Skip to content

Environment News

General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California (AP) — High in the evergreen canopy of General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, researchers searched for evidence of an emerging threat to giant sequoias: bark beetles.
Farmers in India are weary of politicians' lackluster response to their climate-driven water crisis

Farmers in India are weary of politicians' lackluster response to their climate-driven water crisis

BEED, India (AP) — On a stifling hot day this May, farm worker Shobha Londhe is reminded of the desperate conditions that led her husband to take his own life.
Climate change and rapid urbanization worsened the impact of East African rains, scientists say

Climate change and rapid urbanization worsened the impact of East African rains, scientists say

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The impact of the calamitous rains that struck East Africa from March to May was intensified by a mix of climate change and rapid growth of urban areas, an international team of climate scientists said in a study published Frida
Hundreds of people suffer heatstroke in Pakistan, and dangerous heat is forecast to stay a while

Hundreds of people suffer heatstroke in Pakistan, and dangerous heat is forecast to stay a while

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Doctors treated hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan on Thursday after an intense heat wave sent temperatures above normal levels due to climate change, officials said.
Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state ravaged nearly everything needed for economic activity, from local shops to factories, farms and ranches.
Massive wind farm proposal in Washington state gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee

Massive wind farm proposal in Washington state gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project.

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year's disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the railroad promised to pay more than $500 million to complete the efforts to improve safety that it announc
'Heat dome' leads to sweltering temperatures in Mexico, Central America and US South

'Heat dome' leads to sweltering temperatures in Mexico, Central America and US South

Extreme heat in Mexico, Central America and parts of the U.S. South has left millions of people in sweltering temperatures, strained energy grids and resulted in iconic Howler monkeys in Mexico dropping dead from trees.
Waste from mill worsening mercury contamination in river near Grassy Narrows: study

Waste from mill worsening mercury contamination in river near Grassy Narrows: study

Industrial discharge from a paper mill in northern Ontario is exacerbating mercury contamination in a river system near a First Nation that has been plagued with mercury poisoning for decades, a new study suggests.
Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

HALIFAX — Canada’s East Coast is likely to see an active storm season this year because of record high water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, say hurricane forecasters.