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China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reigniting its panda diplomacy

China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reigniting its panda diplomacy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States after nearly all the iconic bears on loan to U.S.
India seeks to boost rooftop solar, especially for its remote areas

India seeks to boost rooftop solar, especially for its remote areas

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Just a few years ago, someone who wanted to install a rooftop solar connection in India faced getting multiple approvals, finding a reliable company to install the panels and spending heavily before seeing the first surge of c
To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Photographer Matt McDonald had lived on Puget Sound for years, but had never seen a whale, so he was elated when he spotted a giant marine mammal just off Seattle's waterfront one evening. The excitement was short-lived.
Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S.
Marine area larger than Lake Superior could soon be protected off Ontario's shores

Marine area larger than Lake Superior could soon be protected off Ontario's shores

A vast marine area off Ontario's north shores that's home to beluga whales and threatened polar bears could soon be protected, officials said Wednesday, as First Nations welcomed what was seen as a key step towards fulfilling a longstanding treaty pr
Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution “good neighbor” rule in 11 st
All oil and gas permits in B.C. waters are relinquished, say feds

All oil and gas permits in B.C. waters are relinquished, say feds

VICTORIA — The federal government says the final offshore oil and gas permits for Canada's West Coast have been relinquished.
A Colorado man is dead after a pet Gila monster bite

A Colorado man is dead after a pet Gila monster bite

A Colorado man has died after being bitten by his pet Gila monster in what would be a rare death by one of the desert lizards if the creature's venom turns out to have been the cause.

Another executive with Japan's top refiner is fired for sexual harassment as #MeToo awareness grows

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a renewable energy subsidiary of Japan's top refiner, Eneos Holdings, has been fired for sexual harassment, the companies announced Wednesday, as awareness of the #MeToo movement grows in the country.
Energy transition stocks get lots of love from investors, TSX Venture list shows

Energy transition stocks get lots of love from investors, TSX Venture list shows

CALGARY — Canadian-based mining companies that are betting on the global energy transition saw a surge of investor interest in 2023, according to the latest edition of the TSX Venture 50 list.
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