Environmental concerns

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Scientists are predicting a "significant" algae bloom will form this summer on western Lake Erie, a continuing health hazard in a region where algae toxins forced a temporary tap water shutdown in 2014. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
July 13, 2017 - 2:58 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A "significant" harmful algae bloom is expected to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won't be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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A truck drives into the Valero Benicia Refinery, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Benicia, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to convince lawmakers to extend the state's cap-and-trade program which puts a price on carbon emitted by polluters, including oil refineries. The program has been closely watched around the world as a market-based way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it expires in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 13, 2017 - 9:26 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with...
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The stacks from the Valero Benicia Refinery are seen as a pedestrian walks in a nearby neighborhood, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Benicia, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to convince state lawmakers to extend California's cap-and-trade program which puts a price on carbon emitted by polluters, including oil refineries. The program has been closely watched around the world as a market-based way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it expires in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 13, 2017 - 4:42 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with...
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U.S President Donald Trump and FirstLady Melania arrive at Orly airport, south of Paris, Thursday July 13, 2017. Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 13, 2017 - 3:05 am
PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet Thursday ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. Trump arrived in the French capital after an overnight flight...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Paris. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 13, 2017 - 2:45 am
PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet Thursday ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. Trump arrived in the French capital after an overnight flight...
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Matthew Weintraub, District Attorney for Bucks County, Pa., speaks with members of the media in New Hope, Pa., Thursday, July 13, 2017. Weintraub said they've found human remains in their search for four missing young Pennsylvania men and they can now identify one victim. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 13, 2017 - 12:50 am
NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the search in Pennsylvania for four missing men (all times local): 12:10 Authorities say they've found multiple human remains in their search for four missing young Pennsylvania men and they can now identify one of them. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew...
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Investigators gather under tents as they search a property, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Solebury, Pa., for four missing young Pennsylvania men feared to be the victims of foul play. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 12:16 am
NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the search in Pennsylvania for four missing men (all times local): 12:10 Authorities say they've found human remains in their search for four missing young Pennsylvania men and they can now identify one victim. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron talks with U.S. President Donald Trump after the family photo on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Trump and Macron may be the world's most unlikely political odd couple. Far apart on climate change and immigration, the two leaders will look for common ground on terrorism and defense policy when they meet this week in Paris. Fresh off his second trip to Europe, the president is making a U-turn to be the guest of honor at this year’s Bastille Day events _ a celebration of French national pride at a time when, according to Macron, “our world has never been so divided.” (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 12, 2017 - 1:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron may be the world's oddest of political odd couples. Far apart on climate change and immigration, the two leaders will look for common ground on terrorism and defense policy when they meet this week in Paris. The president will be...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 12, 2017 - 12:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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FILE- In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, a child watches a Hawaiian monk seal called Hoailona at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee has been bitten by a monk seal while swimming at Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Megan Nagel said Tuesday, July 11, 2017, that the incident happened on July 6 on Midway's North Beach in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The employee was bit several times and is now recovering on Midway. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
July 11, 2017 - 10:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee has been bitten by an endangered Hawaiian monk seal while swimming at Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Megan Nagel said Tuesday that the incident happened on July 6 on Midway's North...
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