Climate / Environment

Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise

MEXICO CITY — Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise Saturday, as the species' numbers...
What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. ...
EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according...
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BATON ROUGE, La. — A 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a "long-term problem" without a clear solution for eliminating chronic...
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AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp. says cleanup of a massive on-shore oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota is halfway finished. ...
Boseman, Haddish, Gerwig, Nanjiani among Oscars presenters

LOS ANGELES — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish, "Lady Bird" author Greta Gerwig and "The Big Sick" co-writer...
Romance, bold colors, a protest: London Fashion Week begins

LONDON — It's time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. ...
Montana won’t allow Yellowstone grizzly bear hunts in 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana won't hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said Thursday they want to avoid complicating lawsuits over...
Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine

HONOLULU — Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. ...
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WESTFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts city is suing the makers of firefighting foam blamed for water contamination. ...

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