Biden moves on drilling in Alaska, TikTok tests young voters

Biden moves on drilling in Alaska, TikTok tests young voters

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s recent moves to pressure TikTok over its Chinese ownership and approve oil drilling in an undeveloped area of ​​Alaska are testing the loyalty of young voters, a group that has largely been in its corner. Youth turnout has surged in all three elections since Donald Trump was elected … Read more

A 5,000-mile belt of algae is heading towards Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 5,000-mile belt of algae lurking in the Atlantic Ocean is expected to spill onto beaches in the Caribbean Sea, southern Florida and the Yucatán Peninsula in the coming months. Mexico. The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt – as the biomass that stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico is called … Read more

Residents sue Louisiana Parish to stop polluting factories

Residents of a Louisiana parish located in the heart of a cluster of polluting petrochemical plants filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday raising allegations of civil rights, environmental justice and religious freedom violations. The lawsuit names St. James Parish as a defendant and says the parish council approved the construction of several factories in two … Read more

Struggle for science blocks key UN climate report

BERLIN (AP) — The release of a major new UN report on climate change is being delayed by a battle between rich and developing nations over emissions targets and financial aid to vulnerable nations. The report by hundreds of the world’s top scientists was due to be endorsed by government delegations on Friday at the … Read more

Mormon church donates water to boost imperiled Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY – Donate a small reservoir’s worth of water rights to Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Replace grass with rocks and water landscaping around carefully maintained churches. Reduce water consumption by more than a third outside the Temple Square headquarters in Salt Lake City. These are among the actions The Utah-based Church of Jesus … Read more

A train carrying corn syrup is derailed in Arizona; no injuries

TOPOCK, Ariz. (AP) — A freight train carrying corn syrup — not hazardous materials — derailed in western Arizona, near the state’s border with California and Nevada, has declared BNSF Railway. Railroad spokeswoman Lena Kent said there were no injuries in the derailment near Topock and, according to preliminary reports, no hazardous materials were involved. … Read more

Storms end Southern California water restrictions for 7 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s atmospheric 11th River left the storm-soaked state on Wednesday, bringing flooded roads, landslides and toppled trees to the southern part of the state, as well as anti-rainfall. -drought which meant the end of water restrictions for nearly 7 million people. Even as residents struggled to clean up before the next … Read more

Biden endorses controversial Alaska oil project, angering environmentalists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it was approving a massive oil drilling project on Alaska’s oil-rich North Slope, a major environmental decision. by President Joe Biden who drew swift condemnation as running counter to its promises to slow climate change. The announcement came a day after the administration, in a move the … Read more

As Atmospheric River Emerges, New Storm Threatens California

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wet and miserable weather continued across huge swathes of California on Sunday as an atmospheric river that caused extensive flooding flowed east as a new storm threatened another onslaught of rain, snow and gusty winds on Monday. The National Weather Service said the next system could worsen severe flooding that has … Read more