Environmental concerns

March 12, 2017 - 5:01 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who believe rhinos will be more vulnerable to poachers who have killed record numbers in the past decade. Draft...
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View of the entrance of the Thoiry Zoo, near Paris, France, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, where a rhinoceros named Vince was killed and one of it's horns removed using a chain saw. A zoo director says a 5-year-old rhinoceros at the wildlife park he runs near Paris, had been shot three times in the head by assailants who stole the animal's horn, it's carcass being found Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 11, 2017 - 6:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The brazen killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who removed a horn valued at nearly triple the price of gold has put zookeepers on notice that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia. Demand for the horns is...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 10, 2017, Volkswagen is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at a morning hearing in Detroit federal court for cheating on diesel emissions tests. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 10, 2017 - 10:59 am
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a brazen scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests. The German automaker has agreed to pay $4.3...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 10, 2017, Volkswagen is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at a morning hearing in Detroit federal court for cheating on diesel emissions tests. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a brazen scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests. The German automaker has agreed to pay $4.3...
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March 10, 2017 - 10:38 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Volkswagen's guilty plea in the U.S. for cheating on emission tests (all times local): ___ 10:35 a.m. Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to cheating the U.S. government by using software to evade emission rules in nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. The German automaker pleaded...
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March 07, 2017 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — A zoo director says a 5-year-old rhinoceros at the wildlife park he runs near Paris has been shot three times in the head by poachers who stole the animal's ivory horn. Thierry Duguet told The Associated Press that poachers broke into the Thoiry Zoo overnight and used a chain saw to...
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In this December 2016 photo provided by the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne researchers wring out an "Oleo Sponge" pad to extract adsorbed crude oil obtained during tests at a seawater tank facility in Leonardo, N.J. Both the oil and the pad can be reused after this process. (Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal researchers have created a new tool to clean up oil spills by tinkering with the kind of foam found in seat cushions. The modified foam can soak up oil floating on water and lurking below the surface, and then can be repeatedly wrung out and reused, the researchers say. It "...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump drives himself around the golf course to watch the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament in Doral, Fla. President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to rewrite a rule that protects small streams from pollution raises new questions about financial conflicts of interest for a president whose business holdings include a dozen U.S. golf courses. It's not clear whether any financial benefits from more lax regulation of waterways on golf courses could violate laws meant to keep politicians from using public office for personal gain, but experts say it adds to an appearance of impropriety.(AP Photo/Luis Alvarez, File)
March 05, 2017 - 10:25 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's recent executive order calling for a review of a rule protecting small bodies of water from pollution and development is strongly supported by golf course owners who are wary of being forced into expensive cleanups on their fairways. It just so...
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March 05, 2017 - 2:15 am
TRUMP-WIRETAP UPDATE: Senator asks Trump to explain tweets; Obama spokesman denies Trump's wiretap allegation PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska is calling on President Donald Trump to explain himself following the Saturday morning Twitter allegations that his phones were...
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Clouds move across the sky over the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during the opening session of China's annual National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged during his address at the session to make the country's skies blue again and "work faster" to address pollution caused by coal burning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 05, 2017 - 2:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country's smoggy skies blue again and "work faster" to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity. His words to delegates at the opening of the annual National People's Congress highlight how public...
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