Environment

Flash flood water blackened by ash and debris from the Holy Fire rushes along Trabuco Creek and under Trabuco Canyon Road in Trabuco Canyon, Calif., on Thursday morning, November 29, 2018. Orange County authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation Thursday of Trabuco Canyon (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 6:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to quickly deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stranded in vehicles after a downpour near the Paradise area, officials said. It was not clear how many people were trapped...
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A man and a woman walk in the rain past a holiday ornament Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in San Francisco. A storm moving into California on Thursday brought rain that threatened to unleash debris flows in wildfire burn areas and snow that could cause travel problems in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 29, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to quickly deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stranded in vehicles after a downpour near the Paradise area, officials said. It was not clear how many people were trapped...
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November 29, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the multibillion-dollar farm bill after months of contentious talks. The tentative deal scraps a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump that would have added new work requirements for some food stamp...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, rain showers begin to diminish at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Forecasters say California will see widespread rain and heavy Sierra Nevada snowfall starting late Wednesday that could create travel problems and unleash damaging runoff from wildfire burn scars. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 29, 2018 - 5:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on rain in California in regions scarred by wildfires (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Officials say flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed. The teams are helping people stranded Thursday in...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2006 file photo, John Kelly Jr. fishes for striped bass in Boston Harbor. A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor? Offering a rare bit of good environmental news, scientists have documented a dramatic rebound in fish health they say shows how once horribly polluted Boston Harbor has cleaned up its act. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 29, 2018 - 1:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor? In a study published last week in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts declared that flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now...
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November 29, 2018 - 1:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now tumor-free. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say in a new study that decades of cleanup efforts have spurred a turnaround in the health of the harbor's winter flounder. Researchers say Boston Harbor...
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Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Betchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 29, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister has thrown her weight behind proposals to price carbon dioxide and kick-start the country's stalled efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Svenja Schulze has clashed over the issue of carbon pricing with other members of the German government, who...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) investment in new cars and engine technology, including a fully electric version of the 500 city car and a plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo compact utility...
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Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Betchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 29, 2018 - 9:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister says putting a price on carbon dioxide is "the right answer" to cut the country's emissions of greenhouse gases. Svenja Schulze told The Associated Press on Thursday that she is committed to discussing the idea further with her Cabinet colleagues,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, a malnourished boy sits on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen. A UN report says feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermines food systems. A U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization report released Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, said population growth requires supplies of more nutritious food at affordable prices. But raising farm output is hard given the fragility of the environment given that use of resources has outstripped Earth’s carrying capacity in terms of land, water, and climate change. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 28, 2018 - 8:39 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach "zero hunger."...
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