SHANGHAI (AP) — A Japanese paper company whose factory in eastern China was targeted last weekend by protesters concerned about pollution resumed production Tuesday.
Authorities in the eastern Chinese city of Qidong dropped plans for a waste water pipeline linked to the factory, which is located in the nearby city of Nantong, after thousands of protesters angry about pollution took to the streets last week.
One of the Senate's best known liberal iconoclasts on Monday directly challenged one of its most conservative senators over global warming, warning that Sen. James Inhofe is "dead and dangerously wrong" in rejecting scientific evidence that human activity is to blame for rising temperatures.
In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Inhofe has "radical views" on global warming and is ignoring an "overwhelming majority" of climate scientists in alleging that global warming is a hoax and that the Earth is actually cooling. Inhofe immediately defended himself.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A think tank says the U.S. Forest Service should pursue a much different strategy for using airplanes to fight wildfires, one that relies more heavily on planes that scoop up water on the fly and less on air tankers that drop fire retardant chemicals and need to be reloaded on the ground at airports.
Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says he agrees with many recommendations in the long-awaited report released Monday by the RAND Corp., but not that one.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana on Monday launched an $8.5 million trust fund to protect forests that cover about one tenth of the country's land on the north shoulder of South America.
The new trust fund is being financed with $5 million from Germany's development bank and $3.5 million from Washington-based Conservation International. It will help Guyanese authorities protect large swaths of land across the country, including mountainous areas in the southwest where hundreds of bird species and river creatures are found.
Researchers said Monday they have uncovered how vast amounts of carbon are locked away in the depths of the Southern Ocean, improving scientists' understanding of mitigating climate change, Reuters reports.
NOAA's new East Coast fisheries chief is facing challenges from both a distrustful New England’s fishing industry and legal requirements to cut fishing quotas to protect depleted stocks, The Associated Press reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House, under pressure to extend relief to drought-hit farmers and ranchers before Congress begins its summer recess, is expected to take up legislation this week to revive several expired disaster assistance programs.
The legislation slated to reach the House floor as early as Wednesday would also extend for one year the five-year farm and food act that is set to expire at the end of September.
QIDONG, China (AP) — Authorities in eastern China dropped plans for a waste water discharge project Saturday after thousands of protesters angry about pollution took to the streets. It was the latest of many such confrontations in a country where three decades of rapid economic expansion have come at an environmental price.
Some of the protesters in Qidong in Jiangsu province clashed with police and turned a patrol car on its side. After the protest Saturday, the Qidong government announced on its website that plans to build the water discharge project had been scrapped.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new report says this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an area of low oxygen that develops every spring and summer, is the fourth-smallest since measurements of the zones began in 1985.
The zone measured 2,889 square miles (7,483 square kilometers), according to the report released Friday by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.
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.