Today: April 21, 2024
Today: April 21, 2024

Environment

Mercury exposure widespread among Yanomami tribe in Amazon, report finds

A study conducted in Brazil found that Yanomami people examined from nine villages have been contaminated with high levels of mercury

Voodoo doll, whoopie cushion, denture powder among bizarre trash plucked from New Jersey beaches

Pretty soon it will be beach season again at the Jersey Shore

Total solar eclipse forecast: Will your city have clear skies Monday?

Clouds could obscure views of Monday's total solar eclipse in some parts of North America

Venice day-trippers will face steep fines if they fail to pay an access fee under a pilot program

Day-trippers to Venice who fail to pay 5 euros ($5.43) to enter the lagoon city’s historic center during a time-limited pilot program launching later this month will face steep fines

April nor'easter with heavy, wet snow bears down on Northeast, causing more than 680,000 outages

An early spring nor'easter is hammering the Northeast with heavy snow, rain and high winds, with some northern areas expected to get up to two feet of snow

As more storms approach California, stretch of scenic Highway 1 that collapsed is closed again

As more storms approach California, officials have closed a scenic stretch of iconic Highway 1 where a giant section collapsed into the ocean

EPA awards $20 billion in green bank grants for clean energy projects nationwide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $20 billion in grants for clean energy projects combating climate change, including residential heat pumps, electric vehicle charging stations and community cooling centers

Southeast Asian countries consider ways to boost 'green financing' as region chokes on smog

Senior finance and central bank officials from Southeast Asia and major economies are meeting in the scenic Laotian city of Luang Prabang to discuss ways to help the region build resilience against shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters brought on by climate change

Lawsuit challenges $1 billion in federal funding to sustain California's last nuclear power plant

An environmental group is challenging the U.S. Energy Department's decision to award over $1 billion to help keep California’s last nuclear power plant running beyond 2025

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

There have been numerous developments this week concerning avian flu that have raised concerns among experts

How brown rats crawled off ships and conquered North American cities

New research suggests that brown rats crawled off ships earlier than previously thought and quickly out-competed rival black rats to take over North American cities

Dredging of Puerto Rico's biggest port begins despite warnings it may harm turtles and corals

A $62 million project to dredge Puerto Rico’s biggest and most important seaport has started amid fierce opposition from environmentalists and a pending lawsuit

New England braces for major spring snowstorm as severe weather continues to sock US

More severe weather is coming across the nation

Officials have a plan to end years of monkey mayhem in a central Thai city

Thai wildlife officials laid out a plan on Wednesday to bring peace to a central Thai city after at least a decade of human-monkey conflict

AP Exclusive: EPA didn't declare a public health emergency after fiery Ohio derailment

Officials say the aftermath of last year’s fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio doesn’t qualify as a public health emergency because widespread health problems and ongoing chemical exposures haven’t been documented

AP Was There: A 1974 tornado in Xenia, Ohio, kills 32 and levels half the city

On April 3, 1974, a deadly tornado barreled through Xenia, Ohio

Biden administration approves the nation's eighth large offshore wind project

The Biden administration approved a new wind project off the Massachusetts coast Tuesday that is large enough it will provide more electricity than the state’s former coal-fired generating station

On French Riviera hillsides, the once-dominant Menton lemon gets squeezed by development

When the French Riviera town of Menton prepares to host its lemon festival each year, it needs more than 140 tons of citrus for the showy floats and park displays that attract thousands of spectators

West Coast whale population recovers 5 years after hundreds washed up ashore

Federal researchers indicate the gray whale population along the West Coast is showing signs of recovery five years after hundreds washed up dead on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington state and Alaska, as well as Canada and Mexico

Cicadas are nature's weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren’t just plentiful, they’re downright weird

Invaders from underground are coming in cicada-geddon. It's the biggest bug emergence in centuries

Trillions of evolution’s bizarro wonders, red-eyed periodical cicadas, are about to emerge in numbers not seen in decades and possibly centuries

Nelly Korda rallies to win 3rd straight LPGA Tour start at Ford Championship

Top-ranked Nelly Korda became the first LPGA Tour player in eight years to win three straight starts, shooting a 7-under 65 in soggy conditions for a two-stroke victory in the Ford Championship

In a cycle of extreme weather, drought in southern Africa leaves some 20 million facing hunger

A new drought has left millions facing hunger in southern Africa as they experience the effects of extreme weather that scientists say is becoming more frequent and more damaging

In Indonesia, deforestation is intensifying disasters from severe weather and climate change

In Indonesia, environmental groups continue to point to deforestation and environmental degradation worsening the effects of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, drought and forest fires

US judge in Nevada hands wild horse advocates rare victory in ruling on mustang management plans

Wild horse advocates in Nevada have scored a rare legal victory

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