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Participants sit on the floor in front of a poster during a break at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 4:01 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States is committed to reducing greenhouse gas even though the Trump administration still plans to pull out of the Paris accord on fighting global warming, the top U.S. representative at international climate talks told other delegates Thursday. Britain and Canada,...
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the FCC voted to loosen rules meant to support independent local media. The newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the web and cable companies. Critics say dumping these rules, by encouraging consolidation, hurts media diversity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 16, 2017 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one...
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November 16, 2017 - 2:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal utility's top executive estimated Thursday that it would cost $900 million and take 24 years to comply with a court order to move coal ash from unlined and leaking pits and ponds to a lined landfill on the site of a Tennessee power plant. Tennessee Valley Authority...
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November 16, 2017 - 2:01 pm
WAKEFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned Facebook data center. The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project will be built between the towns of Allen, Emerson and Wakefield, the Sioux City Journal...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burr and Sen. Thom Tillis issued statements Nov. 15, saying they will vote against Michael Dourson to serve as head of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 16, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson's nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements saying they...
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November 16, 2017 - 1:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company, NBC, Universal Music Group and others are helping the University of Southern California lead an expanded effort to drive diversity in the entertainment industry. The university's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Thursday that is...
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A car at the entrance of a flooded house after the water has receded in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 16, 2017 - 1:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings like toys. The hardest-hit area from Wednesday's flooding was Mandra, a modest...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo traffic crowds a road in Moscow, Russia after a sunset as smoke billows from a power plant in background. The COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, is scheduled to end Friday, Nov. 17 and aims at producing draft rules for implementing the Paris accord. . (AP Photo/Pavel Glolovkin, file)
November 16, 2017 - 12:23 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The top U.S. representative at international climate talks says President Donald Trump's administration hasn't changed plans to pull out of the Paris accord on combating global warming, but remains...
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Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:09 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...
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Charter boat captain Dave Spangler holds a sample of algae from Maumee Bay in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Scientists estimate about 85 percent of the Maumee’s phosphorus, which promotes algal growth, comes from croplands and livestock operations. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:06 pm
Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. Here's a...
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