Environment and nature

January 07, 2018 - 1:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said Sunday. The missing — 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis — are all from the tanker Sanchi, which spilled oil...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
January 06, 2018 - 9:02 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based company...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 7:01 am
MAN ALLEGES BOBCAT ATTACK; CONDO OWNER SAYS IT WAS HOUSECAT TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez,...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
January 06, 2018 - 4:52 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after the plane's disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The U.S.-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
January 06, 2018 - 1:49 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean, the transport minister said Saturday. A U.S.-based company early this week dispatched the search vessel Seabed Constructor to look for debris...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
January 06, 2018 - 1:46 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. A U.S.-based company early this week dispatched a search vessel to look for debris in the southern Indian Ocean, 3 ½ years after the Boeing 777...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the Kulluk, the Shell floating drilling barge off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kiliuda Bay, as salvage teams conduct an in-depth assessment of its seaworthiness. Citing the disappointing results from an exploratory well in 2015, and challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory environment, Shell abandoned drilling in U.S. Arctic waters. The Trump administration is pursuing petroleum lease sales in Arctic waters but an analyst says potential bidders may find other areas more attractive. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
January 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to open America's oceans to petroleum drilling drew condemnation from West Coast and Florida governors but was welcomed in the state where most lease sales could be held. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent facing re-election this year,...
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January 05, 2018 - 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Producers Guild of America says it has chosen the horror film "Get Out" and producer-screenwriter-director Ava DuVernay for special honors. "Get Out," co-produced by Jordan Peele, was picked for the guild's Stanley Kramer Award. It's also among 11 nominees for the top film...
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Graphic shows number of sites removed from EPA’s National Priorities List of contaminated sites since 2001; 2c x 5 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 139 mm;
January 05, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the nation's most polluted places as a signature accomplishment in the Trump administration's effort to reduce the number of Superfund sites, even though records show the physical work was completed before...
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