Environmental concerns

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., right, stands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, discussing the GOP agenda for tax reform during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Curbelo is one of two people who will be honored with the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, Thursday evening, Nov. 16, 2017, at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:25 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Florida and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been honored with this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. JFK's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, presented the awards Thursday night to U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo and...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:32 pm
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don't believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water...
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November 16, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say they're suspending and may revoke a chemical company's key permit after it didn't report the spill of an unregulated compound. The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it is moving to revoke The Chemours Co.'s permit to discharge...
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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 16, 2017 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a written notice issued...
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November 16, 2017 - 6:44 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such "perverse attitudes" and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Francis issued a message to the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo traffic crowds a road in Moscow, Russia after a sunset as smoke billows from a power plant in background. The COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, is scheduled to end Friday, Nov. 17 and aims at producing draft rules for implementing the Paris accord. . (AP Photo/Pavel Glolovkin, file)
November 16, 2017 - 4:49 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Britain and Canada are launching a new alliance aimed at encouraging countries to phase out the use of coal as part of efforts to curb climate change. The Global Alliance to Power Past Coal is being...
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This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby status in 1994. (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety. The U.S. Department of Energy said the facility at the Idaho National...
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November 15, 2017 - 3:44 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn't notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that U.S. Steel asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential. Documents released by the University of Chicago's Abrams Environmental Law Clinic show...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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Police vehicles driving into the premises of the Weisweiler coal-fired power plant near Aachen, Germany, Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017. According to German dpa news agency environmental activists on Wednesday occupied coal supply routes of the Weisweiler coal-fired power plant. (Ralf Roeger/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 8:30 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Police and company officials say environmental activists have occupied conveyor belts and other equipment at a lignite-fired power station in western Germany, causing some disruption to the plant...
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