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STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says it will double its funding to fight climate change to $6 billion by 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.
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.
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.
Look up Sunday night: Supermoon plus total lunar eclipse equals rare sky show.
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.
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.
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.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered (all times local):
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is investigating the deaths of 25 walrus found on a northwest Alaska beach.
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.
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.
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):
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.