Environment and nature

Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 9:18 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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FILE - In this July 1998 file photo, traffic drives toward downtown Los Angeles on the 110 freeway as a curtain of smog shrouds the skyline. California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
July 11, 2018 - 8:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday. The California Air Resources Board announced...
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FIE - In this Dec. 31, 2014, file photo, the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains provide a backdrop to the downtown Los Angeles skyline as seen from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills. California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
July 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday. The California Air Resources Board announced...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say California greenhouse gas emissions have fallen below 1990 levels, putting the state well on its way toward meeting long-term goals to fight climate change. The state Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that pollution levels are down 13 percent since their 2004...
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In this image made from video, released by the Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, three of the 12 boys are seen recovering in their hospital beds after being rescued along with their coach from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. (Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign Wednesday from their beds in a hospital isolation ward where they are recovering from the...
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July 11, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PULASKI, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man got a rude awakening when a large snake fell from his bedroom ceiling and landed on him while he slept. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday that one of its officers responded to a call on June 29 from a man who says a snake...
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In this image made from video, released by the Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, three of the 12 boys are seen recovering in their hospital beds after being rescued along with their coach from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. (Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 3:57 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign Wednesday from their beds in a hospital isolation ward where they are recovering from the 18-day...
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July 11, 2018 - 2:30 pm
PULASKI, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man got a rude awakening when a large snake fell from his bedroom ceiling and landed on him while he slept. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday that one of its officer responded to a call on June 29 from a man who said a snake...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo provided by Zhaoyu Zhu shows a stone flake that was found in an archaeological site in the Loess Plateau in China. In a report released on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, scientists believe stone tools like this could have belonged to our evolutionary forerunners that lived 2.1 million years ago. (Zhaoyu Zhu via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought. Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside Africa came from 1.8 million-year-old artifacts and skulls found in the Georgian...
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U.S. Air Force Master Sargent Derek Anderson talks about the risky operation of extracting the trapped boys and their soccer coach to Associated Press during an exclusive interview in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Andersen explained the long challenging dives the boys had to endure in zero visibility through long narrow passageways to exit the flooded cave after being trapped for 18 days. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 11, 2018 - 8:55 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour. In places, they were put into harnesses and high-lined across rocky caverns, said a leader of the U.S. contingent involved in the operation, calling it a "once in a lifetime...
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