Environment and nature

General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to reporters after a meeting with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to discuss GM's announcement it would stop making the Chevy Cruze at its Lordstown, Ohio, plant, part of a massive restructuring for the Detroit-based automaker, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker grapples with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 10, 2018 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Richard Walker, an Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponent, poses at a community center in Richmond, Va. Walker says his great-grandfather bought a 25 acre homestead in Union Hill, the site of a proposed compressor station, for $15 in 1885 as a freed slave, said Dominion Energy is engaged in "environmental racism." (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 09, 2018 - 7:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits was set to decide Monday whether Virginia's most powerful corporation...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, several Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. Officials now say they're not going to make it, at least not in time for upcoming meetings in Las Vegas involving representatives from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the U.S. government. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 09, 2018 - 10:51 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. They'...
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Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2018 - 8:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...
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Climate activists shout slogans as they stop in front of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference venue during the March for Climate in a protest against global warming in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 08, 2018 - 11:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America,...
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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announces that new coal plants no longer have to meet planned, tougher, Obama era emissions standards, during a news conference at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 08, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks. On Thursday, the Interior...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, a California sea lion designated #U253 heads towards the Pacific Ocean after being released in Newport, Ore. A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. The measure would allow a more streamlined process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest tribes to capture and euthanize sea lions. The bill sponsored by Idaho Sen. Jim Risch and Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell cleared the Senate Thursday, Dec. 6. It's similar to legislation that the U.S. House passed in June. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:28 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of...
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December 07, 2018 - 1:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he's considering whether to support a petition filed last week that asks a Pennsylvania environmental rule-making board to impose a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wolf, a Democrat, said Friday he hasn't come to a conclusion on it...
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British yachtswoman Susie Goodall sailing her Rustler 36 yacht DHL STARLIGHT on arrival at Hobart, Australia, Oct. 30, 2018, arriving in 4th place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. British woman Goodall sailing solo in the Golden Globe Race round-the-world has lost her mast and was knocked unconscious in a vicious storm, and Thursday Dec. 6, 2018, rescuers are trying to reach her in the Southern Ocean, 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America. (Christophe Favreau/PPL Photo Agency, Golden Globe Race via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 12:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — A cargo ship on Friday rescued a British sailor after a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end in the Southern Ocean as she competed in a solo round-the-world race. British sailor Susie Goodall tweeted "ON THE SHIP!!!" soon after the Hong Kong-registered MV...
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December 07, 2018 - 9:45 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it's expanded to eight more states, including Virginia. David Gaines with the Virginia Department of Health tells The Virginian-Pilot the invasive species has been found primarily in the more...
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