Environment and nature

March 02, 2017 - 6:52 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-SESSIONS Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. Sessions faced mounting pressure from both Democrats and...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:52 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-SESSIONS UPDATE: Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. Sessions faced mounting pressure from both...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:55 am
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The National Park Service has been closing a road in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania so mating amphibians don't get squashed by vehicles as they seek out mates. Park Ranger Kathleen Sandt tells WNEP-TV ( http://bit.ly/2mwODmT ) that River...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo, bricks that fell after two earthquakes are seen in Sparks, Okla, Federal scientists forecast that Oklahoma will continue to have the nation's biggest man-made earthquake problem but it probably won't be as shaky as recent years. In its annual national earthquake outlook, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday, March 1, 2017, that a large portion of Oklahoma and parts of central California have the highest risk for a damaging quake this year: between 5 and 12 percent. The outlook is published in the journal Seismological Research Letters. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 01, 2017 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists forecast that Oklahoma will continue to have the nation's biggest man-made earthquake problem this year but it probably won't be as shaky as recent years. In its annual national earthquake outlook , the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday that a large...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, uneaten food that students have donated sits on a table where it can be shared with classmates at James H. Moran Middle School in Wallingford, Conn. School officials there are criticizing a state policy change that restricts sharing of some uneaten food items. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)
March 01, 2017 - 10:40 am
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Those lessons about sharing? At lunchtime in Connecticut schools, they come with an asterisk. School officials in a Connecticut town are criticizing new restrictions on lunchroom "share tables," which encourage students to donate uneaten food for any classmates who may be...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, health workers in full protective gear collect dead chickens killed by using carbon dioxide, after bird flu was found in some birds at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus that is now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people still remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, scientists have identified genetic changes suggesting the viruses are resistant to Tamiflu, the recommended treatment for the disease.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
March 01, 2017 - 8:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected...
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March 01, 2017 - 5:38 am
TRUMP-TRAVEL BAN Officials say new Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list WASHINGTON (AP) — At the urging of the Pentagon and State Department, President Donald Trump is removing Iraq from his travel ban list. Trump is expected to issue a new executive order as soon as today, and U.S...
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March 01, 2017 - 2:55 am
TRUMP-TRAVEL BAN UPDATE: Officials say new Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list WASHINGTON (AP) — At the urging of the Pentagon and State Department, President Donald Trump is removing Iraq from his travel ban list. Trump is expected to issue a new executive order as soon as Wednesday, and U...
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February 28, 2017 - 7:01 pm
TRUMP-IMMIGRATION Trump may address immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is now open to an immigration bill and may address the topic during his address to Congress Tuesday night, according to a senior administration official. It's unclear what specific measures Trump would support...
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Daffodils bloom in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Crocuses, cherry trees, magnolia trees are blooming several weeks early because of an unusually warm February. Some climate experts say it looks like, because of an assist from global warming, spring has sprung what may be record early this year in about half the nation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 28, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring has sprung early — potentially record early — in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew. Crocuses, tulips and other plants are popping up earlier than usual from Arizona to New Jersey and down to...
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