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fishery Dec 28, 2019

West Coast Fishery Rebounds in Rare Conservation ‘Home Run’

A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, so...

  • Nov 4, 2019

    Trump Administration Eases Obama-Era Rules on Coal Pollution

    The Trump administration accelerated the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country’s coal-fired power plants Monday, proposing to weaken two Obama-era rules aimed at cleaning up dangerous heavy metals and ash from coal plants and keeping them from washing into groundwater and waterways. The new proposals — the latest in a series of ...
  • Nov 3, 2019

    US Tells UN It Is Pulling Out of Paris Climate Deal

    The United States has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a year. His statement touted America’s carbon pollution cuts and called the ...
  • Nov 3, 2019

    Climate Change Activists Nab French President Macron’s Portraits, Divide French Judges

    Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that’s aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight climate change. One by one, environmental activists around Fra...
  • Nov 2, 2019

    UK Halts Fracking Ahead of Election; Some Want Permanent Ban

    The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the action an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the decision was based on a finding by the Oil and Gas Authority that...
  • Nov 1, 2019

    Greta Thunberg: Meeting Trump for Climate Change Talk Would Be a ‘Waste of Time’

    Youth climate change activist Greta Thunberg said it would be “a waste of time” to meet with President Donald Trump to try to change his opinion on global warming because she doesn’t think there is anything she could say “that he hasn’t already heard.” “I don’t understand why I would do that,” T...
  • Oct 30, 2019

    Chile Cancels Climate, Trade Summits Amid Protest Chaos

    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is canceling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left more than a dozen people dead, hundreds injured and businesses and infrastructure damaged. The decision to call off the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation a...
  • Oct 30, 2019

    Activist Thunberg Declines Climate Prize, Urges More Action

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying “the climate movement does not need any more prizes.” Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in...
  • Oct 30, 2019

    Activist Thunberg Declines Climate Prize, Urges More Action

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying “the climate movement does not need any more prizes.” Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in...
  • Oct 29, 2019

    Automakers Side With Trump in Legal Fight With California

    General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The three companies, plus a trade association called the Association of Global Automakers, said Monday they plan to...
  • Oct 29, 2019

    How Do You Save Endangered Gorillas? With Lots of Human Help

    Alarmed by rising rates of poaching and deforestation in central Africa, famed American primatologist Dian Fossey, once predicted mountain gorillas could go extinct by 2000. Instead, a concerted and sustained conservation campaign has averted the worst and given a second chance to these great apes, which share about 98% of human DNA. Last fall, the...
  • Oct 25, 2019

    Pledges for Global Climate Fund Reach $9.8 Billion

    Governments across the world have pledged $9.8 billion to help poor nations tackle climate change at a conference the United States did not take part in, the fund coordinating support said Friday. Yannick Glemarec, the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, said 27 countries announced contributions by the end of the two-day conference in Par...
  • Oct 24, 2019

    Purple Sea Urchins Wreaking Havoc on California, Oregon Coasts

    Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to death.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Shutdown of Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Has Surprising Stinging Consequence — Tiny Jellyfish

    The shutdown of one of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence for a New Jersey bay considered one of the nation’s most fragile.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Judge Eases Christmas Tree-Cutting Ban in Fight Over Owl

    The scope of a tree-cutting ban across several national forests in the Southwest has been further narrowed to allow for Christmas tree permits and prescribed burns under a new order issued by a U.S. judge in an ongoing fight over a threatened owl. The order was filed late Tuesday, a day after environmentalists and the U.S. Forest Service reached an...
  • Oct 23, 2019

    Trump Seeks to Block California as Global Climate Leader

    The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to topple California as a leading voice against climate change, charging in a federal lawsuit that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province in a program to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    ’Are You Going to Eat That?’ Road Kill Now Legal to Eat in California

    Hungry? Roadkill maybe for dinner.

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