Category Archives: Environment

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.

Central Kootenay region in B.C. issues evacuation alert for community of Six Mile

VANCOUVER — The Regional District of Central Kootenay's Emergency Operations Centre has issued an evacuation alert for the community of Six Mile. It says residents aren't yet required to evacuate but is advising people to be prepared to leave the area

Latino activism leads in grassroot efforts on climate change

PHOENIX (AP) — Students at a largely Hispanic elementary school in Phoenix have long lined up for morning classes on a dusty patch of dirt under a broiling sun.

Rare wetland plant found in Arizona now listed as endangered

A rare plant that depends on wetlands for survival is now on the federal endangered species list, a designation that environmentalists say will boost efforts to protect the last free-flowing river in the desert Southwest.

High streamflow advisory issued for rivers overwhelmed by November’s flooding in B.C.

VICTORIA — A high streamflow advisory has been issued by the River Forecast Centre for some of the same British Columbia rivers where flooding last November ripped away roads and devastated communities.  The centre says snowmelt above the North Thompso...

Native American youth to be tapped for conservation projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday rolled out guidelines for a new youth service program meant to create job opportunities for Native Americans while boosting their cultural connections to nature through conservation...

Dutch government angers farmers with tough emission goals

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government unveiled goals Friday to drastically reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides to protect the environment, a plan that would lead to major upheavals in the Netherlands' multibillion dollar agriculture indust...

Canada’s SOA commitment: $27M on irregular migration, 4,000 more migrants by 2028

LOS ANGELES — Leaders from across the Americas, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, signed on Friday to what U.S. President Joe Biden called a "historic commitment" to ease the pressure of northward migration.  The agreement, the central accomplis...

Australia, New Zealand unite on China’s Pacific threat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Friday after a meeting with his New Zealand counterpart that the two nations are in lockstep in their policies toward the Pacific islands, where China's influence is growing.

Residents of flood-prone areas in B.C. urged to be ready to leave at short notice

VICTORIA — Officials in British Columbia are urging residents of communities at elevated risk of flooding to be prepared if water levels rise due to rapidly melting snow and too much rain. Armel Castellan, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Envi...