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California approves roadmap for carbon neutrality by 2045

California approves roadmap for carbon neutrality by 2045

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California air regulators voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambitious plan to dramatically reduce dependence on fossil fuels by changing practices in energy, transportation and agriculture, but critics say it doesn’t go far enough to tackle climate change. The plan aims to achieve so-called carbon neutrality by 2045, meaning the state …

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A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration declared the northern bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease. “White-nose syndrome is decimating cave bat species like the northern myotis at an unprecedented rate,” said Martha Williams, director of …

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Wildlife conference bolsters protection for sharks and turtles

Wildlife conference bolsters protection for sharks and turtles

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for shark species targeted in the fin trade and the dozens of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and …

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