Environment and nature

In this Saturday, June 14, 2018 photo, markers outline a plot of land belonging to Greek Cypriot Nicholas Skourides near to the home of a Turkish Cypriot, in the village of Kozankoy, or Lapithos, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus. Skourides is the first Greek Cypriot on ethnically divided Cyprus to start building a home in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north after a very rare decision by authorities there to allow him to reclaim the land he and his family fled 44 years ago. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 27, 2018 - 9:57 am
KOZANKOY, Cyprus (AP) — Perched halfway up a cragged mountain range, limestone outcrops frame the small village of mostly single-story homes where Nicholas Skourides was born, and where he says he simply wants to live out the rest of his days. Skourides is the first Greek Cypriot on ethnically...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres (320 hectares) and officials have suspended the practice statewide, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture said Wednesday. Adam Putnam said an investigation by...
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June 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — New satellite data say Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high. The data released Wednesday by the University of Maryland show tropical forests around the globe lost 15.8 million hectares (39 million acres) of...
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Rescue workers gather at the entrance of a cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Heavy rains are hampering efforts to rescue the 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing inside the flooded cave in northern Thailand for four days. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
June 27, 2018 - 12:28 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rain is continuing to fall and water levels keep rising inside a cave in northern Thailand, frustrating the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for nearly four days. At the entrance to Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province, officials...
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Save The Redwoods League board member John Montague, left, is joined by Todd McMahon, vice president of NCRM Inc., an environmental consulting firm that helps manage League projects and writer Glen Martin as they stand among the mature redwoods of Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in Stewarts Point, Calif., March 28, 2018. The grove in Northern California with hundreds of ancient redwood trees, some taller than the Statue of Liberty, is being acquired by environmental group Save the Redwoods League that plans to preserve it and open a new public park, the group announced Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Mike Shoys/Save the Redwoods League via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 8:32 pm
STEWARTS POINT, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday that it is acquiring a grove in Northern California with hundreds of ancient redwood trees, some taller than the Statue of Liberty, and is planning to preserve it and open a public park. Save the Redwoods League said it is purchasing...
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Homes on Wolf Creek Road in Spring Valley, Calif., were destroyed in the Pawnee Fire in Lake County as residents were forced to evacuate and the fire continued to burn out of control on Monday, June 25, 2018. Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 6:57 pm
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California that forced about 1,500 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area in a region hit hard by wildfires in recent years, authorities said Tuesday. The fire in Lake County north of San...
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Soldiers guide auxiliary power lines into a cave where the main staging area is to continue the search for a group of missing boys and their coach, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. About a dozen navy SEAL divers and other rescuers have re-entered a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for three days in the sprawling caverns. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
June 26, 2018 - 11:13 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Efforts to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for three days hinge on pumping out water so that navy divers have room to operate, the first high-level Thai official to visit the site said Tuesday. Interior...
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Rescue workers continue to search for a group of missing boys and their coach in a flooded cave, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Electricians are extending a power line into a flooded cave in northern Thailand to help the search and rescue efforts for 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded three nights in the sprawling caverns and cut off by rising water. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
June 26, 2018 - 1:06 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — About a dozen navy SEAL divers and other rescuers re-entered a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday morning to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for three days in the sprawling caverns. Divers have been seeking a way forward...
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FILE - This March 9, 2010, file photo shows a tanker truck passing the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention has thrown out the underlying lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies liable for the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Monday, June 25, 2018, that Congress and the president, not a federal judge, were best suited to address fossil fuels' contribution to global warming. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 25, 2018 - 10:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies...
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June 24, 2018 - 11:28 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Rescuers are planning a second attempt to try to get through a small, flooded passage inside a Thai cave to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who entered the cave two days ago. An official in the forest park in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai province said the divers were...
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