Environmental concerns

FILE - In this March 9, 2010, file photo, a tanker truck passes an oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. Vowing to keep the United States on track to meet its emissions-cutting target even without the U.S. government's support, more than a dozen governors representing nearly 40 percent of the U.S. economy by Tuesday, June 6, 2017, had pledged themselves to stay in the climate-change fight despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords last week. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 06, 2017 - 7:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The momentum of climate change efforts and the affordability of cleaner fuels will keep the United States moving toward its goals of cutting emissions despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris global accord, business and government leaders in a growing...
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June 06, 2017 - 8:27 am
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — The independent monitor overseeing Volkswagen's efforts to prevent a repeat of its emissions scandal said Tuesday that his initial impression is that the company is making a serious effort to change its ways. Former U.S. deputy attorney general Larry Thompson must certify...
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FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, a plastic bottle lies among other debris washed ashore on the Indian Ocean beach in Uswetakeiyawa, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, June 5, 2017, opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
June 05, 2017 - 7:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. The U.N. chief...
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June 05, 2017 - 6:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday tapped the head of Utah's wildlife management division as deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a newly created position where the appointee will serve as acting head of the agency until a director is named and...
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June 05, 2017 - 1:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done...
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In this April 24, 2017 photo, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Haley tells CNN, ``President Trump believes the climate is changing.’’ (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 03, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does he or doesn't he? Believe in climate change, that is. You'd think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combatting global warming. But don't bother asking at the...
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FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, an Indian fisherman pulls back his fishing net with his early morning catches at a beach in Goa, India. Two years after switching nets, Indian fishermen say local fish stocks are recovering since they adopted a square-shaped mesh that allows small fish to escape to maintain a breeding population. The project is one of many being showcased at a major conference on oceans beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, at U.N. headquarters, where the United Nations will plead with nations to help halt a global assault on marine life and ecosystems that is threatening jobs, economies and even human lives. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
June 03, 2017 - 3:35 am
SINDHUDURG, India (AP) — The fishermen were dubious when ocean experts suggested they could save their dwindling marine stocks just by switching to new nets. It took years for the U.N. Development Program to convince the fishing communities along India's tropical western coast that the diamond-mesh...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with heads of major foreign companies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Sergei Savostyanov/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2017 - 2:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not getting criticism for his climate stance from at least one world leader: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin offered his reaction to Trump's decision to pull out from the international Paris accord seeking to curb climate change. He told an...
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FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, an Indian fisherman pulls back his fishing net with his early morning catches at a beach in Goa, India. Two years after switching nets, Indian fishermen say local fish stocks are recovering since they adopted a square-shaped mesh that allows small fish to escape to maintain a breeding population. The project is one of many being showcased at a major conference on oceans beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, at U.N. headquarters, where the United Nations will plead with nations to help halt a global assault on marine life and ecosystems that is threatening jobs, economies and even human lives. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
June 02, 2017 - 9:52 pm
SINDHUDURG, India (AP) — The fishermen were dubious when ocean experts suggested they could save their dwindling marine stocks just by switching to new nets. It took years for the U.N. Development Program to convince the fishing communities along India's tropical western coast that the diamond-mesh...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, sits with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they attend the opening dinner of the 16th International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS, Asia Security Summit on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
June 02, 2017 - 9:22 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security...
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