Environment and nature

October 18, 2017 - 4:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, part of the oil giant's efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles. Three charging stations are opening Wednesday at locations in London, Surrey and Derby...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Tuesday he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. Sen. Chuck Grassley of...
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October 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations. Sen. Edward Markey of...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The hybrid Polestar 1 promises a range of 150 kilometers (95 miles) on a charge,...
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Insung Lee, program campaigner of Greenpeace, speaks during a press conference at Greenpeace office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The environmental group issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2017 - 4:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions...
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People push a van that got stuck bringing water for volunteers to fight a wild fire raging near houses in the outskirts of Obidos, Portugal, in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 16 2017. Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left an unconfirmed number of missing in the country's second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 16, 2017 - 1:23 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a 1-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making 2017 by far the deadliest year on record for forest blazes in the country. In neighboring Spain, wildfires have...
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This April, 2017 photo by Brittney Vinculado shows Christina Hanson, with her grandfather Dick Hanson, left, and her father Michael Hanson, in Oakley, Calif. Christina Hanson, 27, used a wheelchair and spent her life dedicated to helping others despite her own hardships, her family said. Kelsi Mannhalter had posted on social media asking people to search for her cousin after the fire Monday ravaged Santa Rosa where Hanson lived. Mannhalter later confirmed on Facebook that Hanson did not survive when the flames consumed her home. (Brittney Vinculado via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 6:06 pm
At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, a 14-year-old boy whose parents and older sister were severely burned, and a woman born with a spinal defect who worked to help...
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A firefighter runs along a containment line while battling a wildfire Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8:50 a.m. A state fire spokesman says it appears firefighters are making good progress on deadly wildfires that started a week ago, devastating wine country and other parts of rural Northern California. Daniel Berlant,...
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In this undated photo provided by Irma Muniz shows the Shepherd family, Jon and Sara Shepherd and their children, Kressa, and Kai. Kai, left, was killed after a wildfire tore through his family's home in Redwood Valley, Calif. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. He was 14 when he died, said his aunt, Mindi Ramos. Sara and 17-year-old daughter, Kressa, both sustained burns on 60% of their bodies. Jon sustained burns on 45% of his body. Relatives are trying to raise money to cover medical expenses and prepare to eventually bring the family to live with Sara's parents' home in Redwood Valley. (Irma Muniz via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 7:37 pm
At least 38 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, a 14-year-old boy whose parents and older sister were severely burned, and a woman born with a spinal defect who worked to help...
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Smoke smolders from a wildfire-ravaged home Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 14, 2017 - 6:12 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 3 p.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein say they have never seen a more destructive and deadly wildfire in their lifetime. The comments from the longtime Californians come as they, along...
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