Environmental concerns

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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Models wear creations as part of the Issey Miyake ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
March 01, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — Balmain celebrated rebellious trouble-makers at Paris Fashion Week Friday in a sexy show with spikes and studs, while Issey Miyake turned fashion design on its head with a fabric that can be molded and shaped by its wearer. Here are some highlights of fall-winter 2019 ready-to-wear...
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The research vessel Ocean Zephyr lays off Victoria, the Seychelles, on Friday March 1, 2019, where it will spend several days loading and testing equipment ahead of a weeks-long expedition to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean. The Ocean Zephyr is the mothership of the British-based Nekton Mission for scientists to document the impact of global warming in the unexplored frontier of the Indian Ocean that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. (AP Photo/Steve Barker)
March 01, 2019 - 10:49 am
VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The science vessel of British-based Nekton Mission arrived in the Seychelles on Friday to begin the first stage of a multi-year mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean and document the effects of global warming on one of the planet's last major unexplored...
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In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo taken by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority near Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands shows the “MV Solomon Trader” ship which ran aground Feb. 5. Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after the ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site. (The Australian High Commission Solomon Islands via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 12:36 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday. Footage taken this week shows little progress has been made in...
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February 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have named six lawmakers to serve on a special House committee on climate change. Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves will be the senior Republican on the 15-member panel, which is led by Florida Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor. Other Republicans on the panel are Reps. Morgan...
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