Environment

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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Some thousands of students gather to join a march in support of more ambitious climate policies in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Feb. 7, 2019. Organizers of the demonstration say they want to send a wake-up call to politicians in the Netherlands who are wrestling with how best to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
February 07, 2019 - 9:06 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of students skipped classes Thursday and marched past the Dutch parliament, calling for more ambitious climate policies in the Netherlands. The noisy but peaceful demonstration by Dutch students follows similar marches in recent weeks in neighboring Belgium...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:05 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not nearly as...
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This map made available by NASA in February 2019 shows global surface temperature anomalies for 2014-2018. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019: 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017. (Kathryn Mersmann/NASA - Scientific Visualization Studio via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, according to an assessment released Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, file)
February 05, 2019 - 6:39 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, a helicopter carrying a body pulled from the mud, days after a Vale dam collapsed, flies over a cemetery with two open graves in Brumadinho, Brazil. Lax regulations, chronic short staffing and a law that muffled the voices of environmentalists on mining licenses made the collapse all but destined to happen, experts and legislators say. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
February 05, 2019 - 3:39 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's leading research institute warned Tuesday of a potential health crisis from the failure of a dam in Minas Gerais state, which unleased a flood of muddy mining waste that killed at least 134 people. Fiocruz said the contamination of the ecosystem and the nearby...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signs an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetland, at EPA headquarters in Washington. A Senate panel voted 11-10 along party lines Tuesday to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination of Wheeler as the country’s top environmental regulator.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
February 05, 2019 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler won a Senate committee's approval of his appointment to the permanent post on Tuesday, along with praise from the panel's Republicans for his work rolling back a series of Obama-era environmental...
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February 05, 2019 - 6:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Activists are expressing alarm about more than 100 whales that are being kept in small, crowded pools in what environmentalists are calling a "whale prison," off the coast of the Russian Far East. The local court last week agreed to hear the activists' lawsuit seeking to penalize...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington, as Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt listens. Trump says he's nominating Bernhardt, a Washington veteran with lobbying ties to U.S. energy companies, to lead the Interior Department. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 04, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is nominating David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for oil and gas companies and other industries, to head the Interior Department despite objections from environmental groups that Bernhardt already was making regulatory decisions on the...
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