Environment and nature

April 24, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been operating an outside consulting firm without proper approval from ethics officials, Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last year tapped EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino"...
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CORRECTS DATE PHOTO TAKEN - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo provided by conservation group Elephant Family, skin stripped off an elephant carcass lies in southern Ayerawady division, Myanmar. A report by the British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. (Klaus Reisinger/compass films via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia's wild herds than the ivory trade. The group Elephant Family says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar,...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 replacement (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Environmental and tribal groups are criticizing an administrative law judge's recommendation that Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court has said the federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided on Monday with a lawsuit brought last year by California, Maryland, New York,...
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April 23, 2018 - 8:10 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters say they may have found the remains of a schooner that went down in Lake Erie nearly two centuries ago. The National Museum of the Great Lakes says divers are hoping to take a closer look this summer to determine if it's indeed a sailing ship called the Lake...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Flint, Mich. resident LeeAnne Walters testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The woman who exposed the Flint, Michigan, lead disaster is among seven people around the world who are receiving the Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual award for grassroots environmental activists. Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, even as she confronted state regulators with bottles of brown water flowing from her kitchen tap. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 22, 2018 - 11:20 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. LeeAnne Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. Rick...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a news conference at the EPA in Washington, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standards. The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 22, 2018 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had conducted any recent business with EPA. A...
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April 21, 2018 - 9:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...
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April 20, 2018 - 7:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily. Attorneys for 13 groups on Friday asked a federal appeals court in Denver to block an order by a lower court that halted the regulation. The...
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Marion County Sheriff's Detectives John Lightle, left, and Sgt. Mike Mongeluzzo, right, escort a handcuffed and shackled Sky Bouche, 19, center, to a waiting patrol car, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. Bouche is the suspect in a shooting that occurred at Forest High School Friday morning. (Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 7:17 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. Nineteen-year-old suspect Sky Bouche...
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