- AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to forest-saving plan
NEW YORK (AP) — Brazil's environment minister says her country will not sign on to a global anti-deforestation initiative being unveiled at the U.N. climate summit.
- Reno air improves after dense smoke advisory
RENO, Nev. (AP) — For the first time since a smoky haze drifted into western Nevada more than a week ago from a huge California wildfire nearly 100 miles away, the National Weather Service issued a "dense smoke advisory" for Reno and Lake Tahoe on Monday before shifting winds pushed the worst of it back west across the Sierra.
- 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.
- Yellowstone mulls upgrades to Grand Canyon trails
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials are considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails on the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
- Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.
- Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.
- Detroit tells judge: We can't give away free water
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be "very devastating" to the bottom line.
- Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany-area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York.
- Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.
- Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young mountain lion was let go back into the wild Monday a day after roaming into a Salt Lake City neighborhood and forcing dozens of families to stay inside their homes for nearly five hours.
- Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn't putting anyone at ease.
- Maine candidates spar over environmental policy
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Monday launched an attack on the environmental records of his opponents, who quickly rebutted the independent candidate's statements in a flare up on the campaign trail.
- Crews work to clear debris from Shasta mudslide
MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.
- Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.
- Iowa DNR: Wastewater discharges near lake
DEXTER, Iowa (AP) — About 1,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged near a lake in Guthrie County, according to state officials.