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Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Dec. 18, 2018 3:31 AM EST

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents...

Groups sue to block oil production in Alaska's Beaufort Sea

Dec. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block oil production from a proposed artificial gravel island in federal Arctic waters. The groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review an offshore production plan approved for the Liberty project in the...

Chelsea Clinton working on book about endangered animals

Dec. 17, 2018 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on "Don't Let Them Disappear." Scheduled for April 2,...

Correction: Trump-Rolling Rollbacks story

Dec. 17, 2018 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Trump administration rollbacks in environmental regulations, The Associated Press erroneously identified the name of the group where Myron Ebell serves as a director as the Conservative Enterprise Institute. The group's name is the Competitive Enterprise Institute....

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

Dec. 17, 2018 2:23 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them. But...

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire

Dec. 16, 2018 8:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats. Chester Zoo said in a statement issued on Sunday that keepers were able to lure all mammal species to safety, including critically...

The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

Dec. 15, 2018 8:12 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 10 p.m. Officials from around the world have agreed upon a set of rules to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of U.N. climate talks in Poland. Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official chairing the talks in...

Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules

Dec. 15, 2018 6:18 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. The deal agreed upon at U.N. climate talks in Poland enables countries to put into action...

Nations agree upon a set of rules to govern Paris climate accord after 2 weeks of UN climate talks

Dec. 15, 2018 3:57 PM EST
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Nations agree upon a set of rules to govern Paris climate accord after 2 weeks of UN climate talks.

Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo

Dec. 15, 2018 12:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A fire broke out Saturday in an enclosure at one of Britain's largest zoos, forcing keepers to evacuate visitors and move animals away from the flames. Witnesses said the blaze broke out about 11:30 a.m. in the Monsoon Forest habitat area, with winds fanning flames in the building's...