Water quality

File - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic was $13.1 billion. Officials say about $2 billion went into building venues, with $11 billion more used to build Olympic-related projects. This included a subway line extension, a cleanup of polluted Guanabara Bay and a renovated port area. Most of the sports venues remain empty, and it’s unclear if they will ever generate enough income to cover maintenance costs. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money. Officials of Brazil's Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said at a news conference Wednesday, the cost...
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June 14, 2017 - 9:39 am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Michigan health department was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, the highest-ranking member of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Government investigators say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states. The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Monday the...
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FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, a plastic bottle lies among other debris washed ashore on the Indian Ocean beach in Uswetakeiyawa, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, June 5, 2017, opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
June 05, 2017 - 7:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. The U.N. chief...
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June 05, 2017 - 1:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done...
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FILE - This April 12, 2012 file photo shows the clarity of Lake Tahoe near Incline Village, Nev. Climate change is changing the rules of nature scientists have followed for decades as they try to identify the causes of Lake Tahoe's loss of clarity and chart a course to restore the ecological health of the cobalt mountain waters dubbed the ''crown jewel'' of the Sierra. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
May 22, 2017 - 3:14 pm
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say. "Climate change is...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:02 pm
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say. "Climate change is...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 02, 2017 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. The Environmental Protection Agency held a three-hour "...
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Far-right candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen attend with Nicolas Dupont-Aignan a media conference in Paris, France, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says her new campaign ally, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, would be her prime minister if she is elected. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 30, 2017 - 6:15 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival worldviews, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Holocaust memorial and calls for political unity. With a week left before the May 7 runoff, Le Pen paid a surprise visit...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, a protester rides in a mock coal train as other protesters demonstrate against trains carrying coal for export moving through Washington state in Tacoma, Wash. A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risk for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 28, 2017 - 8:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday. Millennium...
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