Environment and nature

A man smokes outside his house in the town of Sabuk, Jeongseon county, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Pyeongchang Winter Games are spread across South Korea’s Gangwon Province, a rural former coal mining region that few had heard of until its hard-fought bid to be an Olympic host. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 18, 2018 - 4:54 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world. It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since...
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February 18, 2018 - 12:59 am
BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-CS Bakersfield Box CS BAKERSFIELD 71, GRAND CANYON 58 GRAND CANYON (17-10) Vernon 2-5 3-6 7, Lever 3-8 2-2 9, Frayer 3-4 3-6 11, Benson 0-2 1-3 1, Braun 1-7 4-6 6, Jackson 4-5 1-2 10, Blumbergs 1-4 0-2 2, Milstead 1-4 3-4 6, Martin 1-4 4-6 6, Aidoo 0-1 0-0 0, Sankare 0-0 0-0 0...
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February 18, 2018 - 12:33 am
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Damiyne Durham scored 17 points, Justin Davis had his first career double-double and Cal State Bakersfield never trailed in a 71-58 win over Grand Canyon on Saturday night. Davis, a 6-foot-4 freshman, scored a career-high 15 points and hauled in 12 rebounds, also a career...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:25 pm
OREM, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson and Brandon Randolph each scored 16 points and Utah Valley knocked off Texas Rio Grande Valley, 84-72 in a Western Athletic Conference contest Saturday night. Utah Valley finishes the regular season with a 14-1 record on its home floor after snapping New Mexico State'...
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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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A South Korean soldier, at right, describes the view to guests at Observation Post 717 along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea. (Dan Archer/Archcomix via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 7:07 am
OBSERVATION POST 717, South Korea (AP) — The view into North Korea is spectacular from high above, a wide panorama stretching from craggy islands just off the coast to the mountains in the interior. There was a lot to be seen on this beautifully clear day, even if the North Koreans themselves were...
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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 - This Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Turkish troops take control of Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria. Nearly a month into Turkey's offensive in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, hundreds of thousands of Syrians are hiding from bombs and airstrikes in caves and basements, trapped while Turkish troops and their allies are bogged down in fierce ground battles against formidable opponents. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, high winds whip snow off the western peaks of Mount Hood as seen from Government Camp, Ore. Rescuers scrambled to Oregon's tallest peak Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, after a climber fell several hundred feet and seven others were stranded. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
February 16, 2018 - 12:41 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood — a lot of it. The critically injured climber, later be identified as Miha Sumi, was sprawled with his feet above his head on icy slope about...
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