Environmental concerns

FILE - In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump Administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The State Department made the announcement late Friday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 04, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to...
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August 04, 2017 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The State Department made the announcement late Friday afternoon. But it doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the...
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FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, Ray Kemble, of Dimock, Pa., holds a jug of his well water on his head while marching with demonstrators against hydraulic fracturing outside a Marcellus Shale industry conference in Philadelphia. Federal government scientists are collecting water and air samples in the first week of August 2017 from about 25 homes in Dimock, Pa., a tiny, rural crossroads about 150 miles north of Philadelphia that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:56 pm
The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. Government scientists are collecting water and air samples this week from about 25 homes in Dimock,...
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This July 31, 2017 photo shows beachgoers crossing over large ponds of water on the beach in Margate N.J., days after heavy rains created large ponds of standing water on the beach. On Thursday Aug. 3, 2017, a judge ordered the immediate shutdown of the sand dune construction project that caused the water to collect on the beach, and gave the federal, state and local governments a week to come up with an engineering solution. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
August 03, 2017 - 4:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Thursday shut down a government sand-dune construction project in New Jersey that created huge ponds of bacteria-laden water and blocked off access to parts of the beach. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez said he was horrified by photos showing "lake-like"...
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Crushed pieces of ivory spill out of a conveyor belt after having been crushed, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in New York's Central Park. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation destroyed illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts over the last two years. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 03, 2017 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state's commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade. The artifacts placed ceremoniously onto a conveyor belt to be...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after 15 states sued him, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt backtracked on delaying Obama-era rules intended to reduce emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt contended his agency was being more responsive than past administrations to states'...
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August 03, 2017 - 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most important little fish in the sea is in good shape. That's the analysis of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, which reviewed the Atlantic menhaden population and found it remains healthy. The commission says the fish is not experiencing...
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The brand logo of German car maker BMW is photographed on a car in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks call the heads of German car makers for a meeting named National Diesel Forum to Berlin on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 03, 2017 - 4:36 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury automaker BMW says net profit rose 14 percent in the second quarter as earnings were boosted by the new version of the 5-Series sedan. Profit rose to 2.21 billion euros ($2.60 billion) in the April-June period from 1.95 billion euros a year earlier. The...
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August 03, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt presented the change as his agency being more responsive...
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August 03, 2017 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. In a statement Wednesday evening, Pruitt presents the change as his...
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