Environmental activism

November 15, 2017 - 3:44 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn't notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that U.S. Steel asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential. Documents released by the University of Chicago's Abrams Environmental Law Clinic show...
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Members of The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna, attend the opening session of the 25th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Nations from around the Atlantic and Mediterranean are starting to assess how much more of the prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next years amid signs that stocks of the iconic fish are continuing to recover. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
November 14, 2017 - 9:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Nations fishing the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea have started assessing how much more prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next few years amid signs that stocks of the iconic fish are recovering. The 50-nation International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic...
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Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, front, arrives at the COP23 UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Schwarzenegger is attending a COP23 Presidency event on health and climate called 'Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement'. (AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing)
November 12, 2017 - 11:58 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution. Schwarzenegger spoke Sunday at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from around...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, traffic crowds a road in Moscow, Russia after a sunset as smoke billows from a power plant in background. The COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 10, 2017 - 2:11 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a global climate conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 7:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he will urge leaders at climate talks in Bonn to respond to the latest alarming data by further cutting emissions, helping countries respond to...
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FILE - This June 15, 2016, file photo shows a framed image of environmentalist Berta Caceres on a makeshift altar made in her honor during a demonstration outside Honduras' embassy, in Mexico City. An international team of lawyers charged Tuesday, Oct. 31 2017, that the killing of Caceres was the product of a coordinated plot that began four months earlier and suggested that leadership of a dam development company may have ordered her assassination. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
October 31, 2017 - 4:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An international team of lawyers said Tuesday that the 2016 killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres was the product of a coordinated plot that began four months earlier and suggested that leadership of a dam development company may have ordered her assassination...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil settled air pollution violations with the Trump administration by paying a $2.5 million civil penalty and promising to spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at several plants along the Gulf Coast. Federal officials said Tuesday that the settlement will prevent...
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October 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations. Sen. Edward Markey of...
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Insung Lee, program campaigner of Greenpeace, speaks during a press conference at Greenpeace office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The environmental group issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2017 - 4:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions...
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Member of the Texas Campaign for the Environment prepare to deliver over 2,300 letters from Texas families to the Environmental Protection Agency's Region VI office in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The letters are calling for saving federal cleanup programs under the Trump Administration. The EPA has approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 12, 2017 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has handed a rare victory to environmentalists, ordering two big corporations this week to pay $115 million to clean up a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Environmental...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, talks to a reporter after speaking at Whayne Supply in Hazard, Ky, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 09, 2017 - 3:36 pm
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. "The war on coal is over," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal...
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