Environment and nature

A dead elephant is seen in Hwange National park, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's national parks said on Wednesday, Sept. 2 the number of elephants dying in the country's west from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22 and more deaths are expected. (AP Photo)
September 02, 2020 - 7:08 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The number of elephants dying in western Zimbabwe from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22, and “more deaths are expected,” a spokesman for the country’s parks agency said Wednesday. Most of the elephants dying in the...
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September 02, 2020 - 5:44 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities are investigating the spilling of pollutants into the Seine River from a plant run by one of the world's biggest cement makers, LafargeHolcim, officials said Wednesday. The company blamed a “malicious act” by someone who deliberately damaged a protective panel,...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Kenosha, Wis., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 01, 2020 - 9:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is recycling a baseless conspiracy theory to claim that recent protests have been orchestrated by powerful people in “dark shadows” intent on undermining his reelection prospects. The claims first took root on Facebook and Twitter earlier this year after racial...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, officials from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission visit St., George, Utah, to examine the route of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. The project is one of dozens that the Trump administration has targeted for fast-tracked environmental review during the COVID-19 emergency. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
September 01, 2020 - 5:03 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. __ The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, including oil and gas drilling, hazardous fuel pipelines, wind farms and highway projects in multiple states, according to...
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September 01, 2020 - 10:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, could be the cause of the death of 11 elephants in a forest in western Zimbabwe, a parks agency spokesman said Tuesday. The carcasses of the elephants were discovered last week in Pandamasue Forest, located...
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French President Emmanuel Macron hugs blast victim Tamara Tayah after planting a cedar with members of the NGO Jouzour Loubnan in Jaj, near Beirut, Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron returned to Lebanon on Monday, a country in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, for a two-day visit and a schedule packed with events and political talks aimed at charting a way out for the country. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 2:29 am
BEIRUT (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron planted a cedar tree in a forest north of Beirut, marking Lebanon's centenary on Tuesday, ahead of talks with officials on ways to help extract the country from an unprecedented economic and financial crisis and the aftermath of a massive blast that...
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Hidekazu Tamura, 99, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Amid commemorations for Wednesday's 75th anniversary of the formal Sept. 2 surrender ceremony that ended WWII, Tamura, a former Japanese American living in California, has vivid memories of his time locked up with thousands of other Japanese-Americans in U.S. intern camps. Torn between two warring nationalities, the experience led him to refuse a loyalty pledge to the United States, renounce his American citizenship and return to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2020 - 8:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, the first thing Hidekazu Tamura, a Japanese American living in California, thought was, “I’ll be killed at the hands of my fellow Americans.” It wouldn't be the last time he felt that way. At 99, amid commemorations of Wednesday's 75th...
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Linda Smoot, who evacuated from Hurricane Laura in a pickup truck with eight others, reacts as they return to see their homes, in Lake Charles, La., in the aftermath of the hurricane, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 31, 2020 - 11:48 am
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through the tire shop Layla Winbush's family started just under a year ago, reducing most of it to rubble and scattering hundreds of tires across the lot. The storm also damaged her home, which now reeks of mold. Federal...
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FILE-In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area. India said Monday its soldiers thwarted China's "provocative" military movements near a disputed border in Ladakh region amid a monthslong standoff. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, file)
August 31, 2020 - 8:36 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India said Monday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades. China's military said it was taking “necessary actions in response," without giving...
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In this photo provided by Northern Territory Dept. of Tourism, Sport and Culture, a 350-kilogram (770-pound) male crocodile is tied to the back of a trailer in Katherine, Australia on Aug. 28, 2020. Wildlife rangers trapped the 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia's Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Northern Territory Dept. of Tourism, Sport and Culture via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 2:26 am
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia’s Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday. The 350-kilogram (770-pound) male was caught in the Flora River at a...
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