Climate & Environment

AP Exclusive: Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks

  • January 29, 2023 06:58 AM PST | APNEWS
 AP Exclusive: Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks

Competing priorities, outsized demands and the federal government's retreat from a threatened deadline all combined to thwart a voluntary deal last summer on how to drastically cut water use from the parched Colorado River

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S. Dakota tribes seek disaster declaration in storm recovery

S. Dakota tribes seek disaster declaration in storm recovery

  • January 27, 2023 01:33 PM PST | APNEWS

South Dakota’s congressional delegation has written a letter to President Joe Biden in support of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations’ requests for a major disaster declaration following winter storms that left six people dead

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Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

  • January 27, 2023 07:28 AM PST | APNEWS

Ten Filipino men who worked for a major offshore oil industry employer under federally granted visas claim in a federal lawsuit they were treated like prisoners at a company bunkhouse and that some of them were abandoned there when Hurrican ...

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House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

  • January 26, 2023 09:07 PM PST | APNEWS

For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat

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California winter storms boost water allocations for cities

California winter storms boost water allocations for cities

  • January 26, 2023 05:48 PM PST | APNEWS

Public water agencies in California will be getting more water from the state because of recent heavy rain

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Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

  • January 26, 2023 05:45 PM PST | APNEWS

A proposed settlement between New Jersey and the current owner of a notoriously polluted industrial site is drawing fire from residents of Toms River, where memories of children getting cancer at elevated rates are still a fresh source of p ...

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Southern California's Santa Ana winds topple trees, big rigs

Southern California's Santa Ana winds topple trees, big rigs

  • January 26, 2023 04:13 PM PST | APNEWS

Powerful Santa Ana winds across Southern California were clocked as high as 112 mph, toppling trees, prompting the closure of San Diego's iconic Balboa Park after a woman was briefly pinned by a eucalyptus, and blowing over big rigs on seve ...

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AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

  • January 26, 2023 03:18 PM PST | APNEWS

Colorado lawmakers unanimously voted to push forward a bill that would create a $2 million pilot program to use cameras and artificial intelligence technology to help identify fires before they burn out of control

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US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage

US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage

  • January 26, 2023 02:00 PM PST | APNEWS

The U.S. government is offering more money to find a solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from the nation's commercial nuclear power plants

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Town where kids cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

Town where kids cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

  • January 26, 2023 12:30 PM PST | APNEWS

A proposed settlement between New Jersey and the current owner of a notoriously polluted industrial site is drawing fire from residents of Toms River, where memories of children getting cancer at elevated rates are still a fresh source of p ...

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California storms boost water allocation for cities

California storms boost water allocation for cities

  • January 26, 2023 12:21 PM PST | APNEWS

Public water agencies in California will be getting more water from the state because of recent heavy rain

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