Environment and nature

CORRECTS TO STILL PHOTO - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, photo, people are evacuated through the floodwaters from a collapsed dam in southeastern Laos. Rescue efforts are ongoing in villages flooded after part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos. (Attapeu TV via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 4:59 am
PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers were searching Wednesday for villagers left missing when part of a newly built dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 19 people. More than 6,000 people lost their homes when the dam gave way on Monday, flooding...
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A burned house is seen in Agios Andreas, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 25, 2018 - 2:32 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue crews were searching through charred homes and cars for the missing after wildfires decimated seaside areas near the Greek capital, killing at least 74 people and sending thousands fleeing. There was no official indication Wednesday as to how many people might be...
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CORRECTS TO STILL PHOTO - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, photo, people on a boat are evacuated in the floodwaters from a collapsed dam in southeastern Laos. Rescue efforts are ongoing in villages flooded after part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos. (Attapeu TV via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 2:14 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Rescuers were searching Wednesday for villagers left missing when part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside. SK Engineering & Construction, one of two South Korean partners in the project, said in a statement...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:01 am
The U.S. government is seeking input about a draft of a new plan to identify ocean research needs following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap former President Barack Obama's ocean policy. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's National Science and Technology Council has...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:04 pm
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park has released the name of a man who died after falling about 300 feet (91 meters) while rappelling a popular rock climbing route. Park officials say 33-year-old Marco Dees, of New Paltz, New York and the Netherlands, fell Sunday on the...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks to EPA staff at EPA Headquarters in Washington. Wheeler says there should be a single national standard for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, speaking out as a showdown looms with California that could throw the car market into turmoil. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 24, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that the United States needs a single standard for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, signaling a possible showdown with California and other states that could throw the car market into turmoil. Andrew Wheeler...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, a plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun over unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif., near Yosemite National Park. California authorities will shut down Yosemite Valley for several days as crews try to stop a stubborn and growing wildfire from spreading into Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 24, 2018 - 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters try to corral a huge wildfire just to the west that has cast a smoky pall and...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is touting support from a key federal agency in its bid to protect its reservation lands. The Cape Cod tribe on Tuesday highlighted written testimony submitted to Congress by Bureau of Indian Affairs Acting Director Darryl LaCounte stating the...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after he treated his eyes for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — A dispute between Rhode Island landowners over a load of chicken manure that ruined a wedding has been settled. An attorney for Gerald Zarrella told WJAR-TV on Monday a settlement was being finalized, avoiding a trial that had been set to begin Tuesday. Zarrella filed a lawsuit...
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