Environment and nature

This image made available by NASA shows a map of a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. The purple and blue colors indicate the least amount of ozone, and the yellows and reds show the most. In October 2019, NASA says the ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution. (Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP)
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October 22, 2019 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported . This fall, the average hole in Earth's protective ozone layer is 3.6 million square miles (...
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In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, containers of the herbicide glyphosate are for sale at a farm supply store in Nakhon Phanom Province, northeast Thailand. Thailand's government has agreed to ban the use of the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos, all widely regarded as dangerous to human health, starting Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 22, 2019 - 9:19 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government agreed Tuesday to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health. The government's National Hazardous Substances Committee voted to put the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos in the category...
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The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is being moved in Jutland, Denmark, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. A 120-year-old lighthouse has been put on wheels and rails to attempt to move it some 80 meters (263 feet) away from the North Sea, which has been eroding the coastline of northwestern Denmark. When the 23-meter (76 feet) tall Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was first lit, in 1990, it was roughly 200 meters (656 feet) from the coast; now it is only about 6 meters away. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 4:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 120-year-old lighthouse has been put on wheels and rails to attempt to move it Tuesday some 80 meters (263 feet) away from the North Sea, which has been eroding the coastline of northwestern Denmark. When the 23-meter (76 feet) tall Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was first...
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FILE - In this Jan 8, 2016, file photo, Burns resident Steve Atkins, left, talks with Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, following a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Bundy’s family played central roles in a 2014 standoff over grazing fees in Nevada and the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 21, 2019 - 7:01 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Chris Lene sweeps water out of one of the businesses in the building he owns that was flooded by rainwater in Sacramento, Calif. Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, according a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 21, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds. Scientists examined 33 El Ninos — natural warming of equatorial Pacific that triggers weather extremes across the globe — since 1901. They found...
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October 21, 2019 - 9:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say at least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in the country's biggest national park amid a serious drought. National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Monday called the situation at Hwange...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, middle row from left, former Congressman Joe Walsh, Sen Cory Booker and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and bottom row from left, Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who will participate in an hour-long special about climate change, airing Nov. 7. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2019 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel will step away from cold fronts and heat waves next month to wade into the politics of climate change. The network will air a special that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates discussing proposed solutions. The network has done specials on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures during an interview in Sacramento, Calif. The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their work force, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports. On issues big and small, hotels soon will be forbidden from providing guests with little plastic shampoo bottles, California this year has marched farther left and tried to pull the rest of the country with it. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 20, 2019 - 12:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and...
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Michael Foster fishes as Tropical Storm Nestor approaches, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 in Mexico Beach, Fla.. Forecasters say a disturbance moving through the Gulf of Mexico has become Tropical Storm Nestor. The National Hurricane Center says high winds and dangerous storm surge are likely along parts of the northern Gulf Coast. Conditions are expected to deteriorate Friday into early Saturday. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
October 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Nestor damaged homes and a school in central Florida but the storm spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael, authorities said Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said several homes were...
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A sign, part of a public design installation by artist Thomas Starr, is displayed on a gazebo outside the University of New Hampshire boathouse in Durham, N.H., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Starr, a graphic and information design professor from Boston's Northeastern University, created the project to address possible effects of climate change. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 19, 2019 - 9:46 am
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A public arts project in New England communities features signs that imagine the possible future effects of climate change to raise awareness about the issue. The "Remembrance of Climate Futures" project has been installed in Durham, New Hampshire, and Essex, Massachusetts. It...
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