Environmental concerns

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) customs director-general Hamzah Sundang, center, inspects the rhino horns that were seized at KL International airport during a press conference in Custom office in Sepang, Malaysia on Monday, April 10, 2017. A total of 18 Rhino horns weight of 51kg (112 pound) with a value of US$ 3.1 million were confiscated on April 7 from Mozambique to Kuala Lumpur via Doha. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 10, 2017 - 2:54 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang says the horns were flown from Mozambique and transited in Doha before arriving at the Kuala Lumpur...
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April 09, 2017 - 9:44 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn, officials said Sunday. Forest officer Nurendra Aryal said it was the first killing of a rhino in the Chitwan National Forest...
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In this April 4, 2017 photo, Biologist Marta Llanes looks at baby chimpanzee Ada, right, while Anuma II, center, sleeps on a bed, at her apartment in Havana, Cuba. While zoos in other countries may have specialized facilities for raising baby animals, in Cuba the job falls to Llanes, a 62-year-old zoologist who has cared for 10 baby chimps in her central Havana apartment since she started work at the city zoo in 1983. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 06, 2017 - 10:16 am
HAVANA (AP) — Over the last year Ada and Aduma have broken Marta Llanes' television and computer key board, chewed her telephone to pieces and ruined much of her furniture. She has forgiven them every transgression. It's hard to stay angry at a baby chimpanzee when it clambers up your leg and into...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2015, file photo, solar panels are seen near the power grid in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at bilateral talks between the leaders of the United States and China. Not anymore. As President Donald Trump hosts President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week, the world’s two largest economies and carbon polluters are taking dramatically divergent paths on climate policy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 06, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at talks between the leaders of the United States and China. Not anymore. As President Donald Trump hosts President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in...
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Boulders and debris surround homes damaged when rivers surrounding Mocoa overflowed and sent a wall of water and debris surging through the city over the weekend, in Mocoa, Colombia, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Colombian authorities said at least 273 people were killed. The death toll was expected to rise since many more were missing and bodies are still being found. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 05, 2017 - 3:25 am
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agencies, land use experts, and environmental organizations had said for years that Mocoa could face dangerous flooding...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo survey crews in boats look over tanker cars as workers remove damaged tanker cars along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River near downtown Lynchburg, Va. Inspectors have found almost 24,000 safety defects over a two-year period along United States railroad routes used to ship volatile crude oil. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows many of the defects were similar to problems blamed in past derailments that caused massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia and Montana. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 05, 2017 - 3:10 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government inspections of railroads that haul volatile crude oil across the United States have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia, Montana and...
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Boulders and debris surround homes damaged when rivers surrounding Mocoa overflowed and sent a wall of water and debris surging through the city over the weekend, in Mocoa, Colombia, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Colombian authorities said at least 273 people were killed. The death toll was expected to rise since many more were missing and bodies are still being found. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 05, 2017 - 12:02 am
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agencies, land use experts, and environmental organizations had said for years that Mocoa could face dangerous flooding...
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April 04, 2017 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London says drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay a 12.50 pound ($15.55) charge to drive in the city in a bid to improve air quality. Mayor Sadiq Khan says the charge will start in April 2019 and apply to diesel cars more than four years old and petrol cars...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, the Chugach Mountains and the buildings of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, are reflected in the still waters of Cook Inlet. Oil from an underwater pipeline leak was discovered in the inlet on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The owner of the underwater pipeline, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, says the volume of the spill is estimated to be less than three gallons (11 liters). In three flyovers Sunday and a final one Monday morning, no additional sheen was spotted from the air. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
April 03, 2017 - 10:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An underwater pipeline that sprung a leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet, an area known for diverse marine life, probably dumped less than three gallons (11 liters) of crude oil into the ocean, the pipeline's owner said Monday. The spill between two production platforms owned by...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left are, TransCanada CEO Russell K. Girling, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Amid staff turmoil and shake-ups, travel bans blocked by federal courts and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, Trump is plucking away at another piece of his agenda: undoing Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 03, 2017 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the turmoil over staff shake-ups, blocked travel bans and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, President Donald Trump is steadily plugging away at a major piece of his agenda: Undoing Obama. From abortion to energy to climate change and personal investments, Trump is keeping...
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