Environment and nature

January 10, 2018 - 6:55 pm
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in an upstate New York village have voted to sue two companies for costs related to tainted drinking water. An attorney for Hoosick Falls says the village voted Tuesday to sue Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International after failed negotiation...
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FILE- This May 16, 2015, file photo shows oil drillings offshore of a service pier in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California near Carpinteria. Opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The plan could open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades. The Channel is one of those areas that could open up. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)
January 10, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition to the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday as Democrats from coastal states accused President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asked to withdraw his state from the plan...
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This 2012 photo provided by Raechel Running shows her father, photographer John Running, left, with Jones Benally at their family photo studio in Flagstaff, Ariz. Running died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, of complications from a brain tumor, said his daughter Raechel. He was 77. (Raechel Running via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 6:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs of people across the Colorado Plateau and the world has died. John Running died Sunday of complications from a brain tumor at his Flagstaff home, said his daughter, Raechel Running. He was 77...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks to a reporter during an interview, in Columbia, S.C. McMaster told reporters Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, that he is seeking an exemption from the Trump administration's offshore drilling expansion. (AP Photo/Seanna Adcox, File)
January 10, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition to the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday as Democrats from coastal states accused President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asked to withdraw his state from the plan...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, Robert "Bob" Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. In the early days of the Trump administration, Murray, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of key environmental and mine safety regulations he claimed would help revive the struggling mining industry. A review by The Associated Press of that March 1, 2017, plan shows Murray, an early Trump campaign supporter, has gotten about half the items on his wish list. Still others, such as eliminating federal tax credits for wind turbines and solar panels, failed to win approval in Congress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 10, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We have listed our suggested actions in order of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, Robert "Bob" Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. In the early days of the Trump administration, Murray, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of key environmental and mine safety regulations he claimed would help revive the struggling mining industry. A review by The Associated Press of that March 1, 2017, plan shows Murray, an early Trump campaign supporter, has gotten about half the items on his wish list. Still others, such as eliminating federal tax credits for wind turbines and solar panels, failed to win approval in Congress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 10, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We have listed our suggested actions in order of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 10, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Norway's prime minister told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that her country remains committed to the Paris climate agreement, making the business case of the "green economy" to the real estate developer-turned president. Prime Minister Erna Solberg noted that many Norwegians...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a man watches a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. New York City officials say they will begin the process of dumping about $5 billion in pension fund investments in fossil fuel companies, including BP, because of environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
January 10, 2018 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds. Democratic Mayor...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., center, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats say they’re shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats from coastal states accused the Trump administration of punishing states with Democratic leaders after the administration said it would block oil drilling off Florida's coast following objections from that state's Republican governor. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of...
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In this 2014 photo provided by Joshua Daskin, a hippopotamus charges into the waters of Lake Urema, in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Although some animals are killed in the crossfire or by mines, war primarily changes social and economic conditions in a way that make it tough on animals, said study co-author Rob Pringle, an ecologist at Princeton University. Gorongosa's hippos and other wildlife were devastated by civil war in the 1980s and 90s, but have recovered dramatically over the past decade thanks to a pioneering effort by the Mozambican Government to enlist conservationists, scientists, and local communities in ecological restoration. (Joshua Daskin via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — War is hell for wildlife, too. A new study finds that wartime is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinos, hippos and other large animals. The researchers analyzed how decades of conflict in Africa have affected populations of large animals. More than 70 percent of Africa'...
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