- Pesky invasive plant turns up in another East Texas waterway Updated: Nov-24-15 4:11 pm
DALLAS - An invasive plant that can clog boat motors, block sunlight from lakes and affect aquatic life has turned up in another East Texas waterway, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department announced Tuesday.
- Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.
- Colorado town to pursue Superfund help after mine spill Updated: Nov-24-15 3:56 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.
- Scientists call for continuing Great Lakes wolf protections Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region should not yet be removed from the federal endangered species list, a group of scientists and scholars said Tuesday, disagreeing with colleagues who said the population has rebounded sufficiently.
- Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm
GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.
- Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time Updated: Nov-24-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
- Toxic Kenya dump embodies pope's environmental concern Updated: Nov-24-15 10:27 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Using hooks or their bare hands, men, women and children traipse through the murky sludge that pools around the mountains of garbage, hunting for bottles, plastic bags and anything else that can be recycled to earn themselves enough for their daily bread.
- German investigation of VW expands to include tax evasion Updated: Nov-24-15 8:38 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors said Tuesday they have widened their investigation of Volkswagen to include suspicion of tax evasion after revelations that some of its cars were emitting more carbon dioxide than officially reported.
- German financial giant Allianz slashes coal investments Updated: Nov-24-15 6:25 am
BERLIN - Germany's Allianz SE, one of the world's largest financial asset managers, said Tuesday it would over the next six months decrease investments in companies using coal and boost funding on those focused on wind power.
- German execs remain optimistic despite Paris attacks Updated: Nov-24-15 4:29 am
BERLIN - A closely watched survey suggests that German executives remain unfazed by the recent attacks in France or the emissions-rigging scandal at Volkswagen.
- US agency cleaning up contaminated site in Grand Rapids Updated: Nov-24-15 3:03 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Crews are expected to begin cleaning up a contaminated property in Grand Rapids that contains thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals next week.
- Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.
- Reward offered in poaching of gray wolf in Upper Peninsula Updated: Nov-23-15 5:55 pm
HOUGHTON, Michigan - State officials are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula's Houghton County.
- Settlement resolves cost to feds to address uranium mines Updated: Nov-23-15 5:51 pm
CAMERON, Arizona - Federal officials have reached a settlement with a natural gas company over the costs of field work at abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
- Correction: Amazon Trees story Updated: Nov-23-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.
- New York plots path to renewable energy goal Updated: Nov-23-15 3:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is taking steps to accomplish Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of generating half the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
- Rules of the road for motorists include open range in Idaho Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - In March 2004, a motorcyclist riding through Lincoln County came over a slight rise in the road, hit a calf and died. In that moment, new West and old West collided, and not for the first or last time.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Nov-23-15 1:59 pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 19
- Prince Charles: Climate change party to blame for Syria war Updated: Nov-23-15 10:09 am
LONDON - Prince Charles says climate change is partly responsible for Syria's civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.
- Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean Updated: Nov-23-15 9:55 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean.
- Contaminated soil removed after freight train derails Updated: Nov-23-15 4:22 am
NUTLEY, New Jersey - Contaminated soil has been removed from a northern New Jersey property after it was dumped there when a freight train derailed over the weekend.
- Quinault Nation opens crab fishery around Grays Harbor Updated: Nov-22-15 5:09 pm
GRAYS HARBOR, Washington - The Quinault Indian Nation has opened its crab fishery in the Grays Harbor area. The tribal fishing area is one of the few spared by a toxic algal bloom on the Pacific coast.
- Voter initiatives seek higher use of renewable electricity Updated: Nov-22-15 2:50 pm
HELENA, Montana - A retired clergyman and an attorney want Montana voters to pass a law requiring power companies to buy and sell more renewable energy to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide - a gas tied to climate change - in the atmosphere.
- Massachusetts committee to hold hearing on clean energy Updated: Nov-22-15 1:52 pm
BOSTON - The clean energy future of Massachusetts will be discussed this week during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.
- AP FACT CHECK: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science Updated: Nov-22-15 10:52 am
WASHINGTON - When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.