Climate / Environment

Lawsuit says Alabama blocking solar power with unfair fees

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The fees imposed by the Alabama Power company on customers who generate their own electricity with rooftop or on-site solar panels...

AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

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WASHINGTON — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

‘Some crumbs’: Critics urge rejection of $641M Flint deal

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DETROIT — A federal judge listened Tuesday to Flint residents who were victims of the city's lead-contaminated water, a step in determining whether she...

DuPont, spinoffs to pay $50M for ‘forever chemical’ cleanup

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WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Co. and two spinoffs will pay at least $50 million to Delaware to help clean up toxic chemicals, the Delaware...

DuPont, spinoffs to pay $50M for ‘forever chemical’ cleanup

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WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Co. and two spinoffs will pay at least $50 million to Delaware to help clean up toxic chemicals, the Delaware...

People struggled to tap resources during Northwest heat wave

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PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Oregon struggled to get rides to cooling centers during the recent heat wave that is believed to have killed...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

The Weeknd and BTS hope to raise billions for Global Citizen

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NEW YORK — The Weeknd, BTS and Billie Eilish will take part in Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event on Sept. 21 that's intended...

Germany launches ‘space command’ to protect infrastructure

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BERLIN — The German military on Tuesday launched a “space command” tasked with overseeing satellites, watching for dangerous space junk and analyzing other countries'...

Weeds aren’t all bad, but do need to be controlled

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Eons ago, the first humans learned to drop seeds into the ground to grow plants for food, for beauty and for fiber. We’ve come...