Environment

FILE- In this October 2017 file photo, a black bear walks in Granite Basin, amid low-lying blueberry thickets, in Juneau, Alaska. A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
February 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in...
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Clemson coach Brad Brownell reacts late in the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Florida State on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 81-79 in overtime. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
February 16, 2018 - 6:27 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson point guard Shelton Mitchell is doubtful with a concussion for the 11th-ranked Tigers game with No.12 Duke, further impacting a roster that has already stretched thin due to injuries. The surprising Tigers (20-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), picked 13th in the 15-...
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A model wears a creation by designer Mulberry at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion week runway show in London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2018 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — It's time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. London Fashion Week kicked off Friday with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Designer Vivienne...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017, file photo, protesters carry banners during their march against the multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology companies Monsanto and Syngenta in Basel, Switzerland. After a February 2018 announcement, critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. Syngenta, under a settlement announced this week, will pay $150,000 for improperly using the pesticide...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm — a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters. The American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group, says the...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her New York apartment in 2016 has been acquitted by a judge. WCBS reports that Sgt. Hugh Barry was found not guilty on Thursday of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Deborah Danner, who had been...
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FILE--In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo,U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during an conservation announcement at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo Friday in Salt Lake City. On Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, the Interior Department released budget documents showing Zinke plans to press ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, including a plan to relocate some officials from Washington to the West and creating a new organizational map that mostly ignores state boundaries. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
February 15, 2018 - 2:34 am
DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and create a new organizational map that largely ignores state boundaries. Zinke wants to divide...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Palestinians gather at the Qatari-funded Hamad City housing complex in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza’s infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, Israel is appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the war-torn area. The banners show Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, left, and his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:33 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, it's appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the war-...
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This image made video obtained from the Jeep brand YouTube channel of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shows part of its commercial video aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads "glorified" the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill seekers. (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 9:05 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler's Super Bowl ads "glorified" the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill-seekers. It's the second time ads by the automaker have drawn complaints since...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1995 file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. A federal court says Idaho officials don't have to destroy information from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by illegally landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area where engines are prohibited. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill earlier this week agreed to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game request to delay his previous order to destroy information from four wolves and 57 elk collared in the Frank Church Fire of No Return Wilderness in January 2016. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited. A federal judge earlier this week agreed to delay his order to...
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