Environment and nature

April 9, 2014 - 2:04 PM

Nigeria human rights advocate hails progress

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Two generals and top officials of Nigeria's feared State Security Service had to testify at the National Human Rights Commission's hearing on the killings of unarmed civilians — a "quantum leap" in accountability in Nigeria, according to the country's top rights advocate.

April 9, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Family whose sailboat broke down in Pacific Ocean with sick toddler arrives in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Family whose sailboat broke down in Pacific Ocean with sick toddler arrives in California.

April 9, 2014 - 8:03 AM

Report: Charges reduced for minivan in ocean case

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf.

April 9, 2014 - 7:33 AM

EU seeks cheaper power, curbs renewable subsidies

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm is curbing subsidies for renewable energies to help drive electricity prices down.

The European Commission on Wednesday laid out stricter rules on the extent to which the bloc's 28 member states may support the generation of power from renewable sources such as solar, wind or biomass.

April 9, 2014 - 6:03 AM

Spring surge: Africans risk lives to reach Europe

April 8, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed

SYDNEY (AP) — Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water?

April 8, 2014 - 5:34 PM

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

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