Posts Tagged Environment

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks says the Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack on Friday.

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Brazil official: Rio won’t meet Olympic water cleanup pledge

In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 photo, boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged at a Friday, Jan. 23rd press conference, that the Olympic pledge of slashing by 80 percent the levels of pollution flowing into the trash- and raw sewage-filled Guanabara Bay is unattainable by next year's summer games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro will not make good on its Olympic pledge of slashing the flow of raw sewage and garbage into the Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 games’ sailing and wind surfing competitions are to be held, the state’s top environmental official acknowledged Friday.

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Pharrell: ‘Live Earth’ concert to press for climate action

Former US Vice President Al Gore, left, and US singer Pharrell Williams, right, enjoy the view on the roof top of the Congress Center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The meeting runs Jan. 21 through 24 under the overarching theme "The New Global Context". (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Pharrell Williams says he’ll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming.

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Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

In this image produced on Nov. 19, 2014, provided by the Lucy Foundation, cinematographer Sam Nicholson records quarterback Jack the dog in a scene in a fanciful Cats vs. Dogs football game scheduled to appear on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. It won't be part of the game broadcast but will be an alternative show dubbed the "Kitten Bowl" on the Hallmark Channel, three hours before the Super Bowl game on NBC. (AP Photo/Lucy Foundation, Betsy Martin)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in “The Walking Dead” to crime-scene bloodshed on “CSI,” special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally affected him more than the commercial he made for Super Bowl Sunday.

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Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena honored for energy efficiency

MIAMI (AP) — The home of the NBA’s Miami Heat has been honored for its commitment to energy efficiency and protecting the environment.

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