Tag: Environment and nature

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19 By Associated Press July 25, 2021, 7:29 AM • 2 min read Share to...

Researchers: Virus surge a ‘raging forest fire’ in Arkansas

Public health researchers are calling the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Arkansas a raging forest fire, and the state’s top health official says he...

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

BILLINGS, Mont. — Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest...

Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A weakened but resilient Tropical Storm Elsa killed at least one person in Florida on Wednesday and injured several others when a...

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted...

Town, state jockey over renaming racialized waterway name

A Vermont town is divided about whether and what to rename a brook that has an outdated, racialized name ByThe Associated Press June 16, 2021,...

Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

CARBIS BAY, England — The United States plans to push democratic allies on Saturday to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the...

Keystone XL pipeline nixed after Biden stands firm on permit

BILLINGS, Mont. — The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline pulled the plug on the contentious project Wednesday after Canadian officials failed to...

Oldest male chimpanzee in US dies at San Francisco zoo

The oldest male chimpanzee living in an accredited North American zoo died Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens ByThe Associated Press June 7,...

Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day

Greek firefighters are battling a major forest fire in the Corinth region west of Athens for a second day, with more settlements evacuated overnight ByThe...