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Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 04:36 AM EDT

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Fridays for Future school strikes — a movement led largely by teenage girls — has eclipsed the quiet, solitary protests started by its founder, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, in August 2018. Now upward of...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:29 PM EDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:52 AM EDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 09:57 PM EDT

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians,...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 05:52 PM EDT

Killer Hallucinogenic Weed Blooms in Manhattan

Killer Hallucinogenic Weed Blooms in Manhattan

If you happened to come across a plant with trumpet-shaped flowers inside a concrete median strip along a bike lane on the Upper West Side you may have thought nothing of the unassuming plant. But, be warned --...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 09:45 PM EDT

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 03:24 PM EDT

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy efficient light bulbs, a set of rules that could lead to increased green house gas emissions that accelerate...

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 08:05 PM EDT

Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

"Without smoke, there's no progress," said the Amazon rancher in a torn straw hat and cowboy boots caked in red dirt. The rancher, 75-year-old Antonio Lopes da Silva, was talking about the fires that have swept...

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Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina
Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina

A child has died after the boat he and seven other people were on started taking on water Friday, sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.

Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk
Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk

It’s a nightmare every New Yorker has: Walking along a city sidewalk when suddenly falling through a manhole, subway grate, cellar door — or in this case, a hole in the ground.

3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway
3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway

Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash on New Jersey's Interstate 80 that shut down traffic for hours early Friday, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic ahead of the morning rush.

Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road
Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road

A man possibly trying to escape attackers jumped out of a car and tried to run on a New Jersey street, then apparently was caught and murdered, his body left in the middle of the road, a law enforcement...

NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk
NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk

The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica...

Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD
Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD

Police shot and killed a suspect they pulled over during a traffic stop near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, the NYPD said Thursday night.