Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from people in minority communities who believe they have been unfairly harmed by industrial pollution or waste disposal. Although the Environmental Protection Agency acknowledges that disadvantaged communities in America are disproportionately affected […]

European court: governments must prove climate change effort

A top European court is forcing 33 governments to prove they are cutting emissions in line with the requirements of the 2015 Paris climate accord By BARRY HATTON Associated Press February 26, 2021, 12:14 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LISBON, Portugal — A top European court is forcing […]

World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact

The United States is once again part of the Paris climate accord By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer February 19, 2021, 5:47 AM • 4 min read The United States is back in the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left. While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America […]

Plume of Sahara dust caused spike in European air pollution

Researchers say a plume of Sahara dust that has blanketed parts of southern and central Europe in recent days caused a short, sharp spike in air pollution across the region ByThe Associated Press February 9, 2021, 1:39 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — A plume of Sahara […]