Environment and nature

People line the street as the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Billy Graham leaves the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, Pool)
February 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours from his mountain chapel to...
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February 25, 2018 - 5:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say a woman has died after being hit by an avalanche in the Alps near the Italian border. Police in Switzerland's Valais canton (state) said four skiers were carried away by the avalanche Saturday afternoon after leaving a mountain hut in the Arolla area. Rescuers were...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, a small island is seen above and below the water in the Seychelles. The tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors, designating nearly a third of its ocean waters as protected areas and aiming to ensure its unique biodiversity. (The Ocean Agency via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 3:26 am
CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian...
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Firefighters use a raft to rescue Samantha Tucker, center, and her young child and infant, after rising flood waters submerged her home, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 11:42 pm
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Shelters were open to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in Indiana and Michigan on Thursday, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in the Midwest. Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and southern U.S.,...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for the arrival of the Irish President Michael D. Higgins during a welcome ceremony at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 22, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. The decision made public Thursday says that the development is in accordance with Greece'...
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US Rep Don McEachin, D-Va. left, greets an environmental activists after a news conference in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The press conference proceeded a public meeting of the Bureau Ocean Energy Management on offshore drilling. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 21, 2018 - 8:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world's largest Navy base and imperil the coast's tourism...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington. A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the EPA administrator over the last year and whether the ticket was coach, business or first class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 21, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the EPA...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:08 pm
In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces the risk of a reaction by 95 percent, not...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, Jaden Smith, left, and his father Will Smith attend the world premiere of "Suicide Squad" in New York. The Smiths have founded an eco-friendly bottled-water company called Just, which is unveiling a new line of flavored waters next month. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 9:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and his 19-year-old son, Jaden, are announcing their latest collaboration, but it has nothing to do with music or movies. The Smiths have founded an eco-friendly bottled-water company called Just , which is unveiling a new line of flavored waters next month. The father...
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In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, Australian search and rescue coordinator Rick Allen, second from left, trains foreign rescue officials in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority control room in Canberra, Australia. Officials from Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka visited the authority's headquarters this week as part of a regional training program that began in 2015. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 21, 2018 - 3:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from...
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