Climate / Environment

Tons of dead fish in Tampa Bay blamed on toxic red tide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A unusually large bloom of toxic red tide is being blamed for a massive fish kill in Florida's environmentally sensitive...

Road to future: Dutch province unveils solar bicycle path

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MAARTENSDIJK, Netherlands — Authorities in a central Dutch province opened what they are billing as the world's longest solar bicycle path Wednesday, mixing sustainable...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

Report: Appalachian states face billions in mining cleanup

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the...

Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

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DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a...

Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

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WASHINGTON — Environmental groups hailed a sweeping $3.5 trillion domestic spending plan announced by Democrats, saying it would make “transformational investments” in clean energy...

Western wildfires threatening American Indian tribal lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that...

Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals

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WASHINGTON — this story is a refire/new doc of last night's story with new material wire embargoed for 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday; lead with...

Five most likely reasons your check engine light just lit up

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Americans are holding onto their vehicles longer than ever, with the average age of a car in 2020 rising to a record 12.1 years,...