Environment and nature

April 24, 2020 - 3:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French government announced a “historic” 7-billion-euro ($7.6-billion) aid package Friday to rescue Air France, whose planes have been largely grounded by virus lockdowns around the world. The Dutch government also was expected to announce an aid package for Air France’s Dutch...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 and provide by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute show the German Arctic research vessel Polarstern in the ice next to a research camp Ocean City in the Arctic region. Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Ocean Research says the expedition ship RV Polarstern will leave its position in the high Arctic for three weeks to rendezvous with two vessels bringing fresh supplies and crew. (Michael Gutsche/Alfred-Wegner-Institut via AP)
April 24, 2020 - 9:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Organizers of a year-long international Arctic science expedition say they have found a way to keep going despite difficulties caused by the pandemic lockdown, but it will require a three-week break in the mission. Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Ocean Research said...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, attendees take photos of the E-SEED electric concept car during a press conference by Chinese automaker BYD at the China Auto Show in Beijing. China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model. Subsidies and tax breaks that were due to end this year will be extended by two years in response to “an accumulation of unfavorable factors” including the virus, the Finance Ministry said Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
April 24, 2020 - 1:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model. Subsidies and tax breaks that were due to end this year will be extended by two years in response to “an accumulation of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plays in an NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
April 23, 2020 - 10:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Because of Tua Tagovailoa’s ability, the Miami Dolphins were willing to gamble on his durability. The Dolphins made the Alabama quarterback the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday, and hope he can become a franchise quarterback and the centerpiece of their rebuilding effort...
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April 23, 2020 - 3:53 pm
Can I get the coronavirus from my pet? There's no evidence pets are spreading the virus to people. However, there have been a few cases worldwide where animals likely got the virus from humans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A 4-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, now Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is interviewed on stage at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration on Thursday, April 23, 2020, urged government intervention to rescue U.S. uranium mining and nuclear fuel industries in a tough global marketplace, from making it easier to mine public lands out West to blocking some imports of foreign nuclear fuel. Brouillette said the United States risked losing position in the industry globally, costing it leverage when it comes to encouraging safe nuclear use around the world. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
April 23, 2020 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday urged government intervention to rescue U.S. uranium mining and nuclear fuel industries in a tough global marketplace, from making it easier to mine public lands out West to blocking some imports of foreign nuclear fuel. The recommendations,...
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This image shows the 17 new journalists joining the Associated Press in a partnership with Report for America to boost the news agency's statehouse coverage. Seen are from top L-R: Farnoush Amiri, Bryan Anderson, Cedar Attanasio, Sara Cline, Acacia Coronado, Sophia Eppolito. Middle L-R: Camille Fassett, Andrew Tsubasa Field, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, Mohamed Ibrahim, Michelle Liu, Samuel Metz. Bottom L-R: Anna Nichols, Patty Nieberg, Iris Samuels, Casey Smith, Leah Willingham. The journalists will cover beats including climate change, public health policy, infrastructure and voting security. They will help enhance statewide elections coverage and help chronicle the state economic and policy decisions that are being developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo)
April 23, 2020 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and Report for America are hiring 17 journalists to boost the AP's statehouse coverage. The journalists will cover beats including climate change, public health policy, infrastructure and voting security. They will help enhance statewide coverage of elections...
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A sign in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York City, reminds people to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
April 22, 2020 - 6:44 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — AP Exclusive: ER staff saves lives, suffers in hot...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Al Gore speaks at Fordham University in New York. Gore endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, declaring that choosing the presumptive Democratic nominee over President Donald Trump is “not rocket science” and “not a close call.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 22, 2020 - 12:40 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore, now one of the world's leading climate activists, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Wednesday, declaring that choosing the presumptive Democratic nominee over President Donald Trump is “not rocket science” and “not a close call.” “This is the...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, shows the Spencer Dam near Spencer, Neb., in November 2013, top, when it was holding back water on the Niobrara River and again in March 2019, after the dam failed during a flood. The dam that collapsed under pressure from an icy flood had a history of unaddressed ice issues and had no formal emergency plan because regulators wrongly assumed that no one would die if it failed, according a report released Tuesday April, 21, 2020. (Nebraska Department of Natural Resources via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 5:04 pm
A Nebraska dam that collapsed under pressure from an icy flood had a history of unaddressed ice problems and had no formal emergency plan because regulators wrongly assumed that no one would die if it failed, according a report released Tuesday. However, the investigation concluded there was...
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