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Bugged: Earth’s insect population shrinks 27% in 30 years

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) - The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers...

In Hawaii case, justices see broad reach of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they...

Supreme Court rejects EPA’s narrow view of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they...

Venezuela on agenda for Trump’s meeting with Brazil’s leader

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump would not commit Saturday to continue holding off on hitting Brazil with tariffs on imports of...

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) - Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt...

Minister: Brazil can’t stop deforestation without help

MADRID (AP) - Brazil can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country’s environment minister said at the United...

Brazil’s president criticizes DiCaprio over Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he...

Brazil’s president criticizes DiCaprio over Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he...

EasyJet says it will operate net-zero carbon flights

LONDON (AP) - European budget airline easyJet says it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting carbon emissions from...

Dutch construction workers protest environmental rules

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Thousands of Dutch construction workers converged on The Hague on Wednesday to protest restrictions they say are crippling their...