Tag: Environment

Ga. insurance chief grabs ‘last chance’ as credibility hit

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ATLANTA — Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner told jurors Wednesday that his trial “is my last chance” to persuade them and the wider world that...

Belgium holds day of mourning in wake of deadly flooding

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BRUSSELS — Belgium held a day of mourning Tuesday for the victims of last week’s devastating floods, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her...

Mexican wolf breeding program gets boost from zoo

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MEXICO CITY — Five gray wolf pups born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo are giving a boost to efforts to broaden the endangered species’...

UK’s royal swan census resumes on river after pandemic pause

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LONDON — Britain's royal swan census is back a year after it was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

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LONDON — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances...

Israel plans to tax disposable plastic in bid to reduce use

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JERUSALEM — Israel's government Monday put forward a plan to double taxes on single-use plastics in a bid to reduce the proliferation of the...

EXPLAINER: How Democrats hope to enact Biden domestic agenda

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers’ most consequential battle this year over President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda will snake through a legislative maze that's eye-rolling even...

A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60...

California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

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SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme...

DNR: Sick, dying songbirds seen in three-quarters of Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — Sick and dying songbirds stricken with an unexplained illness have now been found in three-quarters of Indiana's counties, state wildlife officials say. ...