Environment and nature

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses plenary of U.N. climate conference during with a meeting with leading climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 11, 2019 - 3:31 am
MADRID (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg says that business and political leaders are misleading the public by holding negotiations that are not leading to real action against warming temperatures, which she referred to as a climate emergency. "The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, the Volcano of Fire releases lava, seen from Escuintla, Guatemala. In Spanish it's known as "El Volcan del Fuego." (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
December 11, 2019 - 3:27 am
The deadly eruption of a volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty on Monday left six people confirmed dead and dozens of visitors to the island injured. Rescuers were coping with toxic gases and smaller eruptions as they tried to search for eight missing tourists presumed killed in the disaster. A...
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Plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand on Monday Dec. 9 ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
December 11, 2019 - 1:37 am
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud Wednesday, prompting authorities to delay plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption two days ago. Volcanic tremors on White Island were intensifying to a level not seen since an eruption in 2016...
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In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Lillani Hopkins, Lillani Hopkins pictured with her father Geoff prior to the eruption on White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Lillani Hopkins was feeling seasick and keeping her eyes trained on the open water as her tour boat swung around for a last view of the White Island volcano on Monday afternoon, Dec 9, 2019. Suddenly people started gasping and then her dad whacked her, telling her to turn around. The eruption had been so silent she hadn't heard it over the noise of the boat's engines. (Lillani Hopkins via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 1:19 am
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn't hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn't turn around until her dad whacked her. Then she saw it. Huge clouds of ash and steam shooting into the sky. She was so excited, she grabbed her phone out of...
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Democratic presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at the Danceland Ballroom Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Davenport. (Meg McLaughlin/The Dispatch - The Rock Island Argus via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S...
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This Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Michael Schade, shows the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand. Unstable conditions continued to hamper rescue workers from searching for people missing and feared dead after the volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted in a towering blast of ash and scalding steam while dozens of tourists explored its moon-like surface. (Michael Schade via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the...
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December 10, 2019 - 5:50 pm
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets. More than half the write-down is related to gas drilling operations in Appalachia. The huge fourth-quarter...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony to launch an agro program at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Alter do Chao, a sleepy Amazon town, has become the flashpoint for the growing hostility between Bolsonaro and environmental groups following the arrest of firefighters he says set rainforest fires. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
December 10, 2019 - 11:12 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg, 16, who who...
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In this April 16, 2019, photo, attendees take a close look at cars from BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China's electric car sales are stalling following the end of multibillion-dollar subsidies that made it the biggest market for the technology. Communist leaders want to make China a leader in electric cars but are shifting the burden to the industry by imposing mandatory sales quotas (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 10, 2019 - 5:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China the biggest market for the technology. The 27-year-old employee of a beverage distributor picked a...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a press conference at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum in Augusta, Ga., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but he is already making his first foreign trip as a presidential candidate. The Democrat will appear Tuesday at a United Nations global climate conference in Madrid, where he'll share the...
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