There have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year, mostly in the Amazon, and about half of which have ignited in just the past month. Some international leaders are raising the alarm.
The new rules would streamline the approval process for forest projects that are "essentially similar" to others that have already been analyzed under federal environmental law.
The Sunrise Movement is holding rallies and registering voters, aiming to boost turnout among young voters. For the first time, polls show climate change is a top priority for the party's base.
A Labor Department audit found no correlation between the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions and safety in mining operations.
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The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared to last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.
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China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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Groups are moving ahead with their legal case that claims a constitutional right to wilderness. A Portland judge rejected its arguments last month, but the group is appealing.
The webcam has been in operation at San Francisco State University since 1994. Now, its creators say they plan to sunset the Internet landmark by the end of the month.
Environmental and labor groups complain the cleanup should have begun sooner and are concerned about health risks in Paris.
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Sargassum, a stinky algae, is choking beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the ecosystem — and tourism. From fertilizer to food, locals are experimenting with new uses for it.
Warm temperatures have Californians again bracing for wildfires. But to better prepare, the residents of Ventura say they need a clearer picture of what went wrong in the destructive 2017 Thomas Fire.