Environment and nature

FILE-In this March 21, 2018 file photo shows the logo of German car manufacturer BMW visible at the headquarters in Munich, Germany. German automaker BMW said Tuesday that its first quarter profit sagged by 74 percent as earnings were hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 07, 2019 - 5:35 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW lost money making cars in the first quarter as its automotive division was hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories. The fine and investment...
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May 07, 2019 - 5:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought. In a new report launched...
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From left, Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stand for a group photo, during the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 5:21 am
ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to talk about climate change. Nor to agree on a text that mentions it. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit...
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FILE-In this March 21, 2018 file photo shows the logo of German car manufacturer BMW visible at the headquarters in Munich, Germany. German automaker BMW said Tuesday that its first quarter profit sagged by 74 percent as earnings were hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 07, 2019 - 5:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW lost money making cars in the first quarter as its automotive division was hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories. The fine and investment...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media on the sidelines of the Arctic Council ministers' working dinner at the Arktikum museum in Rovaniemi, Finland, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/Pool Photo via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 4:52 am
ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. Nor to agree a text that mentions it. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit rather...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media on the sidelines of the Arctic Council ministers' working dinner at the Arktikum museum in Rovaniemi, Finland, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/Pool Photo via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 4:05 am
ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis to mitigate. That...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media on the sidelines of the Arctic Council ministers' working dinner at the Arktikum museum in Rovaniemi, Finland, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/Pool Photo via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 3:51 am
ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis to mitigate. That...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft stands during her swearing in ceremony in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds in Washington. Three Democratic senators are calling on President’s Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nation to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Craft, who was nominated to the U.N. post last week, has invested more than $60 million in oil companies and other fossil fuel interests. Her husband, Joe Craft, is CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, one of the largest U.S. coal producers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Kelly Craft, who was nominated as U.S. ambassador to...
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May 06, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that it has picked the University of Rhode Island as the home of a new institute for ocean exploration. NOAA said URI will host its Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute and Titanic discoverer Robert...
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This May 3, 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a close-up image of a red-legged frog released on Friday May 3, 2019 in Cooks Meadow in Yosemite Valley. Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence. (Al Golub/Yosemite Conservancy/National Park Service via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence. Ecologists this spring found clusters of eggs in meadows and ponds, proof of the first breeding by the frogs in Yosemite since 2017, when adult red-legged...
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