Environment and nature

December 19, 2017 - 5:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking a federal agency to stop a railroad company from mothballing unused rail cars in the Adirondack Park. The Democrat announced Tuesday that the Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a petition to the Surface Transportation Board seeking to...
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This June 18, 2017, photo provided by Nils Ribi Photography shows the Milky Way over the Smoky Mountains in central Idaho. A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. (Nils Ribi Photography via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 4:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile (3,600-square-kilometer) Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. The sparsely...
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This photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, shows a new baby bongo at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center on the morning of Dec. 11, 2017, the first animal to be conceived and born at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. The birth occurred just months after its first animals arrived at the West Bank campus of the Audubon Species Survival Center in Lower Coast Algiers, La., (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans. The 46-pound female is from a highly endangered antelope subspecies. It's the first calf conceived at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. Curator Michelle Hatwood says...
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December 19, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SCOTLAND, Conn. (AP) — Residents of the rural town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the United Kingdom country of the same name. The Scottish land preservation company Highland Titles said Tuesday it's gifting all 1,694 residents 1 square foot (0.09 square meters) of land...
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In this undated photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an endangered Asian giant softshell turtle is seen near a nest of eggs on a sandbar in the Mekong river between Kratie and Stung Treng, northeastern Cambodia. Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian turtle eggs in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life were also discovered in the greater Mekong region. (Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 1:33 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian giant softshell turtle on a Mekong River sandbar in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life have been discovered in the greater Mekong region. The New York-based...
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President Donald Trump speaks on national security Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Washington. Trump says his new national security strategy puts "America First." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 18, 2017 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of the "America first" world view he laid out in his new National Security Strategy. The document depicts...
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President Donald Trump speaks on national security Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Washington. Trump says his new national security strategy puts "America First." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 18, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared a new national security strategy on Monday, stressing the "America first" message of his 2016 campaign and faulting previous U.S. leaders for failing to measure up to it and look out for the nation's citizens. "Our leaders engaged in nation building...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One in Washington, to spend the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, Trump is poised to outline his national security vision, one that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War. The Republican president, who ran on a platform of "America First," will detail his plans Monday, ones that if fully implemented could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 18, 2017 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States' relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his "America First" mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One in Washington, to spend the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, Trump is poised to outline his national security vision, one that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War. The Republican president, who ran on a platform of "America First," will detail his plans Monday, ones that if fully implemented could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One in Washington, to spend the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, Trump is poised to outline his national security vision, one that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War. The Republican president, who ran on a platform of "America First," will detail his plans Monday, ones that if fully implemented could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 18, 2017 - 5:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that...
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