Environment and nature

October 30, 2018 - 2:59 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ruled that two Wyoming laws barring people from trespassing to collect environmental data run afoul of the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper ruled Monday that the laws violate free-speech rights. The laws are an example of so-called "...
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People vote on whether to continue with the $13 billion airport to replace the current Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The future of Mexico City's new airport, already about a third completed, comes down to a public vote this week in a political high-wire act by the country's president-elect that could shut down Mexico's largest infrastructure project in recent memory. Lopez Obrador promised to let the people decide the fate of the airport. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
October 29, 2018 - 7:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will respect the result of a referendum that rejected a partly built new airport for Mexico City, effectively ending the $13 billion project. "The decision taken by the citizens is democratic, rational and efficient," Andres Manuel Lopez...
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The 12 boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks earlier this year look from the stands before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 28, 2018 - 12:21 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The 12 boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks were guests at Old Trafford for Manchester United's home match against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. Wearing red-and-white United scarves and with...
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In this Oct.24, 2018 photo a cargo ship passes sandbanks near Kaub, Germany during historically low water on the river Rhine. A hot, dry summer has left German waterways at record low levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, environmental damage and billions of euros of losses _ a scenario that experts warn could portend things to come as global temperatures rise. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 27, 2018 - 4:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don't run aground. A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry...
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FILE: In this file photo from Tuesday, May 9, 2017, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Officials have ordered some workers at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste site to go inside and stay there because steam has emerged from a tunnel filled with waste that was being filled with cement. The U.S. Department of Energy says in a statement Friday that there is no indication that the steam seen at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation contains radiation or any other hazardous material and that the workers were ordered inside as a precaution. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
October 26, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — No airborne radiation was detected after steam escaped Friday from a tunnel containing radioactive waste at a former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, U.S. officials said, the second problem with aging tunnels at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in a year...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, shows a General Motors Co. logo during a news conference in Detroit. General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies’ sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president of product development, said the company will propose that a certain percentage of nationwide sales be made up of vehicles that run on electricity or hydrogen fuel cells. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 26, 2018 - 7:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president of product development, said the company will propose...
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Jordanian rescuers search for survivors of flash floods at the Dead Sea area, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The body of a 12-year-old girl, was recovered early Friday, a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away by the torrent. Civil defense officials say the surge, caused by heavy rains, carried some for several kilometers (miles) toward the Dead Sea. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)
October 26, 2018 - 6:25 am
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from flash floods near Jordan's shore of the Dead Sea rose to 20 on Friday, in what Civil Defense officials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren. The search for survivors continued after daybreak, with helicopters and...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smile during a visit to Tupou College in Tonga, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day eleven of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
October 26, 2018 - 4:59 am
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — A plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had to abort its landing at Sydney airport on Friday evening and flew around because there was another aircraft on the runway. Prince Harry and wife Meghan were returning from a visit to Tonga back to Australia, where they...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Ronald Lauricella cradles a kitten in his front yard in Bay County, Fla.,. The rural Bay County resident says some on the outskirts of the cities aren't getting needed services like electricity as fast as the populated areas. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
October 26, 2018 - 1:15 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — More than two weeks after the powerful eyewall of Hurricane Michael passed over Bay County, Mark Ward wonders when the power will work again. And the sewer. And the water. "We've been living out of coolers. We've been grilling out." He points to a red cooler and two grills...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars speaks at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, announces third quarter earnings Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
October 25, 2018 - 4:42 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Thursday that net profit fell 21 percent in the third quarter as the company faced backlogs registering vehicles under new emissions rules and costs rose due to regulatory pressure over diesel emissions. Daimler's net profit fell to 1.76...
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