt. Carbon offsets, where polluters can effectively...

Biden says climate efforts 'more urgent than ever' at summit

Nov. 11, 2022 20:36 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — President Joe Biden, speaking Friday at an annual international summit on climate change, urged world leaders to “double down” on their resolve to fight global warming, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine reinforces the need to phase out fossil fuels. ...

Biden tightens methane emissions rule amid push for more oil

Nov. 11, 2022 15:17 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday ramped up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at the gasoline pump. ...