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Hiker finds remains of 4th, final victim of Colorado flood

Nov. 24, 2021 19:55 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker found the remains of the fourth and final person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire, authorities said. The remains of Diana Brown, 57, of San Antonio, were found...

US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

Nov. 23, 2021 18:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After talking the climate talk at U.N. negotiations in Scotland, the Biden administration now tests whether a divided United States can walk the climate walk: push a massive investment for a new era of clean energy through the narrowest of margins in the Senate. ...

Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for US moose

Nov. 22, 2021 07:33 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation is common with moose...

Companies bid $192 million in 1st Gulf oil sale under Biden

Nov. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the first government lease auction under President Joe Biden laid bare the hurdles he...

Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf

Nov. 16, 2021 19:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels of crude, the first such sale under President Joe Biden and a harbinger of the challenges he faces to reach climate goals...

'Watered-down hope': Experts wanted more from climate pact

Nov. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — While world leaders and negotiators are hailing the Glasgow climate pact as a good compromise that keeps a key temperature limit alive, many scientists are wondering what planet these leaders are looking at. Crunching the numbers they see a...

Ice on the edge of survival: Warming is changing the Arctic

Nov. 15, 2021 16:39 PM EST

While conducting research in Greenland, ice scientist Twila Moon was struck this summer by what climate change has doomed Earth to lose and what could still be saved. The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife’s edge of...

Out of time: Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash

Nov. 12, 2021 17:23 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Going into overtime Friday night, negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow were still trying to find common ground on phasing out coal, when nations need to update their emission-cutting pledges and, especially, on money. Talks are at a...

Can world's climate target and India's development coexist?

Nov. 12, 2021 03:12 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — India faces a difficult choice that will have consequences for the world. No country’s energy needs are expected to grow faster in coming decades than India's. Even under the most optimistic projections, a part of the demand must be met by...

Saudi Arabia denies playing climate saboteur at Glasgow

Nov. 11, 2021 13:20 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The tightest of smiles on his face and the fabric of his traditional thobe swirling about him as he strides through a hallway at U.N. climate talks, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister expresses shock at repeated complaints that the world’s largest oil producer is...