Environmental concerns

A boy drinks water from a newly set up water filtration tower in his school provided by Planet Water foundation, a non-governmental organization based in U.S. in Nai Basti Village, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) from in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 22, 2017 - 7:20 am
NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) — Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village. Nai Basti is a mere 55 kilometers (35 miles) east of the...
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In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017 photo provided by Wildlife Alliance, Cambodian soldiers stand next to a dead wild elephant in the jungle near Cardamom National Park of Kampong Speu province in western of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A park ranger in Cambodia said an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and sent a powerful current surging through the animal. (Wildlife Alliance via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 4:55 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal. Nup Thet, a ranger at Wildlife Alliance, said the 3-ton elephant was electrocuted late Tuesday in the jungle near Cardamom National Park...
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In this March 20, 2017 photo released by Mahaska County Sheriff's Office, burned damage on the pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines near Oskaloosa, Iowa is seen. Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa on Tuesday confirmed incidents of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 10:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn't give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2009 file photo, a Chinese boy cycles past cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Dadong, Shanxi province, China. Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
March 21, 2017 - 8:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday. A joint report by the groups CoalSwarm, the Sierra Club and...
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In this March 20, 2017 photo released by Mahaska County Sheriff's Office, burned damage on the pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines near Oskaloosa, Iowa is seen. Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa on Tuesday confirmed incidents of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 5:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn't give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly...
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FILE - In this dec. 4, 2009 file picture, flags with the Opel logo are seen in front of the Opel headquarter in Ruesselsheim, central Germany. Slogan read: We live cars. French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
March 20, 2017 - 9:43 am
PARIS (AP) — French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles. The Finance Ministry announced in a statement Monday that its consumer fraud agency has...
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March 20, 2017 - 5:15 am
PARIS (AP) — French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles. The Finance Ministry announced in a statement Monday that its consumer fraud agency has...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies. Both reports concluded that fundamentally changing the way power is...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two international bodies say the world needs to swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures. In separate reports, the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency conclude that...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court. But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in at night, the court's rulings are woven into their lives in ways large and small. So...
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