Environment and nature

February 01, 2018 - 11:02 am
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access to the shoreline and end some shore towns' long history of trying to keep outsiders off their beaches. State lawmakers have introduced a new beach access bill that...
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February 01, 2018 - 10:51 am
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access to the shoreline. State lawmakers have introduced a new beach access bill that writes the Public Trust Doctrine — guaranteeing public access to waterways — into law...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks water during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey. The European Union said Thursday Feb.1, 2018, the rules governing water quality will change to improve access to drinking water and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 10:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc's 28 countries to improve access to...
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February 01, 2018 - 8:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc's 28 countries to improve access to...
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February 01, 2018 - 7:57 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's remaining white farmers will now get 99-year land leases according to a new government policy that marks a dramatic change from widespread evictions of whites from farms. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is breaking away from the seizure of thousands of white-owned...
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FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia. Gambia's new president has said that economic recovery will take time after the West African nation's former leader left it in tatters, and the government is working to restore confidence with its residents and development partners. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:00 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was "like carrying a mountain" and that stabilizing the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatters. In an interview with The Associated Press, President Adama Barrow said the government of this...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 file photo, Grant Davis, director of the Dept. of Water Resources, center, discusses the results of the first snow survey of the season at the nearly snow barren Phillips Station snow course, near Echo Summit, Calif. California’s water managers are carrying out their mid-winter snowpack survey Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, as the winter’s dry spell persists. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 01, 2018 - 2:17 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid record-setting heat in the state's south, California's water managers will measure the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies water to millions. Department of Water Resources officials will trek to the mountains Thursday to check the snow depth, one gauge of the state's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 file photo, Grant Davis, director of the Dept. of Water Resources, center, discusses the results of the first snow survey of the season at the nearly snow barren Phillips Station snow course, near Echo Summit, Calif. California’s water managers are carrying out their mid-winter snowpack survey Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, as the winter’s dry spell persists. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 01, 2018 - 2:12 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid record-setting heat in the state's south, California's water managers will measure the snowpack so far this winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains, which supplies water to millions. Department of Water Resources officials will trek to the mountains Thursday to check the...
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February 01, 2018 - 12:06 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Government trustees assessing harm to the Hudson River from PCB pollution say water contamination levels were sometimes hundreds of times higher than state and federal thresholds. The Hudson River Natural Resources Trustees reported Wednesday that poly-chlorinated biphenyls were...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, veteran spy Hoang Thi No holds up a photo of all-female "Perfume River squad" in Hue, Vietnam. Vietnam on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, a tactical setback for the northern troops but a strategic turning point of the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
February 01, 2018 - 12:04 am
HUE, Vietnam (AP) — As a 19-year-old scout and spy for the communist forces in South Vietnam, Hoang Thi No remembers the determination and spirit of her 11-member team of young women who took part in the audacious Tet Offensive that turned the tide of the Vietnam War 50 years ago. "If we didn't...
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