Environment and nature

This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 8:27 am
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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February 10, 2018 - 7:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level on Saturday following a significant decrease in activity and said thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home. More than 140,000...
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February 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level and say thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home. More than 140,000 people fled the area around the mountain after its...
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A man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 8:25 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Olympics says another 11 people have been diagnosed with norovirus. That brings the total to 139 since Feb. 1. Seven of the new cases are at a youth...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 1:41 pm
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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This undated photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Ariz., shows condom packages designed by Lori Lieber from the center's "Endangered Species Condoms" series, featuring rhyming maxims and Shawn DiCriscio's illustrations of animal species threatened by population growth. As part of the center's "Pillow Talk" program, hundreds of the condoms will be distributed for free during evening Valentine's Day events for adults on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. (Center for Biological Diversity via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 11:04 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day. The Center for Biological Diversity is handing out endangered species condoms at the Carnegie Science Center's adults-only Valentine's event Friday in Pittsburgh. The...
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February 09, 2018 - 9:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the bipartisan budget deal approved by Congress will help an upstate New York fuel cell company. The Democrat says the budget deal will retroactively reinstate and extend a 30 percent investment tax credit for fuel cells. Schumer says that will allow...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, motorists are clogged with heavy traffic on a city ring road in Beijing. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 sales of sedans, SUVs and minivans rose 10.7 percent from a year earlier to 2.4 million. Total vehicle sales including trucks and buses rose 13.6 percent to 2.7 million. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
February 09, 2018 - 2:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales growth rebounded in January into positive territory, boosted by strong demand for SUVs, an industry group reported Friday. Sales of sedans, SUVs and minivans rose 10.7 percent from a year earlier to 2.4 million, recovering from December's 0.7 percent contraction,...
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February 08, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police and forest rangers are searching Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who was last seen by his skiing party Wednesday afternoon. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the Whiteface ski center, is...
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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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