Posts Tagged Environment and nature

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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China hopes hang by thread as Volvo Ocean Race pack closes

SANYA, China (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team’s hopes of becoming the first Chinese entry to win a leg in the Volvo Ocean Race were hanging by a thread Sunday.

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UT-Pan American stings Grand Canyon 73-72

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Elijah Watson drove for a contested jump shot with about two seconds left, lifting Texas-Pan American to a 73-72 victory and foiling a Grand Canyon comeback bid Saturday night.

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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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Danish team that ran aground in race will replace navigator

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Danish-based team that ran aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean in the Volvo Ocean Race will replace its navigator when it rejoins the fleet for the final two legs later this year.

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