Environmental concerns

FILE - In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a smoking power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. Despite uncertainties about whether the United States will remain committed to the Paris climate accord under President Donald Trump, diplomats convened talks in Bonn, Germany, Monday, May 8, 2017 on implementing the details of the global deal to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
May 09, 2017 - 1:01 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Despite uncertainties about whether the United States will remain committed to the Paris climate accord under President Donald Trump, envoys convened talks Monday in Germany on implementing the details of the deal to combat global warming. During ten days of talks in the...
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May 08, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science, the latest in a series of moves that could benefit industries whose pollution the government regulates. Deborah L...
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May 08, 2017 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science, the latest in a series of moves that could benefit industries whose pollution the government regulates. Deborah L...
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FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the cross-hairs of hunters once again. A ruling is expected soon from the same federal appeals court that stripped the wolf of its protection in Wyoming in March 2017. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
May 07, 2017 - 9:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could again find themselves in hunters' crosshairs — possibly as soon as this fall if federal protections are removed for the predators. A ruling is expected soon from an appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in...
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May 05, 2017 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Friday it will continue attending United Nations climate change meetings, even as President Donald Trump considers pulling the U.S. out of a global emissions-cutting deal. The decision to participate in next week's U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany,...
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In this photo provided by the National Park Service a National Park Service staffer sets up an acoustic recording station on Going-to-the-Sun Road to capture the impact of traffic on acoustic conditions in Glacier National Park, Mont. The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful natural sounds, bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass, are being drowned out by human-made noise in nearly two-thirds of America’s protected parks, forests and wilderness areas, a new study finds. (National Park Service via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds— bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass — are sometimes being drowned out by noise from people in many of America's protected parks and wilderness areas, a new study finds. Scientists measured sound...
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FILE-In this June 27, 2016 file photo, water full of algae laps along the Seweall's Point shore on the St. Lucie River, Fla. Despite hundreds of millions of tax dollars spent to reduce pollution in Florida's 153-mile-long Indian River Lagoon, an Associated Press analysis of water quality data from 2000-2015 found stark increases in pollutants that cause harmful algal blooms. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 11:04 am
ON THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON, Fla. (AP) — The most biologically diverse waterway in America is seriously ill. The Indian River Lagoon is repeatedly being choked with oxygen-robbing algae, its surface increasingly dotted with thousands of dead fish, manatees, birds and other creatures. The culprits:...
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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. Volkswagen will report first-quarter and hold analyst and investor conference call on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 03, 2017 - 5:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw its first quarter profit jump 44 percent as it focused on selling more profitable models and worked past its scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. Costs and fines from the scandal that emerged in Sept. 2015 have dinged...
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May 02, 2017 - 1:29 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal agency targeted by President Donald Trump for budget cuts next has only about half the money needed to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish, but it plans to begin construction, anyway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
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May 02, 2017 - 12:28 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal agency that plans to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish only has about half the money needed for construction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inked a $36 million contract with Ames Construction to build the...
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