NAIROBI — African countries plan to call on the United Nations to declare a global climate emergency, among a set of demands to be presented at a climate summit in New York on Monday organized by the U.N. chief.
MANCHESTER — Notables from New Hampshire sports, politics and media Monday lent their star power to an eight-stop, 250-mile rally the length of the state to promote awareness of the growing access for electric vehicles.
CONCORD — Jack Savage, a leading voice in the fight against the Northern Pass project, has been named president of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Savage has been vice president of the society for 14 years.
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — The U.S. humanitarian response in islands devastated by Hurricane Dorian has shifted into a new phase as desperate survivors flee the worst-hit areas of the Bahamas for towns and cities that were largely spared.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation of four leading automakers over an agreement they forged with the state of California to maintain higher fuel efficiency standards than those sought by President Donald Trump’s administration, escalating the stake…
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and stood in line for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated parts of the Bahamas.
NASSAU, Bahamas — Emergency responders staged overnight search-and-rescue operations on the island of Grand Bahama, but larger-scale efforts remained hampered as nearly stalled Hurricane Dorian continued to pummel the northern Bahamas for a third punishing day.
Hurricane Dorian is taking extreme to the next level. With sustained winds of 185 mph Sunday afternoon and evening, the Category 5 storm has risen to the top of the charts among the most powerful tropical systems ever observed in the Atlantic Ocean.
DURHAM — The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration got a first-hand look Thursday at the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire, which was recently awarded a $107.9 million contract — the largest NASA contract in the university’s history.
President Donald Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico and its politicians on Wednesday, calling the U.S. territory “one of the most corrupt places on earth” as it braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian with near-hurricane force.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic braced for tropical storm Dorian on Tuesday as it churned west-northwest, with officials cautioning that it could approach hurricane-strength on Wednesday after blowing over Barbados.
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s president Tuesday retreated from his country’s initial rejection of a $22.2 million package from the Group of Seven nations to help fight fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.
Michael and Larissa Hoult were sailing from the Vava’u islands of Tonga to Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean when they saw it — a “total rock rubble slick” extending for miles around them. The rocks, some the size of marbles and others as big as basketballs, bumped against their boat and clogg…
BIARRITZ, France/SAO PAULO — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist.
BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO — Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest.
LOS ANGELES — Earth Alliance, an environmental initiative backed by Leonardo DiCaprio, has committed $5 million toward the preservation of the Amazon rainforest following an alarming surge in wildfires.
Eliminating or reducing the use of plastic straws is one way restaurants are looking to woo environmentally-conscious customers and one New Hampshire restaurant chain has become the latest entrant into that trend.
SALEM — American Building Solutions, the new owner of 45 Maclarnon Road, on Friday started removing the thousands of inkjet printers and boxes strewn across the property, to the delight of long-suffering neighbors who’ve been looking at the junk pile more than a year.
Work is nearly complete on a $2.9 million upgrade to the town’s wastewater treatment plant that will improve its processing and allow the town to increase the amount of revenue-generating septage it takes from septic service companies.
MANCHESTER — Members of Congress from two states, federal, state and local environmental stewards got a progress report Wednesday about the ambitious, expensive campaign to one day end the discharge of untreated sewage into the Merrimack River.