Environmental concerns

June 10, 2019 - 11:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. "A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. "A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River...
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FILE - This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Montana. Residents in the nearby community of Opportunity are suing to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to do a more thorough cleanup of arsenic in residential yards. The Montana Supreme Court ruled in December 2017 that they could move forward with their 2008 lawsuit. Arco appealed, arguing a state lawsuit shouldn't be able to interfere with an ongoing cleanup. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, June 10, 2019, it will hear the appeal. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
June 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic left on properties after a century of copper smelting. The Montana Supreme Court...
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this Thursday, June 6, 2019, photo shows a plastic palm tree that is one of the artistic symbols of Warsaw, Poland. The popular tree’s leaves had turned gray and were drooping by the installation’s authors to mark U.N. World Environment Day on Wednesday, and to draw attention to the threat that civilization poses to the environment. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 07, 2019 - 8:38 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A giant plastic palm tree that has become an artistic symbol of Warsaw has "died" as part of a stunt to draw attention to climate change. Residents were surprised to see this week that the popular tree's leaves had turned gray and were drooping, causing a buzz on social media...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, June 7, 2019. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 6:38 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wants an August summit of the Group of Seven advanced economies to take concrete initiatives on climate change despite divergences with the United States on the issue. Macron said that President Donald Trump's presence at the G-7 summit of Biarritz, in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, the Unit 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station is seen through a bus window in Okuma, Japan. Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns, according to the energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool)
June 07, 2019 - 12:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, said Japan faces an "urgent task" of reducing carbon emissions coming from...
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June 06, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to move the United States to a 100% clean energy economy and close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030. According to the mayor's team, the billionaire Bloomberg's investment in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, vehicles make their way westbound on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco. Major automakers are urging the Trump administration and California to go back to the negotiating table over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a legal battle. The companies sent letters Thursday, June 6, 2019, to President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom saying a failure to reach agreement would create instability in the auto market. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 06, 2019 - 7:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto...
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Intelligence Council counselor Peter Kiemel speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on national security implications of climate change on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 05, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials warned Wednesday that climate change is an increasing threat to national security, a message at odds with a broader Trump administration effort to downplay the threat from global warming. Military and intelligence officials outlined a range of long-term...
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Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 05, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee wants the U.S. to shape all foreign policy decisions around a commitment to combat the climate crisis, including willingness to use tariffs, other trade incentives and international finance rules to compel other nations to reduce carbon pollution. "Our...
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