Environment and nature

FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2011 file photo, the Holland America Westerdam, is shown in Juneau, Alaska. A federal judge in Miami threatened on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
April 11, 2019 - 1:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. The Miami Herald reports U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz said Wednesday that she'll make a decision in June,...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, crews dredge the Hudson River in Fort Edward, N.Y. The work is part of a project on the upper-Hudson to clean up PCBs released by General Electric decades ago. The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to make an announcement Thursday, April 11, 2019, on GE's $1.7 billion Hudson River cleanup. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
April 11, 2019 - 11:29 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency declined Thursday to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River, despite calls from New York officials and environmentalists who say contaminant levels from its industrial pollution remain too high. EPA Regional...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, shakes hands with Governor General Peter Cosgrove as he leaves Government House in Canberra, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a meeting to dissolve parliament and head for a Federal Election. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 4:12 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, one of over 100 pangolins and 450 kg (992 lb.) of pangolin scales seized buy the Thailand customs, estimated to be worth over 2.5 million baht (USD $75,278), are displayed during a press conference at the Customs Department headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. Singapore has seized a total of 25 tons of pangolin scales belonging to tens of thousands of endangered mammals in two busts in less than a week. The scales, which were en route from Nigeria to Vietnam, were found in 474 bags in a shipping container on Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
April 10, 2019 - 10:50 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore seized more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals in the past week, a global record that spurred calls for more protection for pangolins, whose scales are used in traditional medicine. The scales were linked to four species...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, shakes hands with Governor General Peter Cosgrove as he leaves Government House in Canberra, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a meeting to dissolve parliament and head for a Federal Election. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 10:46 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...
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President Donald Trump takes a tour before speaking about energy and infrastructure at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 10, 2019 - 7:22 pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of business...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, an Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers who have been pushing Amazon to do more to combat climate change. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is getting cozy with the oil industry — and some employees aren't happy about it. The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers...
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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Ellington Joint Reserve Base, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 10, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas (all times local): 5:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is heaping praise on Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, saying he's the "only Bush that likes me." Bush was in the crowd in Crosby, Texas, where Trump was speaking to...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017 file photo, Columbus Elementary School students walk towards the U.S. port of entry on the border with Puerto Palomas, Mexico, after attending school in Columbus, N.M. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday, April 10, 2019, they have awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. Fourty-six miles of bollard-style barrier will be installed near Columbus, N.M, and 11 miles of bollard-type barrier will be installed in a Border Patrol sector centered on Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
April 10, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion to replace short barriers with tall fences along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Corps of Engineers said in a statement Wednesday that 46 miles (74 kilometers) of fencing will be installed near...
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This undated photo provided by the Callao Cave Archaeology Project in April 2019 shows Callao Cave on Luzon Island of the Philippines, where the fossils of Homo luzonensis were discovered. This view is taken from the rear of the first chamber of the cave, where the fossils were found, in the direction of the second chamber. In a study released on Thursday, April 10, 2019, scientists report that tests on two samples from the species show minimum ages of 50,000 years and 67,000 years. (Callao Cave Archaeology Project via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world. It's yet another reminder that, although Homo sapiens is now the only...
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