Environment and nature

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listens to a question during a media availability at the National Press Club, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 13, 2019 - 1:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — A carbon tax is part of the climate plan that Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is backing. He's the latest candidate to outline a plan to combat global warming. Along with the carbon tax, the former Colorado governor would spend $350 billion on green infrastructure...
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This Monday, June 10, 2019, photo shows the Big Cottonwood Creek, in the Big Cottonwood canyon, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating raging rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this winter was about 150 percent higher than the historical average and double the previous year, which was the driest on record dating back to 1874, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Large parts of the Salt Lake City metro area sits near the foothills of the towering Wasatch Range. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and...
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FILE-In this Feb. 12, 2014 file photo Bitcoin buttons are displayed on a table at the Inside Bitcoins conference in Berlin. Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as cities like Las Vegas or Hamburg. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
June 13, 2019 - 11:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — The virtual currency bitcoin is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as a city like Las Vegas or Hamburg and efforts to reduce its climate footprint should be considered, researchers said Thursday. A study by researchers at the Technical University of Munich and...
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People try to pull back a fishing boat that was carries away by waves on the Arabian Sea coast as others run to take shelter in Veraval, Gujarat, India, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, could glance the western state of Gujarat Thursday afternoon before returning to sea. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 13, 2019 - 3:59 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, wave and rain Thursday and was forecast to still bring dangerous weather even as it veered away from the western coast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, the season's second major...
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Pakistani fishermen boats are called back from the sea following a warning by authorities of Cyclone Vayu at Karachi harbor in Pakistan, Thursday, June 13, 2019. The meteorological department Thursday issued an alert, warning fishermen to avoid fishing in the Arabian sea this week as the Cyclone Vayu could cause rough conditions in the sea. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
June 13, 2019 - 3:16 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Vayu (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. Authorities say a very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu has jogged...
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People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat, India, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, could glance the western state of Gujarat Thursday afternoon before returning to sea. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 13, 2019 - 2:50 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — Authorities evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall on Thursday as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind,...
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People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat, India, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 13, 2019 - 2:02 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — Authorities evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall on Thursday as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind,...
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This Tuesday, June 11, 2019, photo shows the raging waters in the Big Cottonwood Creek, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this winter was about 150 percent higher than the historical average and double the previous year, which was the driest on record dating back to 1874, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Large parts of the Salt Lake City metro area sits near the foothills of the towering Wasatch Range. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 13, 2019 - 12:57 am
DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and...
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A waves crashes as people stand on boats on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat, India, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 13, 2019 - 12:56 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, could...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, along the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration. Independence Day is just over three weeks away, and nobody in Washington seems to know exactly what the July 4 celebrations in the nation’s capital will look like. President Donald Trump has stated he wants to reshape the annual event into a “Salute to America” that would feature Trump himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 12, 2019 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered around the...
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