NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.N.'s Environment Program says developed countries have agreed to double their funding to support efforts in developing countries to halt the rate of loss of the planet's biodiversity.
A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions, The Associated Press reports.
SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — Three tiny flaming orange monkeys crouched on a tree branch, cocking their heads as if to better hear the high-pitched whistles and yaps that came from deep within the dense green foliage. Then they answered in kind, rending the morning with their sharp calls and cautiously greeting each other in the forest.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Everyone wants clean air and water. But people also want to drive their cars whenever they wish and light up a room by flipping a switch. It's a never-ending balancing act for government as it tries to protect health and the environment while promoting economic growth and jobs.
Here's where the two major presidential candidates stand on environmental issues:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's president used her veto power to slash through the new Forest Code, making the environmental law a little tougher on large agricultural interests by strengthening reforestation requirements along river banks, a decree published by the government said Thursday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Armed with a clip board and wearing bright yellow waders, Rima Jabado looked the part of a government inspector at the Dubai fish market as workers sawed the fins off hundreds of dead sharks from Oman and bagged them for export to Asian restaurants.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.