Environment

Some 40,000 people signed a petition condemning the removal of 1,000 historic oaks as “eco-cide.”
Fees on oil producers and petrochemical companies once funded toxic waste cleanups. Republicans let them expire in 1995. Democrats want them back.
“It’s a cataclysmic bill. To not pass this would be catastrophic,” one state senator told his colleagues on Tuesday.
A new proposal from an influential policy outfit outlines how the Biden administration could put 1.5 million Americans to work.
When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs legislation on Monday, New Mexico will be the seventh state since last November to legalize cannabis.
Without an eleventh-hour deal, the president faced a choice between green jobs in a battleground state and taking a tough stance on intellectual property.
One of the whales found washed up on the beach was struck by a ship, while the causes of death for the others is unknown.
The La Soufriere volcano covered parts of the Caribbean island in ash and forced thousands to evacuate.
Experts said the ash column at La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent rose more than 20,000 feet high.
The spectacular run of as many as 1,000 dolphins likely occurred as smaller pods merged in an area rich with food.