Environmental conservation and preservation

President Donald Trump takes a tour before speaking about energy and infrastructure at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 10, 2019 - 4:22 pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of business...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. The U.S. House and Senate approved the Colorado River drought contingency plan on Monday. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,...
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In this March 2019 photo, crews and volunteers filled sand bags in the parking lot of the Codington County Extension Center with the help of a machine that could fill a sandbag every four seconds in Watertown, S.D. Small towns like Watertown on some of the nation’s most flood-prone rivers are struggling to afford flood-protection systems. (Grace Ramey/The Public Opinion via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 10:18 am
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a small-town Missouri waterfront as barges float by and eagles dart in the air above. But with a major flood...
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April 08, 2019 - 5:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval exercises in the area. Fifteen dead dolphins have washed up on the eastern island of Samos and other parts of Greece's Aegean coastline...
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Italian Interior Minister and Vice Premier Matteo Salvini attends a press conference during the G7 Interior Ministers meeting in Paris Thursday, April 4, 2019. Foreign and interior ministers from the Group of Seven are gathering in France this week to try to find ambitious solutions to world security challenges. Putting a dampener on that are two glaring American absences: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 05, 2019 - 3:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister and France's far-right leader are cementing their longtime alliance ahead of Europe-wide elections next month and said they will press for like-minded candidates in Europe to join their "family." Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen discussed work,...
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This image posted on the Instagram account of actress and singer Miley Cyrus shows her sitting in a Joshua Tree. Photos posted on her Instagram account showing Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. Joshua trees are protected in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave National Preserve as well as under some city and county ordinances. National Park spokesman George Land expressed concern that the singer's many followers might copy her actions. (Instagram via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. The photos posted this week on Instagram were captioned "Looking down at all the petty drama like...." and "Monkey...
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This Jan. 12, 2012 photo shows U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason at a conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The Trump administration has suffered a pair of setbacks in attempting to reverse environmental policies set for Alaska by former President Barack Obama. Gleason on Friday, March 29, 2019 ruled that the Trump administration violated federal law with a proposed road through a national wildlife refuge. Hours later, Gleason ruled that Trump exceeded his authority by reversing a ban on offshore drilling in most of the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic (Erik Hill/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to reverse environmental initiatives in Alaska put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama, took a hit with two rulings in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on Friday ruled that the administration violated federal law...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, steam rises up on the surface of Lake Michigan at sunrise in Chicago. After repeated efforts to gut funding for a Great Lakes cleanup, President Donald Trump has done an about-face. The president announced during a rally Thursday, March 29, 2019, in Michigan, that he supports $300 million this year for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Trump's change of heart came after he rode to the rally with several Republican congressmen from Michigan, who lobbied for the funding. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 29, 2019 - 6:44 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried repeatedly to gut funding for a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup, only to be stymied by Congress. Suddenly, he did an about-face. It happened Thursday during a campaign-style speech in the battleground state of Michigan. For years, the...
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Oranges and tomatoes are seen on display for sale alongside a roll of plastic bags at a supermarket in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Two New York lawmakers say Wednesday that they're optimistic that a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags could be included in the spending plan that's due Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 29, 2019 - 10:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature have reached a deal to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget agreements, officials said Friday. The ban would prohibit grocery stores from...
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FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and surrounding areas in Nebraska affected by flood waters. After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created this month's flooding came from rain and melting snow that flowed into the river downstream of all the dams, and at the same time, massive amounts of water filled the reservoirs and some had to be released. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:36 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from...
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