Category Archives: Environment

Alaska tribe nominates Pribilof Islands area for sanctuary

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native tribe has nominated for consideration as a national marine sanctuary an area around the Pribilof Islands that supports Stellar sea lions, northern fur seals and other marine life.

Interior phasing out plastic water bottles at national parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department said Wednesday it will phase out sales of plastic water bottles and other single-use products at national parks and on other public lands over the next decade, targeting a major source of U.S. pollution.

Florida faces $1.2 million verdict for killing citrus trees

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a commercial nursery has won a $1.2 million judgment against the Florida Department of Agriculture in the latest verdict against the state agency for destroying citrus trees in the 2000s during an attempt

Alberta First Nations want consultation, benefits from oilsands carbon storage plans

EDMONTON — Several Alberta First Nations have told the province's government and energy industry that they must be consulted and share in the benefits of carbon capture projects near their lands that are crucial to making the oilsands more climate

EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday threw its weight behind a proposed ban on selling new cars with combustion engines in 2035, seeking to step up the fight against climate change through the faster development of electric vehicles.

German leader rules out nuclear option to fill energy gaps

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that his government remains committed to phasing out nuclear power despite concerns about rising energy prices and possible future shortages due to Russia's war in Ukraine.

Island nations facing ‘triple crisis,’ Barbados PM says during meeting with Trudeau

LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere.  "Bob Marley would say,...

‘Only God can help’: Hundreds die as Somalia faces famine

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — No mother should have to lose her child. Owliyo Hassan Salaad has watched four die this year. A drought in the Horn of Africa has taken them, one by one.

US solar companies weigh challenge to Biden pause on tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. solar manufacturers say they are considering legal challenges after President Joe Biden declared a two-year pause for tariffs on solar imports from Southeast Asia.

Canada’s historic sites get Indigenous voices, stronger protection in new bill

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new bill he introduced Tuesday gives legal protection to Canada's historic sites for the first time and ensures Indigenous Peoples have a stronger voice in identifying and protecting places of hist...