US and Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

US and Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

DENVER (AP) — Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who is responsible for continuing cleanup at a Superfund site that was created after a massive spill. of hazardous mining waste in 2015 that clogged rivers with a sickly yellow glow in three states and … Read more

Los Angeles celebrity-populated suburb gets tough on water wasters

Los Angeles celebrity-populated suburb gets tough on water wasters

In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that’s a celebrity haven, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flow slowed down at a net if they repeatedly flout the conservation rules. The municipal water district of Las Virgenes, northwest of Los Angeles, … Read more

US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it would dramatically expand its efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have scorched parts of the western United States by more aggressively thinning forests around “hotspots.” warm” where nature and neighborhoods collide. As climate change warms and dries out the West, administration officials said they … Read more

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With their state budgets overflowing with cash, Democratic and Republican governors want to spend some of the windfall on projects to slow climate change and guard against its consequences, from floods and forest fires to polluted air. Democratic governors such as Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Former EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

Former EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees on Friday urged the Virginia Senate to oppose the nomination of former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the cabinet of the GOP Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin announced last week that he had chosen Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who led the EPA during … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/health-environment-and-nature-animals-wildlife-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) – Environmentalists and veterinarians warn plastic waste in an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the week -end. About 20 elephants have died over the past eight years after consuming … Read more