Environment and nature

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, a cyclist passes heavy industries in IJmuiden, Netherlands. In a statement Friday, June 28, 2019, the Dutch government presented a comprehensive raft of measures aimed at slashing the Netherlands' emission of carbon blamed for warming the Earth's atmosphere by 50% by 2030. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
June 28, 2019 - 9:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures — from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations — that aim to slash by a half by 2030 the Netherlands' emission of carbon. Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes called...
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Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 28, 2019 - 7:51 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says Kamala Harris mispresented his position on school busing decades ago, but he doesn't think she did it intentionally. The California senator challenged Biden's...
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A man stands as convoy of trucks and tractors circle the Oregon state Capitol on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Salem, Ore. Protesters are supporting the eleven Republican senators who walked out over a week ago to avoid a vote on climate legislation. (Michaela Roman/Statesman-Journal via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 3:59 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A parade of trucks and tractors circled the Oregon Capitol on Thursday in support of Republican lawmakers who have walked out to block emissions-lowering climate legislation in a political crisis that stretched into an eighth day. All 11 Republican senators were once again...
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FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Enbridge Inc. said Monday, June, 17, 2019, it’s moving ahead with collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while preparing for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has been drilling into the ground on the south side of the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan, said it will begin boring into the lakebed this week from a barge in shallow water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk." Democrat Dana Nessel's move came the same day she also sought to dismiss pipeline operator Enbridge's request for a ruling on the legality of...
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In this photo provided by Greenpeace dated 14 July 2012 shows a blue shark (prionace glauca) near the Azores. The environmental pressure group Greenpeace is warning about overfishing of endangered sharks in the North Atlantic, largely by Spanish and Portuguese boats, publishing a report Thursday June 27, 2019, arguing that tens of thousands of endangered sharks are killed each year. (Robert Marc Lehmann/Greenpeace via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 9:49 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Greenpeace is warning about overfishing of endangered sharks in the North Atlantic, often by Spanish and Portuguese boats. The group published a report Thursday arguing that tens of thousands of endangered sharks are killed each year because of a lack of measures to protect...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Ford Motor company logo at the auto show in Denver, USA. Carmaker Ford said Thursday June 27, 2019, it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines operations in the region to increase profitability. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 27, 2019 - 7:36 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe to increase profitability, part of a global trend of cost cuts by automakers facing shifting consumer tastes and heavy investments in electric cars. The job cuts are part of a broad restructuring at Ford that...
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June 27, 2019 - 7:01 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Financially-struggling Greece has signed contracts for offshore gas exploration in large tracts of the Mediterranean, despite warnings from leading environmental groups that the project threatens key marine life habitats. The deal will allow global energy giants Total and...
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President Donald Trump waves after arriving at Osaka International (Itami) Airport, in Osaka, Japan, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Trump is in Osaka to attend the G20 summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 27, 2019 - 5:42 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as the presidents of the United States and China and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies. While prospects for detente in the trade...
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In this June 17, 2019, photo, a salesclerk puts goods into a paper bag after a customer purchased them, at a Seven-Eleven store in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Seven & i Holdings Co., a major Japanese convenience store operator, announced on May, 2019, a plan to replace all plastic shopping bags with paper by 2030 and all plastic packaging with paper, biodegradable or other reusable materials at its nearly 21,000 stores nationwide. Japan, as host of the Group of 20 Summit this weekend, hopes to lead the world in reducing plastic waste. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 26, 2019 - 7:37 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped. But as world leaders descend on Osaka...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, file photo, a young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. Attorney Richard Mithoff on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since she was hit during the May 29 game. Mithoff says the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit. He says she had a seizure after she was hospitalized and is taking medication to prevent more seizures. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 26, 2019 - 6:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition...
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