Cultural preservation

FILE - In this March 24 , 2017 file photo, a bison stands among fir trees that have been logged, in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. The European Union’s top advocate says Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, that Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe’s last pristine forests. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, File)
February 20, 2018 - 7:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top advocate said Tuesday that Poland has broken environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests. The opinion by Advocate General Yves Bot could bring a ruling from the EU's Court of Justice against Poland's...
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This undated photo released by Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), shows divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution. (Jan Arild Aaserud/Great Mayan Aquifer Project-INAH via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:32 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave...
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This undated photo released by Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), shows divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution. (Jan Arild Aaserud/Great Mayan Aquifer Project-INAH via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:09 pm
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The summer home of the late billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller on Maine's Mount Desert Island has sold for $19 million. The real estate company that handled the sale declined on Thursday to identify the buyer, who paid the asking price. A limited-liability...
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February 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A policy intended to protect against the illegal trade of ivory has prompted an online sales website to cancel accounts held by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their artwork. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan asked the chief executive officer of Etsy to reconsider...
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File - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the fountains of Bellagio erupt along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. The union representing hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a 'panic button' as part of their new contracts. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the request to the bargaining table next month on behalf of 14,000 housekeepers who work on the Las Vegas Strip and the destination's downtown area. The push comes amid the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment and is in line with ordinances recently approved in other cities. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 24, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a "panic button" as it begins negotiating new contracts amid the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the...
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File - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the fountains of Bellagio erupt along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. The union representing hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a 'panic button' as part of their new contracts. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the request to the bargaining table next month on behalf of 14,000 housekeepers who work on the Las Vegas Strip and the destination's downtown area. The push comes amid the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment and is in line with ordinances recently approved in other cities. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 24, 2018 - 4:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a "panic button" as it begins negotiating new contracts amid the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the...
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Town Manager Tom Kawczynski sits in the Jackman, Maine, town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, before a select board meeting over his publicly espoused white separatist views. The Jackman Select Board voted unanimously to dismiss him, announcing the decision after a closed-door executive session with Kawczynski, who had been the town's top administrator since June. (Jake Bleiberg/The Bangor Daily News via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 1:32 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A northern Maine town manager who espoused white separatist views was fired on Tuesday and is getting $30,000 for agreeing not to sue the town. The selectmen in the rural town of Jackman announced the decision after a closed-door executive session with Tom Kawczynski, the...
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December 29, 2017 - 3:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay says she has received Israel's official letter announcing its exit from the U.N. cultural body. Israel previously said it intended to leave the Paris-based agency, citing "systematic attacks on the Jewish state." Azoulay said in a statement on Friday she...
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December 22, 2017 - 2:03 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has announced it is leaving UNESCO citing the U.N. cultural agency's "systematic attacks" on the Jewish state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Friday that the decision was based on the organization's "attempts to disconnect Jewish history from the land of...
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