Posts Tagged Environment and nature

CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday, March 8, 2014, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown runs in the 60m heats during the Athletics World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. Sport’s highest appeals body, The Court of Arbitration for Sport released its full report Tuesday April 15, 2014, saying Jamaican Olympic sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible ``environmental contamination’’ of her urine sample. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible “environmental contamination” of her urine sample, sport’s highest appeals body said Tuesday.

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Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11

NEW YORK (AP) — Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.

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Lake Pontchartrain trestles, you can find flounder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Capt. Kris Robert is right, any day now, as day turns to dusk, you can expect knocks on your front door from little kids dressed like witches, ghosts and pumpkins. Give them handfuls of candy, or they’ll light your mailbox on fire or pee on your rosebushes.

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Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt, right, and Roger Socabasin drill holes while tapping maple trees on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The impoverished tribe hopes to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it’s the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

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Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel

Ramon Pichs Madruga, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, and Rejendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, from left, pose prior to a press conference as part of a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The panel met from April 7, 2014 until April 12, 2014 in the German capital.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

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