Environmental concerns

April 08, 2019 - 7:34 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — State wildlife officers say a headless, tailless alligator has appeared in a South Carolina creek in an apparent poaching case. News outlets report the gator carcass with its head and tail removed was found floating in Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant on Sunday. State...
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Cars enter the new Ultra Low Emission Zone that has come into force Monday, in London, Monday, April 8, 2019, one of the world's first emission charge for cars. Drivers of older and more polluting cars face paying a new £12.50 fee adding to the Congestion Charge to enter the centre of the capital. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the center of the British capital. Starting Monday, the drivers of diesel cars more than 4 years old and of...
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April 08, 2019 - 9:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police and park officials say a suspected rhinoceros poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and had his body eaten by lions. Kruger National Park spokesman Isaac Phaahla said the man and two others were illegally hunting for rhinos in the wildlife park in...
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File - In this Friday, March 29, 2019 file photo, students attend a protest rally of the 'Friday For Future Movement in Berlin, Germany. A group that has helped organize weekly student protests in Germany against climate change is calling for the country’s phase-out of coal-fired power plants to be sped up. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 08, 2019 - 8:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group that has helped organize weekly student protests in Germany against climate change is calling for the country's phase-out of coal-fired power plants to be sped up. The group Fridays For Future says the current tentative deadline of 2038 is too late and should be brought...
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April 08, 2019 - 3:09 am
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to raise parts of U.S. 80 that are prone to tidal flooding, but predictions about rising sea levels indicate this is a stopgap. The Savannah Morning News reports independent science organization Climate Central says rising sea...
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April 07, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials have decided not to list the eastern hellbender salamander as an endangered species. Conservation groups disagree with the decision. The Citizen-Times in Ashville, North Carolina, reported that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision...
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Former US President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a town hall meeting at the 'European School For Management And Technology' (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 06, 2019 - 11:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he wants to support young leaders in Europe and elsewhere who are trying to tackle problems such as climate change and inequality. Obama told a town hall meeting in Berlin on Saturday that mentoring activists through his foundation may help...
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President Donald Trump exits the Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Friday, April 5, 2019, en route to Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 06, 2019 - 2:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the border (all times local): 11:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has made a dramatic appearance at his privately owned golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Trump landed in Marine One, making an unannounced visit to his Trump...
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Cars are seen during an opening ceremony of the Mercedes Benz automobile assembly plant outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Germany's Daimler AG has opened a new Mercedes factory in Russia, part of a 250 million euro ($281 million) investment it says will create 1,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
April 05, 2019 - 10:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities said Friday that German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development of emissions-cleaning technology in cars. The finding adds to the car industry's woes after Volkswagen in 2015 admitted to cheating on emissions tests in the U...
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April 05, 2019 - 6:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists are planning to deliver a court summons to Shell in a court case aimed at forcing the energy giant to do more to rein in carbon emissions. The summons is being delivered to Shell's headquarters in The Hague on Friday afternoon. The move comes a year...
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