Skip to content

Environment News

DeSantis signs bill seeking to stabilize insurance market

DeSantis signs bill seeking to stabilize insurance market

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping property insurance bill on Friday. How much and when it will work to stabilize the stormy market is another question.
In 2022, AP photographers captured pain of a changing planet

In 2022, AP photographers captured pain of a changing planet

In 2022, Associated Press photographers captured signs of a planet in distress as climate change reshaped many lives. That distress was seen in the scarred landscapes in places where the rains failed to come.
Some sharks return to the same sites to breed for decades

Some sharks return to the same sites to breed for decades

Some species of shark return to the same breeding grounds for decades at a time, and live longer than previously thought, scientists studying the animals off Florida say.
Report: World's coal use creeps to new high in 2022

Report: World's coal use creeps to new high in 2022

BERLIN (AP) — Coal use across the world is set to reach a new record this year amid persistently high demand for the heavily polluting fossil fuel, the International Energy Agency said Friday.
Satellite launched to map the world's oceans, lakes, rivers

Satellite launched to map the world's oceans, lakes, rivers

A U.S.-French satellite that will map almost all of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers rocketed into orbit Friday. The predawn launch aboard a SpaceX rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California capped a highly successful year for NASA .
Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time.
What would a more sustainable World Cup look like?

What would a more sustainable World Cup look like?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris 2024 Olympics will be “climate positive,” organizers claim. The men’s World Cup in 2026 — to be held in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada — will be the “lowest-carbon FIFA World Cup of the modern era,” if promises pan out.
California lowers incentives for rooftop solar panels

California lowers incentives for rooftop solar panels

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Oregon city drops fight to keep Google water use private

Oregon city drops fight to keep Google water use private

Residents of The Dalles, Oregon, are learning how much of their water Google's data centers have been using to cool the computers inside the cavernous buildings — information that previously was deemed a trade secret.

More questions than answers at Colorado River water meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Key questions resurfaced Thursday at a conference of Colorado River water administrators and users from seven U.S.