Environment

Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Feb 15, 2019

Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll

UK students protest lack of action on climate change

Feb 15, 2019

Chanting "Save our Planet!" thousands of students around Britain are rallying to demand that Britain's government take action on climate change

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

Feb 15, 2019

A Colorado runner who survived a mountain lion attack says he wrestled the young animal to the ground and jammed his foot onto its neck to suffocate it to death

Racketeering lawsuit by Dakota Access developer dismissed

Feb 15, 2019

A federal judge has thrown out a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed against environmental groups and activists

California considers insurance to help with wildfire costs

Feb 14, 2019

Two California officials want the most populous state to take out insurance to help cover taxpayers' costs in bad wildfire seasons

The Latest: 1,000-plus gather to honor Parkland victims

Feb 14, 2019

More than a thousand people gathered at a South Florida park on the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre to honor the 17 victims killed

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Feb 14, 2019

A federal utility board has voted to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

The Latest: Mountain lion locked its jaws on runner's wrist

Feb 14, 2019

A Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws stayed clamped on his wrist as he pounded its head with a rock

Broken pipe puts much of a city under boil-water advisory

Feb 14, 2019

Some 100,000 customers are under a boil-water advisory, schools are closed and diners' Valentine's Day plans are spoiled after a pipe broke in one of Ohio's largest cities

Late Rep. John Dingell celebrated as 'a world-class doer'

Feb 14, 2019

Longtime Rep. John Dingell was remembered as "one of the greats" as lawmakers, ex-colleagues and a former president hailed his record-breaking service in the House

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