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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...

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

    Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Veterans in NH With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

    A small but growing number of veterans around the country are turning to beekeeping as a potential treatment for anxiety, PTSD and other conditions.

  • Sep 9, 2019

    US Emergency Workers Recover More Bodies in Bahamas Amid Wreckage After Hurricane Dorian

    U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians, meanwhile, were also searching the rubble, salvaging the few heirlooms left intact by the Category 5 storm that, according to the official count...
  • Sep 6, 2019

    Trump Challenges California’s Power to Control Auto Pollution

    The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California’s authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state officials that they appear to be violating the law in a deal with four automakers to reduce pollution. The U.S. Justice Department opened ...
  • Sep 4, 2019

    Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy efficient light bulbs, a set of rules that could lead to increased green house gas emissions that accelerate global warming. The filing from the Energy Department would prevent new efficiency requirements from implementation on Jan. 1 under a previou...
  • Sep 4, 2019

    2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

    Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the candidates a chance to distinguish themselves on a topic of growing importance to their party’s liberal base.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

    “Without smoke, there’s no progress,” said the Amazon rancher in a torn straw hat and cowboy boots caked in red dirt. The rancher, 75-year-old Antonio Lopes da Silva, was talking about the fires that have swept parts of one of the world’s most precious regions in recent weeks. People around the world reacted with shock at wh...
  • Aug 30, 2019

    Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

    The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration’s deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally conscious consumers. That dynamic played out again Thursday when President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency soug...
  • Aug 30, 2019

    Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to ‘Very Poor’

    The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals’ condition from “poor” to “very poor” due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s condition report, which is updated every five years, is the latest bad news for the 345,400 ...
  • Aug 29, 2019

    Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

    Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by President Jair Bolsonaro and followed international criticism of his handling of the environmental crisis. The period of the new ban coincides with ...
  • Aug 29, 2019

    Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

    The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal authority to regulate the gas’s outsize damage to the climate. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump’s directions to remov...
  • Aug 28, 2019

    Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

    From towering giraffes to bottom-feeding sharks and many species in between, endangered species got new protections under an agreement finalized Wednesday by most of the world’s countries at a conference on saving plants and animals from the ravages of international trade. The 11-day World Wildlife Conference known as CITES, which aims to ens...
  • Aug 28, 2019

    Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

    While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of Lebanon. At least 38,793 fires were burning across the country as of the weekend, and a total of 3,700 square miles had been burned so far this......
  • Aug 27, 2019

    Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

    Tens of thousands of fires are raging through the world’s largest rainforest. Global leaders and environmentalists are calling for answers.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

    Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed them to a fast-spreading fire. A landowner opened the gate of a barbed wire fence and the firefighters set to work, dousing a conflagration they ...
  • Aug 26, 2019

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home and criticism from abroad than his response to fires raging in parts of the Amazon region. The far-right populist leader initially d...
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