Environment and nature

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif., which is overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels in 2019, according to the Department of Interior on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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February 11, 2020 - 1:33 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry. The production figure was...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 file photo Ola Kaellenius, CEO of the car manufacturer Mercedes, stands next to a 'Vision EQS' car at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, issues fourth-quarter and full year earnings and provides business update at news conference. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
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February 11, 2020 - 7:37 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, saw profit slump in 2019 and turned in a loss for the fourth quarter, underlining the pressures on the auto industry from economic headwinds and the need to invest in electric cars to meet tougher European Union limits on greenhouse...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 file photo, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, left, is joined by Masen President Mustapha Bakkoury as he addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Africa shouldn't have to beg for help in addressing climate change, the president of the African Development Bank said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, adding that polluting global powers "have to pay." (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
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February 11, 2020 - 6:43 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Africa shouldn’t have to beg for help in addressing climate change, the president of the African Development Bank said Tuesday, adding that polluting global powers “have to pay.” Akinwumi Adesina told The Associated Press in an interview on the sidelines of the African...
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President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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February 10, 2020 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget back into balance. Trump’s fiscal 2021 plan...
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A Volvo car is parked behind the Volvo logo in the lobby of the Volvo corporate headquarters, prior to a media conference on the 2019 Full Year Financial Results, in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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February 10, 2020 - 9:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish automaker Volvo Cars and its owner Chinese automaker Geely Holding said Monday they are considering combining their businesses to create a company that “would accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies.” A combined company would...
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February 10, 2020 - 6:08 am
COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Men armed with rifles and machetes attacked a police station in Benin ne ar the border with troubled Burkina Faso, raising fears that Islamic extremist violence could be encroaching even further south, officials said. One policeman was killed and another wounded in the attack...
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February 09, 2020 - 5:18 pm
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — Dave McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy “died peacefully in his sleep” at...
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In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan's military, rescued mountaineers Donald Allen Bowie, of the USA, and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva, of Finland, sit in a helicopter after being rescued by Pakistan Army from Broad Peak, Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Pakistan's military says an army helicopter has rescued an American and a Finnish climber stranded on a mountain peak in the country's north. (Inter Services Public Relations via AP)
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February 09, 2020 - 6:07 am
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military launched a helicopter evacuation of a Canadian and a Finnish mountain climber who were stranded on a peak in the country's north, according to the Alpine Club of Pakistan. The two climbers — Donald Allen Bowie of Canada and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Pope Francis attends a feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican. Pope Francis will mark the fifth anniversary of his ecological manifesto by visiting a southern Italian region where decades of toxic-waste dumping by the mob have polluted the environment and sickened its people. The diocese of Acerra announced Francis’ May 24 visit on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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February 08, 2020 - 2:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will mark the fifth anniversary of his ecological manifesto by visiting a southern Italian region where decades of toxic-waste dumping by the mob have polluted the environment and sickened its people. The diocese of Acerra announced Francis’ May 24 visit on Saturday...
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France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn arrives to a meeting, at the hôtel Matignon, Paris, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The announcement Saturday Agnes Buzyn brings the total number of people with the virus in France to 11. Buzyn said they appear linked to a British person who stayed there in late January, and was later to confirmed to have the virus after returning to Britain. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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February 08, 2020 - 1:41 pm
France is closing two schools and trying to reassure vacationers in the Alps after five British citizens, including a 9-year-old child, contracted the new virus from China at a French ski resort. Saturday's announcement of the five new cases in France at the height of the ski season is the latest...
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