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UN praises China's leadership in climate change deal

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 19:15
BEIJING (AP) — The United Nations has commended China's "continued strong leadership" for backing a landmark international agreement to curb climate change.

NASA: Global warming is now changing how Earth wobbles

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.

Another study says warming may be worse than experts think

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.

Ban on drones over Pennsylvania lands gets preliminary OK

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:03
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given preliminary approval to banning drones over 1.5 million acres of state game lands after reports of the unmanned craft near bald eagles' nests and drones interfering with migrating waterfowl.

Rare Sumatran rhinoceros, captured on Borneo, dies

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:04
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo where only of a few of the animals survive.

Cambodia to repopulate forests with tigers from abroad

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 23:46
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia is planning to reintroduce tigers from abroad into the dry forests of the country, where the big cat has become virtually extinct thanks to poaching.

Mexico City smog alert forces 40 pct of cars off the road

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 18:12
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is heading into a second day of a pollution alert and has raised the number of cars that must stay off the streets because smog is at 1½ times acceptable limits.

Gaza workers discover what could be an ancient church

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 04:34
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian tourism officials say construction workers in the Gaza Strip have discovered what they believe to be a Christian religious site from the Byzantine era.

Grouse suit seeks to block new fences on BLM land in Nevada

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:28
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block construction of fences in northern Nevada that they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland.

Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 22:50
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has predicted "very high adverse effects" on the Mekong River environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on its lower mainstream.

Pollution alert in Mexico City on eve of new driving rule

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 18:01
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities have declared a pollution alert after smog rose to 1½ times acceptable limits on the eve of an unpopular new program to reduce the number of cars on the road in hopes of improving the capital's dirty air.

Tribe on front lines of fight over nuclear lab contamination

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:52
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The tribal community of San Ildefonso Pueblo sits in the shadow of Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's premier laboratories and the birthplace of the atomic bomb.

Small fish eaten by bigger species protected on West Coast

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:56
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials finalized rules Monday for a West Coast ban on catching forage fish, the small fish that larger species, seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food.

APNewsBreak: Judge says climate change threatens wolverines

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:38
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge says the Obama administration brushed over the threat of climate change to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the "mountain devil."

Fever: Federal report says global warming making US sick

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it's only going to get worse.

Scientists bemoan SeaWorld decision to stop breeding orcas

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:49
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — While SeaWorld's decision to end its orca breeding program has delighted animal rights activists, it has disappointed many marine scientists.