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Asian Development Bank doubles climate financing

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:38
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says it will double its funding to fight climate change to $6 billion by 2020.

California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 20:38
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices.

Dead walruses found on northwest Alaska beach

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 20:14
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to be natural.

AP Interview: India says reducing poverty is climate justice

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 19:41
NEW DELHI (AP) — India will confirm plans next week for a fivefold increase in renewable energy by 2020, the environment minister said. But it will continue to champion poor countries in their demand that industrialized nations assume the brunt of responsibility for decades of climate-warming emissions.

China plans to launch national cap-and-trade system

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 19:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. administration officials say China will announce plans Friday to launch a national system to limit greenhouse gases and force industries to purchase pollution credits.

Study: Global warming, evolution are clipping bees' tongues

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.

Scientists: Drought stressing California's Giant Sequoias

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:31
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists climbing high up into their green canopies say they are seeing symptoms of stress caused by the state's historic drought.

Whales return to Long Island Sound after long hiatus

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:17
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It has been the year of the whale on Long Island Sound, where fishermen and other boaters have reveled in the return of the marine mammals after an apparent two decade-long hiatus.

Supermoon Plus Eclipse Equals Rare Sky Show Sunday Night

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 07:00
Look up Sunday night: Supermoon plus total lunar eclipse equals rare sky show.

Philadelphia hospitals prep for overseas visitors, diseases

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:43
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hospitals in Philadelphia are preparing for Pope Francis' visit by bulking up staffing and training doctors and nurses on illnesses that aren't common in the U.S.

Highly endangered Sumatran rhino pregnant with 2nd calf

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 02:40
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species.

Sage grouse plan aims for balance between industry, wildlife

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 14:00
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections following a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without reshaping the region's economy.

The Latest: Jewell praises cooperation on sage grouse

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:48
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered (all times local):

Official says Egypt approves radar for Nefertiti tomb quest

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:27
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says the Antiquities Ministry has given initial approval for the use of non-invasive radar to verify a theory that Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famous Valley of the Kings.

Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.

Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 11:01
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is investigating the deaths of 25 walrus found on a northwest Alaska beach.

Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic issue

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:21
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They're now trying humor.

Telescope protesters agree to take down tent on Mauna Kea

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 17:28
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope atop a Hawaiian mountain say they will no longer keep around-the-clock vigil on Mauna Kea.

The Latest: Small tsunami triggered by quake reaches Alaska

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:29
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on tsunami advisories that were issued for Hawaii and parts of California after a powerful earthquake off Chile (all times local):

Colorado team says possible new dinosaur found in Montana

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:54
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — Experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are confident the bones found by a team in Montana are those of a previously undiscovered species.