Environment and nature

Lilian Hernandez, right, is comforted by her daughter at a Mormon church that has been enabled as a shelter near Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Hernandez lost 36 family members in all, missing and presumed dead in the town of San Miguel Los Lotes after the fiery volcanic eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire, in south-central Guatemala. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 05, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire. "My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer,...
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June 05, 2018 - 6:13 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has rebuffed a shareholder attempt to overhaul the electric car maker's board and strip him of his role as chairman, despite worries about the company's shaky finances and inability to meet its production goals for its first mass-market sedan. All...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2013 file photo, a card showing a photo of Italian newlyweds Alice Gruppioni, left, and her husband Christian Casadei, is placed on a makeshift memorial for Gruppioni along Ocean Front Walk at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. An attorney for the family of Gruppioni, who was killed when a driver barreled down the popular Venice Beach Boardwalk, says Los Angeles has approved a $12 million settlement in the case. The Los Angeles city council approved the settlement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, with the family. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 05, 2018 - 6:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $12 million settlement on Tuesday with the family of an Italian honeymooner who was killed when a driver barreled down the popular Venice Beach Boardwalk. The settlement came after the family's attorney, Greg Bentley, said city officials "...
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June 05, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say officers involved in the violent arrest of a Philadelphia woman accused of underage drinking at a New Jersey beach over the Memorial Day weekend won't face any criminal charges. Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland made the announcement Tuesday. He...
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This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the official Environmental Protection Agency account. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 05, 2018 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Government Accountability Office has agreed to a Democratic senator's request to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the Environmental Protection Agency, a spokesman for the watchdog agency said Tuesday. The GAO will conduct a legal review of the April 13...
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An Indian rag picker collects plastic bags at an industrial area on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The U.N. says government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste but poor planning and follow-through have left many such bans ineffective. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
June 05, 2018 - 10:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste, but poor follow-through has left many such bans ineffective, the U.N. said in a report Tuesday. The report, with its release timed for U.N. World Environment Day, noted that rules limiting the use of plastic bags...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 file photo, a plane flies over nearby houses as it approaches for landing at Heathrow Airport in London. The British Cabinet on Tuesday June 5, 2018, is expected to approve the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, and to put the long-running issue up for a parliamentary vote. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 05, 2018 - 8:17 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government has approved the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport — a decision that puts the long-running issue to an uncertain parliamentary vote. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling described the decision by a Cabinet sub-committee as the right move for the...
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This satellite image provided by Digital Globe captured June 3, 2018, shows advancing lava flows on Hawaii as they approach Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland residential neighborhood. Lava from the erupting Hawaii volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder says as of Monday, June 4, 2018, lava burned down 117 homes. Snyder says that’s up from Friday’s count of 87. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 4:45 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. As of Monday, lava burned down 117 homes, said Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder. On Friday, the count was at 87 homes. Officials had previously been updating the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, a wild orangutan climbs a tree in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Borneo, Indonesia. Environmentalists said Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Environmentalists say a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. Greenpeace said Tuesday its...
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In this photo taken May 28, 2018, Ram Nath, 40, sorts reusable trash he fished out from Yamuna, India's sacred river that flows through the capital of New Delhi. For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India’s most polluted rivers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
June 04, 2018 - 11:38 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India's most polluted rivers. He is fishing for trash. "...
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