Environmental concerns

A submarine launched from the Ocean Zephyr is tested off the coast of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles on Tuesday March 5, 2019. The British-based Nekton mission will explore the Indian Ocean, during which scientists hope to document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
March 06, 2019 - 9:49 am
VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — Scientists have set off early Wednesday on a mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet's last great unexplored frontiers. Here's a look at what the Nekton Mission hopes to achieve and why the people of the Seychelles, the first stop on this...
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A man wearing a mask rides a bicycle along the Han river in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 06, 2019 - 8:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in his country, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. Moon also instructed government officials on Wednesday to quicken the retirement of old...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Michael Bloomberg speaks to workers during a tour of the WH Bagshaw Company, a pin and precision component manufacturer, in Nashua, N.H. Bloomberg is not running for president. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men of the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democratic field in a Bloomberg News editorial on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, announced Tuesday that he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. Instead, Bloomberg said he planned to focus his energy and considerable resources on outside efforts aimed at...
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March 05, 2019 - 7:24 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former truck driver has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping tankers of toxic waste near South Carolina's only national park. The State reports 44-year-old Michael Greene admitted on Monday to repeatedly dumping the chemicals in 2017 in the Wateree River drainage basin, which...
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March 04, 2019 - 3:52 am
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Environmentalists lost a court challenge Monday to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species. The state administrative court in North Sumatra's capital, Medan, ruled that construction can continue...
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In this March 1, 2019, photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee takes part in an interview on an outdoor patio in Seattle. Democrats’ growing presidential primary has expanded beyond Capitol Hill and the diverse, women-dominated group of senators that have dominated the race so far. Inslee on Friday became the first governor in the race, and he declared climate change his top priority. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 02, 2019 - 1:11 pm
The opening months of the Democratic presidential primary have been dominated by senators who have staked their campaigns on personal narratives and sweeping liberal policies. Now here come the governors. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the first state executive to enter the presidential field,...
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In this image made from video on Friday, March 1, 2019, fire is seen from a pipeline explosion in Nembe, Nigeria. More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday. The blast early Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, the Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo)
March 02, 2019 - 10:44 am
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday. The blast early Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, the Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief...
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FILE -- In this Friday, March 1, 2019 photo Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, front with white cap, attends a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she supports students protesting around the world against global warming, following widespread criticism of comments seeming to suggest the demonstrations may have been fomented by Russian online agitation. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP, file)
March 02, 2019 - 6:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she supports students protesting around the world against global warming, following widespread criticism of comments seeming to suggest the demonstrations may have been fomented by Russian online agitation. Merkel last month was talking...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, Friday, March 1, 2019, during a campaign event at A&R Solar in Seattle. Inslee announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 01, 2019 - 2:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Declaring climate change the nation's most pressing issue, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid on Friday with a promise to refocus American government and society. "It is time for our nation to set a new priority," Inslee told supporters gathered...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 23, 2018, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo on a path near his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. Inslee is adding his name to the growing 2020 Democratic presidential field. The 68-year-old is announcing his bid Friday, March 1, 2019, in Seattle after recent travels to two of the four early-nominating states. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 01, 2019 - 1:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement he's running for president (all times local): 10:28 a.m. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called climate change "America's most daunting challenge" as he announced his candidacy for president. The 68-year-old kicked off his campaign...
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