Environmental concerns

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, speaks during a press conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. A group of winter sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. Climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters put out an open letter Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, calling on 75-year-old Gian Franco Kasper to step aside. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The climate advocacy...
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Salt Lake City Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall, Fraser Bullock, chief operating officer of the 2002 Winter Games, Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Gov. Gary Herbert, USA Olympic speed skater Catherine Rainey-Norman and Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley raise their arms in celebration after the USOC choose Salt Lake over Denver to bid on behalf of the U.S. for future Winter Games, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for the annual general meeting of FC Bayern Munich soccer club in Munich, Germany. The club said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that Winterkorn stood down as FC Bayern Muenchen AG supervisory board member at Monday's board meeting. He had informed supervisory board chairman Uli Hoeneß of the decision earlier. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
December 18, 2018 - 11:23 am
MUNICH (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has left German soccer champion Bayern Munich's supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal. The club said Tuesday that the 71-year-old Winterkorn left on Monday after nearly 16 years as...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 file photo, former Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg gestures as he visits the paddock at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Urging a rapid response to the latest global warming concerns, Nico Rosberg said Monday Oct. 15, 2018, he predicts a merger eventually between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the electric motorsport series. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 15, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport series. The German driver retired from F1 after winning his only title in 2016, and he has since...
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In this Monday, July 30, 2018 photo, players training at The New Lawn, Forest Green Rovers’ football ground, in Nailsworth, England. An English soccer club has become the first professional sports team in the world to be certified as carbon neutral by the United Nations. (AP Photo/James Brook)
July 31, 2018 - 11:10 am
NAILSWORTH, England (AP) — One-nil for the environmentalists. An English soccer team has become the first professional sports team in the world to be certified carbon-neutral by the United Nations. Forest Green Rovers, which plays in English soccer's fourth tier, has adopted a number of...
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This satellite image provided by Airbus Defence & Space on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, shows the Kaliningrad stadium which will host some 2018 FIFA World Cup matches, in Kaliningrad, Russia. October Island was "a little corner of heaven" in the Russian city of Kaliningrad, says local ecologist Alexandra Korolyova. At least, until a World Cup stadium was built on it. (CNES 2018, Distribution Airbus DS via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 8:35 am
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — October Island was considered to some "a little corner of heaven" in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Then a World Cup stadium was built on the island. Russia claims its World Cup stadiums meet the highest environmental standards, yet some have been built on top of...
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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 - 6:42 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth Madin, Macquarie University (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: With the second March for Science scheduled for April 14, The Conversation is publishing articles in which...
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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 - 7:54 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on the rupture of a barrel with radioactive material at a site that includes the Idaho National Laboratory (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Federal officials say three firefighters got a small amount of radioactive material on their skin and were taken to medical...
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