Natural Resources

NICOSIA, Cyprus | Egypt: no one should obstruct use of east Med resources

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Egypt’s parliamentary speaker says closer cooperation between his country, Cyprus and Greece in areas including energy is a clear answer to any other country trying to obstruct the exploitation of natural resources in the Mediterranean, including natural gas. Ali Abdel-Aal didn’t specify which country he was referring to. But Cypriot counterpart … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Egypt: no one should obstruct use of east Med resources

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 23, 2019—  With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to “massively” support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power. Kabila is stepping aside after more than two turbulent years … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

HALIEWA, Hawaii | Researchers come face-to-face with huge great white shark

HALIEWA, Hawaii—Jan 18, 2019— Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The Associated Press that she encountered the 20-foot … Continue reading HALIEWA, Hawaii | Researchers come face-to-face with huge great white shark

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico | Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico— Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the tropical forest of El Yunque, only two of … Continue reading EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico | Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

ISTANBUL | Turkey: We can’t be excluded from Mediterranean resources

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president says he will not permit what he called the seizing of natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean. Speaking at a naval ceremony Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would never accept such attempts “excluding our country and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.” Turkey and the Greek Cypriot government in … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey: We can’t be excluded from Mediterranean resources

ST. PAUL, Minn | Minnesota DNR approves permits for PolyMet mine

ST. PAUL, Minn— The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued permits for a planned copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The agency said Thursday it has issued permits to Poly Met Mining Inc. for the company’s proposed NorthMet mining project. But the project still requires permits from other agencies. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr says “No … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Minnesota DNR approves permits for PolyMet mine

ANTALYA, Turkey | Turkey begins oil and gas search that could stoke tensions

ANTALYA, Turkey— Turkey says it has begun a search for oil and gas in east Mediterranean waters in a move that could stoke regional tensions. The drillship ‘Conquerer’ began exploratory drilling Wednesday off Antalya on Turkey’s southern coast. Turkey is asserting itself in the east Mediterranean to signal that it won’t be left out of … Continue reading ANTALYA, Turkey | Turkey begins oil and gas search that could stoke tensions

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nordhaus credited for research on carbon taxes

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 12:10 p.m. In awarding the Nobel prize in economics, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences cited William Nordhaus for showing that “the most efficient remedy for problems caused by greenhouse gases is a global scheme of universally imposed carbon taxes.” A faculty … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nordhaus credited for research on carbon taxes