Environment and nature

February 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of scientists says beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for forests. The scientists are from the University of Maine and Indiana's Purdue University and say the move toward beech-...
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February 25, 2018 - 12:51 am
BC-BKC--Utah Valley-Grand Canyon Box GRAND CANYON 60, UTAH VALLEY 59 UTAH VALLEY (20-9) Neilson 1-4 0-0 2, Ogbe 3-7 3-4 10, C.Toolson 6-11 0-0 14, Randolph 5-13 5-7 15, J.Toolson 1-2 2-4 4, Nelson 0-2 0-2 0, Manyang 4-5 0-0 8, DeBerry 3-6 0-0 6, Nakwaasah 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 10-17 59. GRAND...
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People line the street as the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Billy Graham leaves the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, Pool)
February 24, 2018 - 10:56 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions of listeners around the world with his rallies and his pioneering use of television. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 24, as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
February 24, 2018 - 11:42 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A hearse bearing the body of the Rev. Billy Graham has begun its journey from the North Carolina mountains to his hometown. The procession departed from his training center near Asheville...
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A young golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) clings onto its father in their enclosure in Sosto Zoo in Nyiregyhaza, 245 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Attila Balazs/MTI via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 11:39 am
BARE SCARE: NAKED MAN FIRES GUN, FLEES AFTER CRASH WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina. Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office tells...
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In this Feb. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference In Oxon Hill, Md. On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, Trump sought in a week’s worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week's worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. His speech to the Conservative...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, the sun sets as Mount McKinley casts its reflection on Reflection Pond at the west end of Denali National Park Road in Denali Park, Alaska. US Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that he wants to reorganize the agency that oversees vast public lands and energy resources in the West. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that's supposed to speed up permitting for development on public lands, but Democrats asserted it was just a ploy to let the energy...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Friday to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country, a victory for environmental groups opposed to the project. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick granted the groups' request for a preliminary injunction...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami guard Bruce Brown Jr. is scheduled to have his injured left foot re-evaluated by doctors on March 12, which means he will miss the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Brown's availability for the start of the NCAA Tournament on March 13 is unlikely. He underwent...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about the global extent of commercial fishing, The Associated Press erroneously included whales among the species caught with longline fishing. A corrected version of the story is below: Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seas A new global study...
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