Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions

Created in 1872 as the United States was recovering from the Civil War, Yellowstone was the first of the national parks that came to be referred to as America’s best idea. Now, the home to gushing geysers, thundering waterfalls and some of the country’s most plentiful and diverse wildlife is facing its biggest challenge in … Read more

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

National Disaster Response Force NDRF personnel rescue residents from flood affected areas in Guwahati, city of India’s northeastern state of Assam, June 14, 2022. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes … Read more

UN chief slams new fossil fuel funding

In remarks delivered to the Austrian World Summit in Vienna via video, Antonio Guterres issued a sobering assessment of the planet’s prospects. “Most national climate pledges are simply not good enough,” he said. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images News | Getty Images The UN Secretary General has slammed new funding for fossil fuel exploration, … Read more

US Boosts Biofuel Quotas as Gasoline Prices Surge

The value of RINs, the tradable credits used to fulfill the quotas, softened slightly during Friday’s trading session, in part because of that reduction for advanced biofuels, said Mario Lopez, an analyst at consultancy Energy Aspects. Overall, the final requirements will deepen a deficit in credits tracking ethanol consumption and should push prices higher, Lopez … Read more

Southern California water restrictions start today amid drought

Paul Ramirez, 54, waters the front lawn at his home on St. Louis St. in Boyle Heights, as his dog Bandit, a 2 year old Yorkshire terrier, jumps for joy. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Unprecedented restrictions on outdoor water use go into effect on Wednesday for more than 6 million … Read more

Hurricane Agatha aims at Mexico tourist zone

A general view of the Bahia Principal as Hurricane Agatha moves toward the southern coast of Mexico, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Mexico, May 30, 2022. Jose De Jesus Cortes | Reuters Bands of rain and gusty winds lashed Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Monday as the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season progressed slowly … Read more