Environment and nature

FILE In this Monday Dec. 21, 2009 file photo, Sudan, a northern white rhino, arrives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from the Tinder dating app. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with Tinder for a campaign called "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World," focusing on the rhino named Sudan. They are raising money for research to save the species from extinction. Sudan and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age. (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale, File)
April 25, 2017 - 9:28 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's now on the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts try to keep his species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's Tinder profile says. "I...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2015 file photo, villagers wait in the rain as an aid relief helicopter lands at their remote mountain village of Gumda, Nepal. Nearly everything was lost two years ago, when a terrifying earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation on April 25, 2015, killing more than 9,000 people and toppling nearly a million homes nationwide. The government has been criticized for moving slowly in dispersing funds that would allow people to rebuild on their own. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
April 25, 2017 - 5:11 am
SANKHU, Nepal (AP) — The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school. This is life today...
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FILE- This March 9, 2010 file photo shows an Energy Star label at an appliance store in Mountain View, Calif. Some of the nation’s largest manufacturers are among more than 1,000 U.S. companies urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program, which promotes efficiency in home and business products. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. companies, including some of the nation's largest manufacturers, are urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program to promote efficiency in home and business products. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate funding for...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest manufacturers are among more than 1,000 U.S. companies urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program, which promotes efficiency in home and business products. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate funding for Energy...
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April 24, 2017 - 11:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( http://cin.ci/2owU8hU ) reports a stuffed moose called Mr. Moosey has become a traveling protection talisman sent to police and other first...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016 file photo, a man looks up near smoke spewing from a chimney near the Jiujiang steel and rolling mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Researchers say Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths annually. But there's a catch: It also could undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 24, 2017 - 11:00 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in...
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April 24, 2017 - 1:30 pm
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm. The Mexican wolf population once roamed Mexico and the western U.S. in the thousands but was...
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April 24, 2017 - 1:29 pm
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using sperm that had been frozen. The Mexican wolf population once numbered in the thousands but was nearly wiped...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, a man carries a young boy over his shoulder as he walks among beach goers enjoying unusually warm winter temperatures in Encinitas, Calif. Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
April 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. With less chilly winters, Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5...
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In this March 30, 2017, photo, Moses Maldonado poses for a photo in front of a statue depicting pioneers in front of the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore. Maldonado, who attended a rally honoring farmworker organizer Cesar Chavez at the Oregon statehouse, is a 50-year-old undocumented farmworker who says he is afraid he will be picked up by federal immigration authorities when he leaves his house to go to the fields. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 24, 2017 - 8:40 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting...
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