Environment

FILE - In this file photo dated July 4, 2001, aerial photo, a lone elephant grazes at a clearing in the rain forest of Lope Reserve, Gabon. Gabon's national parks agency said Saturday Jan. 20, 2018, taht a major trafficking ring that smuggled some six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017, has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country of Gabon. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, FILE)
January 20, 2018 - 8:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country. The Chadian head of the syndicate, Abdoulaye...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:56 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade. Police say Boonchai Bach (BOON'-chai back), a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in a northeastern border province in...
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A man rushes around the vehicle carrying Pope Francis after it stopped on the road with a flat tire, on the way to the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)
January 19, 2018 - 5:46 pm
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The pope may be infallible, but apparently he's not immune to flat tires. Francis had to change cars en route to Lima from the airport on Friday after the Fiat 500 he was riding in got a flat...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of community and environmental groups has filed a legal challenge to Virginia regulators' decision to grant a conditional water quality permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The groups filed a petition Thursday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
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President Donald Trump walks along to colonnade to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as he returns from Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 19, 2018 - 8:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions. Trump referred to African nations as "shithole countries" last week...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 19, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways says the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. The congressional testimony Thursday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 18, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:54 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season — the longest researchers have gone without any sightings in nearly 30 years. Bad weather that has limited efforts to...
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FILE - This Jan.28 2013 file photo, shoiws the French car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen assembly line in Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris. The maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars hopes to lay off 1,300 people this year and hire another 1,300 under new labor rules championed by President Emmanuel Macron to give companies more flexibility to hire and fire. PSA is among the first big companies to apply the new rules, which came into effect this month(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
January 17, 2018 - 10:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The CEO of France-based automaker PSA Group says it will offer 40 electric models across its lineup by 2025, and it plans to sell vehicles in the U.S. within 10 years. Carlos Tavares told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit on Wednesday night that PSA already offers...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, work continues on the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. The city of Oroville plans to sue state water officials for damages caused when thousands of its residents had to be evacuated last year after the Oroville Dam spillways failed. Oroville City Attorney Scott Huber says the city will file the lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year, arguing the crisis was caused by decades of mismanagement. The City of Oroville...
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