Environment

Protesters hold up flags during a public hearing on a draft environmental plan on proposed petroleum leasing within Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Congress in December 2017 approved a tax bill that requires oil and gas lease sales in the refuge to raise revenue for a tax cut backed by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
February 11, 2019 - 8:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area. At a Bureau of Land Management environmental review hearing in Anchorage, Laura Herman urged that no...
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., prepares to vote against advancing William Barr's nomination for attorney general, as the panel meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. "This is not the time to install an attorney general who has repeatedly espoused a view of unfettered executive power." Klobuchar said Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 10, 2019 - 4:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is dismissing reports that she is difficult to work for, saying she has high expectations for the people who work for her. Klobuchar was asked Sunday about the reports of high staff turnover...
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Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks at the "Africa Leadership Meeting - Investing in Health Outcomes" held at a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. The meeting, which took place ahead of the 32nd African Union Summit, was "to launch a new initiative designed to help deliver increased, sustained and more impactful financing for health across Africa", according to the African Union. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
February 09, 2019 - 1:11 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond. Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., talks during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Castor says she is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2019 - 7:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet. Castor, who chairs the new panel,...
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February 08, 2019 - 9:34 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has reported the disease had been detected on a farm in Yongzhou in the central province of Hunan, where 4,600 pigs are being...
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February 08, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil and criminal crackdowns on polluters dropped sharply in the second year of the Trump administration, according to 2018 enforcement figures released Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration EPA says the agency is taking a new tack with polluters...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, speaks during a press conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. A group of winter sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. Climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters put out an open letter Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, calling on 75-year-old Gian Franco Kasper to step aside. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 4:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The climate advocacy...
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FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2008 file photo, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, accompanied by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died at age 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:43 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2019 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker is teaming up with veteran Sen. Ed Markey of...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now seek to portray her as a captive of resurgent left wingers in her Democratic Party. But in her early moves so far as House speaker, Pelosi is displaying her pragmatic streak. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional Democrats and proposals to address climate change (all times local): 11:50 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she welcomes "the enthusiasm" of backers of a Green New Deal, but she stopped short of supporting it. She spoke Thursday, shortly before...
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