Environment and nature

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) looks to pass, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, Patrick Murray kicked a 35-yard field goal with four seconds remaining and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snapped a six-game road slide by topping the penalty-prone Miami Dolphins 30-20 on Sunday. O.J. Howard and DeSean...
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German chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party, CDU, Angela Merkel arrives for exploratory talks with the Free Democrats, FDP, and the Greens in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 12:42 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties struggled to find compromises Sunday on the thorny issues of migration and climate change as they sought to agree upon the framework for formal talks on forming a new coalition government. Merkel's...
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November 19, 2017 - 12:34 pm
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town. Both temblors hit just east of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond early Sunday. The first quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 and struck at 2:12 a.m. The second quake, with a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben speaks to the Vermont legislature in Montpelier, Vt. McKibben has published his first novel, "Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of the Resistance," in November 2017. The tale focuses on a radio host broadcasting from a very secret location in Vermont, advocating that the state secede from the United States and form an independent republic. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
November 19, 2017 - 12:33 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — For decades, Vermont environmentalist Bill McKibben has been telling the world about the dangers of global warming and as a diversion from his Cassandra-like quest, he jotted notes about the quirkiness of his home state that has become known for its craft beer, environmental...
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A participant wears a mask as he runs during the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana won the men's and women's elite categories, respectively. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)
November 19, 2017 - 10:17 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — This month in New Delhi, the air has been so acrid that people have suffered from burning eyes and rasping throats. So the notion that thousands would take to the city streets to gulp down lungful after lungful in a distance race may seem strange to many. But even as India's...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Joshua Braun scored 22 of his 29 points in the first half and Grand Canyon cruised to a 76-51 victory over Little Rock on Saturday night. Braun didn't miss a shot in the first half, shooting 8 of 8 from the floor with five 3-pointers and a free throw. He finished 9-of-11 shooting...
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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 18, 2017 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging...
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The sun sets behind wind turbines near Pokrent, northern Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 8:10 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global...
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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 18, 2017 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish...
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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 18, 2017 - 5:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that...
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