Environmental concerns

FILE - In this March 27, 2109, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at an event to introduce the "Climate Action Now Act," at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, as, from left, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., who will chair the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Rep. David Trone, D-Md., House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Science, Space and Technology Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, listen. The Democratic-controlled House has approved legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his pledge to withdraw the U.S. from a landmark global climate agreement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 02, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that would prevent President Donald Trump from fulfilling his pledge to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement and ensure the U.S. honors its commitments under the global accord. The bill falls...
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An aerial shot shows widespread destruction caused by Cyclone Kenneth when it struck Ibo island north of Pemba city in Mozambique, Wednesday, May, 1, 2019. The government has said more than 40 people have died after the cyclone made landfall on Thursday, and the humanitarian situation in Pemba and other areas is dire. More than 22 inches (55 centimeters) of rain have fallen in Pemba since Kenneth arrived just six weeks after Cyclone Idai tore into central Mozambique. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 02, 2019 - 3:33 pm
IBO ISLAND, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, Associated Press journalists found widespread devastation. The aerial approach to the island showed communities flattened. The overwhelming majority of homes...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 12, 2019 file photo, climate change demonstrators hold banners in front of the Winston Churchill Statue during a protest near Parliament in London. An independent committee that advises the British government on climate change says the UK should target net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, recommending the rapid adoption of policies to change everything from how people heat their homes to what they eat. The report released Thursday, May 2 by the Committee on Climate Change stresses that it is time for ambitious goals to curb the emissions that cause climate change. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
May 02, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. should eliminate almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A...
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In this April 15, 2019 photo provided by the Lincoln Park Zoo, a zoo employee holds one of four red wolf pups born at the Chicago, Ill., zoo on April 13. Curator Dan Boehm says the arrival of the pups come at a time when scientists estimate there are fewer than 30 red wolves left in their native habitat of North Carolina. The wolves, named for their red-tinged fur, have over the years been driven to the brink of extinction by hunting and the zoo is taking part with other zoos in a Red Wolf Species Survival plan to increase the red wolf population. They are the first new litter or red wolf pups at the zoo in nearly a decade. (Christopher Bijalba/Lincoln Park Zoo via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 8:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Four pups of a critically endangered species of wolf have been born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The zoo says in a news release that the two male and two female red wolf pups were born April 13 — the first new litter of red wolf pups at the zoo in nearly a decade. Curator Dan...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:12 am
LONDON (AP) — A woman who believes London's air pollution contributed to her 9-year-old daughter's death has won a court battle for a new inquest. Three High Court judges said Thursday that "the discovery of new evidence makes it necessary in the interests of justice that a fresh inquest be held"...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen saw operating profit slip in the first quarter 2019 as the company set aside 1 billion euros for legal issues but reaffirmed its profit goals for the year and saw better profits at its core brand. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 02, 2019 - 5:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw its profit slip in the first quarter as the company set aside 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for legal risks related to its 2015 diesel scandal. The company nevertheless showed that it was holding its own against the headwinds buffeting the...
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Map locates approximate location of Iranian tanker that analysts say is leaking oil in Red Sea; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
May 02, 2019 - 5:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said Thursday, raising concerns that the vessel could be leaking. The incident involving the Happiness I came as U.S...
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In this 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the American burying beetle handled in Rock Island, R.I. U.S. wildlife officials say the endangered carnivorous beetle is making a comeback and should be downlisted to threatened. The beetle was listed as endangered in 1989 after its historic range over 35 states and three Canadian provinces shrank to just eastern Oklahoma and Block Island off the cost of Rhode Island. Officials say populations now also can be found in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and on Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 6:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal wildlife officials said Wednesday a large scavenging beetle that has been classified as endangered since 1989 has become more plentiful and should be downlisted to threatened, a decision that environmentalists said is not justified by scientific data. The American...
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A coffee cup made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, lies on the side of a road, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Augusta, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law Tuesday, April 30 making Maine one of the first states to ban single-use containers made from polystyrene foam. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has banned single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, becoming the first state to do so. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill, which takes effect in 2021, into law Tuesday. Environmental groups have sought such...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke listens to environmental advocates Monday, April 29, 2019, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 29, 2019 - 8:10 pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of no return in less than a generation. The former...
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