Industry regulation

April 13, 2018 - 12:26 pm
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her with a dart containing drugs. Soon she was...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:38 am
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant keeled over in the tall grass in Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has occurred. It wasn't killers who targeted her but conservation officials who shot her with a dart of drugs. Soon she was snoring. They slid on a 26-pound (12-...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:17 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound. Since new...
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File - In this Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Women's Gymnastics team member Jordyn Wieber talks during an interview at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation. Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber said Monday, April 9, 2018, the measure could help protect women from abuse. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar spoke in support of legislation Monday that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation for wrongdoing, including sexual misconduct. "...
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April 03, 2018 - 4:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, turned his sights this week on a nearly half-century-old federal waiver that allows California to pursue its own, tough tailpipe emission standards, and allows other states to opt in to California's...
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Tokyo Organizing Committee CEO of the 2020 Olympics Toshiro Muto attends the Executive Board Meeting of Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympics an Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo Wednesday, March 28, 2018. A top Tokyo 2020 Olympic official has promised a clean games, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 28, 2018 - 7:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo Olympic official promised a clean games on Wednesday, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids. Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, demonstrators block the main entrance of Chevron Corp. in San Ramon, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There were no test tubes or Bunsen burners, but a courtroom turned into a science classroom Wednesday for a U.S. judge considering lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Leading researchers taught U.S...
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FILE - This March 9, 2010 file photo shows a tanker truck passing the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a tutorial on climate change before a federal judge in San Francisco (all times local): 12 p.m. An attorney for oil giant Chevron says the company does not dispute the findings of an international panel of scientists that it is extremely likely humans are the...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, people hold signs protesting President Donald Trump's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling along most of the nation's coastline at a hearing Hamilton, N.J. Some coastal states including New Jersey that oppose President Donald Trump's plan to allow offshore drilling in deeper federal waters along most of the nation's coastline are using state-level laws to try to make it difficult or impossible to conduct drilling in their areas by banning pipelines or other drilling infrastructure in state waters. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal. The drilling Trump proposes would take place in federal waters...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:00 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has lifted a weeklong ban on social media that was imposed because of concerns that it was being used to fan anti-Muslim violence in the country's central region. President Maithripala Sirisena said Thursday he ordered an immediate lifting of a ban...
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