Environment and nature

A mini soccer field being set up before a press conference on the 12 boys and coach realize from the hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 18, 2018 - 6:27 am
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Members of a Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue, and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk listens as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York. Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile. In a series of tweets late Tuesday, the Tesla CEO said he had "spoken in anger" on Sunday after diver Vern Unsworth accused Musk of orchestrating a "PR stunt" by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the soccer players and their coach from a cave. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 18, 2018 - 5:32 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so. There was no immediate public reaction to Musk's tweets from diver Vern Unsworth, who in colorful language in a...
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Banphot Konkum, an uncle who has raised Duangpetch Promthep, one of the rescued boys who was trapped in a flooded cave, speaks during an interview at his home in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday and to speak about their ordeal. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 18, 2018 - 3:38 am
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday and to speak about their ordeal. A news conference with the 12 boys and their coach was being arranged for the evening in the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team members eat a meal together at a hospital in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and to speak about their ordeal. (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 3:29 am
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday and to speak about their ordeal. A news conference with the 12 boys and their coach was being arranged for the evening in the...
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The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 18, 2018 - 2:50 am
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open. The blaze roaring...
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The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 17, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open. The blaze roaring...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean Line Energy Partners...
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July 17, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Another New Jersey casino has gone online. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations on Sunday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement completed testing and evaluating its systems and approved it to offer online gambling. Its site, www...
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July 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists no longer have to collect poop to get key data on the health of endangered right whales. A new study indicates that under the right conditions, scientist can get real-time hormonal data by collecting the spray from whales' blowholes. Researchers with the Anderson...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider. Industry backers say the rule would increase regulatory transparency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 17, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers in shaping protections for...
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