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10 projects in eastern Kentucky split $9M in funding

Nov. 17, 2021 04:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Economic development projects in 10 eastern Kentucky counties will split more than $9 million in funding from the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program, officials said. Funding for the projects was announced Monday by Kentucky Gov....

The Latest: Japan PM promises strong push for emission cuts

Nov. 02, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland: TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is heading to the U.N. climate summit saying his country will push strongly for emissions reductions. Talking to reporters before leaving...

For tribes, 'good fire' a key to restoring nature and people

Oct. 29, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, grasping a torch of wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used to burn underbrush in thick forests. “Guide our hands as we bring fire back to the...

For tribes, 'good fire' a key to restoring nature and people

Oct. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, arms outstretched, grasping a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used for generations to burn underbrush in thick forest. ...

DNR to discuss plans for tree seed orchard at public meeting

Oct. 09, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Plans to reclaim two parcels of land in Livingston County’s Genoa Township for use as a tree seed orchard will be the subject of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources public meeting. The meeting is scheduled Tuesday at Brighton High...

Maine to get $1.5M to clean up more brownfields

Oct. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three Maine organizations are going to receive about $1.5 million from the federal government to help clean up more of the state's brownfields. Brownfields are typically former industrial sites that suffer from pollution. The U.S. Environmental...

Florida Forever conserves ecosystems as money dwindles

Oct. 02, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — East of the Southwest Florida city centers, where dense cypress domes and live oaks dripping with moss replace concrete and stucco, the world wakes up differently. The din of the early commute in natural Florida is not blaring horns or humming tires...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

Vermont to spend $25M to help clean up industrial sites

Sep. 17, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is going to spend $25 million in state funds to help redevelop old industrial sites in the state. Historically, the costs of cleaning up former industrial sites that may be contaminated from previous industrial or commercial activities,...

Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize

Sep. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The...