Posts Tagged Environment and nature

Joint leaders of Volvo Ocean Race quit with broken mast

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hours after a Chinese team suffered a staggering setback when its mast broke in the remote Southern Ocean, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race experienced one of sailing’s rarest and toughest feats when it rounded treacherous Cape Horn at the bottom of South America.

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Boaters push Senate bill removing corn-ethanol mandate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The nation’s largest boating advocacy group has thrown its support behind a U.S. Senate bill that would do away with the law requiring ethanol produced from corn to be sold to American consumers.

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Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez say he is OK after knee scare

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez felt pain in his surgically repaired left knee and panicked.

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US crew battles for Cape Horn bragging rights in global race

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — American boat Team Alvimedica took the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg early Sunday as the six-strong fleet continued to endure a helter-skelter ride toward Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean.

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Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic golf course

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s mayor has defended the city’s controversial Olympic golf course, which has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings.

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