Posts Tagged Environment

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

In this March 19, 2013 file photo, a performer waves as elephants with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show, pause for a photo opportunity in front of the Capitol in Washington, on their way to the Verizon Center, to promote the show coming to town. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press. exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

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Sheridan man who shot bald eagle in Arkansas fined $2,5000

HUMPHREY, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says a Sheridan man has been fined $2,500 for shooting and wounding a bald eagle.

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Tigers release Hanrahan who’ll have another Tommy John

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract and said the right-hander will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18.

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No ‘floating rubbish’ collection for Olympic sailing venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A program has been halted to retrieve floating rubbish from the sailing venue of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.

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Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach smiles during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. IOC officials have been in Rio this week monitoring progress on the games. South America's first Olympics open Aug. 5. 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city’s progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

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