Environment and nature

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 - 12:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer are set to announce plans on Wednesday to divest the...
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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 - 12:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of entities divesting themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) and Comptroller Scott Stringer are set to announce plans on...
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FILE - In this Jan 7, 2018, file photo, England's Joe Root drinks during a break in play against Australia during the fourth day of their Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. Roots was hospitalized with severe dehydration later Sunday, which was Sydney’s hottest day in almost 80 years with a high of 47.3 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit). The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in its annual climate statement on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, that 2017 was the nation’s hottest year since 1910. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
January 09, 2018 - 10:45 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia experienced its third hottest year on record in 2017, when surrounding high sea temperatures delivered a second consecutive summer of devastating coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said on Wednesday. Much of the World heritage-listed Great...
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FILE - In this Jan 7, 2018, file photo, England's Joe Root drinks during a break in play against Australia during the fourth day of their Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. Roots was hospitalized with severe dehydration later Sunday, which was Sydney’s hottest day in almost 80 years with a high of 47.3 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit). The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in its annual climate statement on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, that 2017 was the nation’s hottest year since 1910. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
January 09, 2018 - 10:22 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials says Australia has experienced its third hottest year on record in 2017, when surrounding high sea temperatures delivered a second consecutive summer of devastating coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Much of the World heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef...
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Cliven Bundy walks out of federal court with his wife Carol on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas, after a judge dismissed criminal charges against him and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 8:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents insisted Tuesday that it's up to the states, not the federal officials, how to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West. Some watching Cliven Bundy's case think his message...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers his State of the State Address in the House chambers on the opening day of the legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (Hali Tauxe/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said after a brief meeting with Scott at the Tallahassee airport that...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, greets Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 09, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday, ousting the controversial ministers of foreign affairs, defense and the environment in a move aimed at mending relations with partners in the European Union. Mateusz Morawiecki, who became prime minister in...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, greets Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 09, 2018 - 5:28 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday, ousting the controversial ministers of foreign affairs, defense and the environment in a move aimed at mending relations with partners in the European Union. Mateusz Morawiecki, who became prime minister in...
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French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Jan. 9, 2018. (ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 10:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — The presidents of China and France promised closer cooperation Tuesday on climate, counter-terrorism and other issues as their governments try to gain influence in a shifting global political landscape. President Emmanuel Macron's visit was billed as an effort to expand European ties...
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This Sept. 6, 2016, photo provided by Best Fur Friends Rescue, shows Dr. Bill Kinsinger, with Rascal, a dog from Fort Worth Animal Care & Control, in Gainesville, Texas. Official said Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, that Kinsinger, a doctor volunteering for a dog rescue operation who failed to land his small plane at an airport in Central Texas as planned and was later tracked by fighter jets flying over the Gulf of Mexico appeared unresponsive and may have been suffering from a lack of oxygen. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the plane kept flying and was last observed on radar 219 miles northwest of Cancun, Mexico, flying at 15,000 feet. Kinsinger took off from Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon after filing a flight plan to land in Georgetown, Texas. (Best Fur Friends Rescue via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 10:25 am
DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for an Oklahoma doctor who disappeared last week over the Gulf of Mexico while flying his small plane to collect a disabled dog in Texas. Authorities lost sight of Dr. Bill Kinsinger Jan. 3 as he flew toward the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico...
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