Environmental concerns

In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Richard Walker, an Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponent, poses at a community center in Richmond, Va. Walker says his great-grandfather bought a 25 acre homestead in Union Hill, the site of a proposed compressor station, for $15 in 1885 as a freed slave, said Dominion Energy is engaged in "environmental racism." (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 09, 2018 - 7:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits was set to decide Monday whether Virginia's most powerful corporation...
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Climate activists shout slogans as they stop in front of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference venue during the March for Climate in a protest against global warming in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 08, 2018 - 11:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America,...
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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announces that new coal plants no longer have to meet planned, tougher, Obama era emissions standards, during a news conference at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 08, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks. On Thursday, the Interior...
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December 07, 2018 - 1:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he's considering whether to support a petition filed last week that asks a Pennsylvania environmental rule-making board to impose a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wolf, a Democrat, said Friday he hasn't come to a conclusion on it...
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December 07, 2018 - 9:45 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it's expanded to eight more states, including Virginia. David Gaines with the Virginia Department of Health tells The Virginian-Pilot the invasive species has been found primarily in the more...
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Gregory P. Winter, 2018 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, left, and Professor George P. Smith, 2018 Nobel laureate in Chemistry take part in a press conference at the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday Dec. 7, 2018. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 7:32 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view. William Nordhaus's comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed Trump's...
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FILE--In this April 20, 2013, file photo, male Greater Sage Grouse perform their mating ritual on a lake near Walden, Colo. The Trump administration moved forward Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect the imperiled bird species. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West. Land management documents...
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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signs an order withdrawing an Obama era emissions standards policy, at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy Obama...
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December 06, 2018 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they've figured out the falling dominoes that led to Earth's largest mass extinction and worry that human-caused climate change puts the planet on a vaguely similar path. Some 250 million years ago, about 90 percent of sea life and 70 percent of land life went...
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Smoke billows from a chimney in IJmuiden, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, takes place in Katowice, Poland, from Dec. 2-14, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
December 06, 2018 - 10:01 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Splits are deepening at the U.N. climate talks between rich and poor countries, oil exporters and vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared for radical action on climate change versus those who want to wait and see. As the meeting in Katowice, Poland, reached...
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