Environment

In this image released by the Spanish Guardia Civil on Thursday Aug. 23, 2018, a Guardia Civil officer shows a turtle seized in Mallorca, Spain. The European law enforcement agency says Spanish police have shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth 10,000 euros ($11,500) each. Europol says Thursday that police in Mallorca seized around 1,100 turtles and 750 eggs, including specimens of 14 of the 50 most endangered species in the world. (Guardia Civil via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 7:25 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth 10,000 euros ($11,500) each. Police in Mallorca seized around 1,100 turtles and 750 eggs, including specimens of 14 of the 50 most endangered species in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk's oil rig in the North Sea named Halfdan. Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice. Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for the world's biggest shipping company, said Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, the new ice class container vessel would embark on "a one-off trial designed to explore an unknown route for container shipping." (Claus Bonnerup/Polfoto File via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 5:03 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said Thursday it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice. Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for the world's biggest shipping company, said the new ice class container...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2014 photo a Volkswagen e-up electric car is recharged on a recharging station in front of a building of the Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen said Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 it is planning a new car-sharing project and will invest in car connectivity. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)
August 23, 2018 - 2:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it's launching an all-electric car sharing service in Berlin using its battery powered Golf and Up! models as it seeks to build a business serving people in big cities who don't own cars. The company said Thursday that it planned to expand its We Share...
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In this Dec. 19, 2014, photo, a worker digs in a fermentation bed at an organic pig farm in Handan in northern China's Hebei province. China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. Authorities say the disease, which is fatal only to pigs and wild boar, has been detected in multiple locations across the vast country. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but officials say they have the situation under control. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Thursday the latest cases were reported in the eastern city of...
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FILE - This July 19, 2018, file photo, shows a sign on property, near southwest Belfield, N.D, for the future home of the Davis Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project's size. Meridian Energy Group maintains it doesn't need a state siting permit because the $800 million Davis Refinery won't have a big enough capacity. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 11:44 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project's size. The Environmental Law and Policy Center and Dakota...
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August 21, 2018 - 8:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. Authorities say the disease, which only affects pigs and wild boar, has been detected in multiple locations across the vast country. It's unclear exactly...
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August 21, 2018 - 2:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants on Tuesday criticized a move by President Donald Trump's administration to scale back federal restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. Illinois Attorney General Lisa...
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In this July 27, 2018 photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a major rollback of Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration’s legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel emissions. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
August 21, 2018 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars...
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Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, left, leaves after a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge, defeating Dutton in an internal government ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:41 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge Tuesday, defeating a senior minister in an internal government ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support. His challenger, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, resigned from Cabinet...
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Smoke from wildfires obscures a scenic view near Lewiston, Idaho, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle, Wash., area to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
August 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second...
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