Category Archives: Environment

EPA: ‘Forever chemicals’ pose risk even at very low levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.

German govt seeks to resolve wind power dispute with states

BERLIN (AP) — The German government unveiled a bill Wednesday to resolve a long-running dispute between federal authorities and the country's 16 states over where to build land-based wind power plants.

Press to join U.S.-led Indo-Pacific economic framework, business leaders urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — There's a four-letter F-word American leaders don't much use these days when they talk about international trade: "free." Instead, President Joe Biden's newest economic relationships in the Americas and the Indo-Pacific are described as "p...

Officers won’t be charged for man’s death at fire checkpoint

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four officers won't face criminal charges for shooting and killing a man armed with a gun who tried to drive through a wildfire evacuation checkpoint near a Northern California marijuana farm last summer, the Siskiyou County

Federal government gives $77 million for new fire-resistant buildings in Lytton, B.C.

LYTTON, B.C. — Harjit Sajjan toured the ruins of Lytton, B.C., on Tuesday, witnessing the full impact of what a wildfire did to the community when it raced through the village in June last year.  Just before the tour, the minister

Nova Scotia to protect Owls Head Crown land as next provincial park

HALIFAX — A piece of Crown land that had been controversially removed from a list of territory awaiting protection is now being designated as Nova Scotia’s next provincial park. Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton says that 266 hecta...

U.S. wants Canada to join probe of cross-border pollution from B.C. coal mines

The United States government, including President Joe Biden's White House, has joined calls for Canada to participate in a probe of cross-border pollution coming from coal mines in southern British Columbia. In a statement released last week, the U.S. ...

UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it.

Austrian government presents package to cushion inflation

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government on Tuesday presented a package of measures aimed at cushioning the impact of high inflation that includes 500-euro ($523) payments for all residents and a three-month delay to a new levy on carbon dioxide

Albania enlists Patagonia to make wild Vjosa River a park

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian officials on Monday declared the Vjosa River and its tributaries a future national park, a move aimed at preserving what they called one of the last wild rivers in Europe.