Environmental science

Properties at Nerrigundah, Australia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, are damaged and destroyed after a wildfire ripped through the town on New Year's Eve. The tiny village of Nerrigundah in New South Wales has been among the hardest hit by Australia's devastating wildfires, with about two thirds the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
January 14, 2020 - 5:56 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in “very poor” conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced...
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A spectator wears a mask as smoke haze shrouds Melbourne during an Australian Open practice session at Melbourne Park in Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in "very poor" conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced to forfeit her match. (Michael DodgeAAP Image via AP)
January 14, 2020 - 5:37 am
The air was considered hazardous for outdoor workers, and described as among the worst in the world. For professional tennis players, though, it was deemed to be OK for business. A thick haze enveloped Melbourne as smoke from devastating wildfires drifted over Australia’s southeast. Fine particles...
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January 29, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are going green, hiring an environmental science adviser. The team said Tuesday that Allen Hershkowitz will focus on energy use, waste management, water conservation and food services at Yankee Stadium. Hershkowitz has a Ph.D. in political economics,...
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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 11, 2018 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study. The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:37 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) Scientists and environmental advocates will be speaking out this month about the Trump administration and what they view as its...
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April 03, 2018 - 6:46 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) More than 40 years ago, psychologist Sandra Scarr put forth a provocative idea: that genetic influence on children’s cognitive...
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March 30, 2018 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists say an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo on how officials should talk to the public about global warming doesn't reflect reality. EPA's public affairs office put out "a set of talking points about climate change" to help the agency have a...
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March 29, 2018 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists say an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo on how officials should talk to the public about global warming doesn't reflect reality. EPA's public affairs office put out "a set of talking points about climate change" to help the agency have a...
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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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