Environment and nature

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, stuntman Eddie Braun sits in the cockpit of the "Evel Spirit", a steam-powered rocket, at the team's shop in Twin Falls, Idaho. The new documentary titled "Stuntman", backed by the production company of action star Dwayne Johnson, is a nearly 90-minute film about Braun's career as a stuntman and his successful jump over the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket cycle on Sept. 16, 2016. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker. Blood type: O positive. Allergies: Penicillin. Useful information for the paramedics — in case his jump on Sept. 16,...
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September 18, 2018 - 9:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern China, IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday. Samaranch told The Associated Press that Beijing's air and water quality are constantly improving...
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Clemson's Hunter Renfrow (13) avoids the tackle attempt by Georgia Southern's Jay Bowdry (5) with blocking help from Garrett Williams (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 38-7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
September 15, 2018 - 8:54 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky, mild breezes and plenty of tailgaters at the start of the only major conference football game played Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia while Tropical Storm Florence dumped dangerous amounts of rain elsewhere across the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Dan Radakovich answers a question after being introduced as Clemson's new athletic director in Clemson, S.C. Second-ranked Clemson is the only major conference school in the Carolinas and Virginia largely that will play its scheduled football game this weekend as Hurricane Florence looms. Clemson officials say they are monitoring the storm’s path and believe there were be no issues playing the Saturday’s game against Georgia Southern. Clemson has moved up the start time to noon EST from the original 3:30 p.m. kickoff. (Mark Crammer/The Independent-Mail via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Second-ranked Clemson is the only major conference school in the Carolinas and Virginia that will play its scheduled football game this weekend as Hurricane Florence looms. Several schools across the three states canceled, re-scheduled or relocated games ahead of the storm, citing safety concerns...
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Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird appears for his arraignment on domestic violence charges at Brighton Municipal Court, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 in Boston. Prosecutors say Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment for hours last week before he collapsed in distress.(Angela Rowlings /The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
September 13, 2018 - 4:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird said he's taking a break from the team following charges that he choked and kicked his girlfriend and prevented her from leaving his apartment. In a statement Thursday, the 24-year-old Bird apologized to his teammates and fans for creating an "...
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Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird appears for his arraignment on domestic violence charges at Brighton Municipal Court, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 in Boston. Prosecutors say Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment for hours last week before he collapsed in distress.(Angela Rowlings /The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
September 13, 2018 - 4:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird says he's taking some time off as he deals with his health and domestic violence charges involving an alleged assault of his girlfriend. Bird says in a statement issued...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo Francois de Rugy, a close aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Francois de Rugy, president of the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, takes over at the ecology ministry. He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruction. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:17 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron picked a political ally and a former swimming world champion to plug two holes in his government left by the unexpected resignations of the environment and sports ministers. The presidential Elysee Palace announced the mini-reshuffle in a brief...
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Webb Simpson reacts after his eagle on the 18th hole during the second round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 01, 2018 - 7:47 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The putt is one that Webb Simpson never practices enough. He wasn't sure it even required his putter. He worked it to perfection. From just over 70 feet away off the green on the par-5 18th, Simpson rolled in the eagle putt for an 8-under 63 to take a one-shot lead Saturday at...
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Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave hits a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
September 01, 2018 - 12:01 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jake Cave hit a tiebreaking homer in an eight-run fifth inning that erased a six-run deficit, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 10-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Tyler Austin started the fifth with his 15th home run and Mitch Garver's three-run double...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt places a box of relief supplies in the back of a vehicle to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, in Houston. Watt said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool)
August 27, 2018 - 9:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. An online fundraiser Watt launched after the storm hit Texas last year went viral and far exceeded his original goal...
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