Posts Tagged Environment and nature

Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

A protester holds a banner that reads: "Thomas Bach is a Nature Killer" as police guard the entrance of the hotel where International Olympic Committee meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Golf's return to the Olympics after a more than century-long absence was meant to be triumphal, but the construction of the course in the Marapendi nature reserve, a narrow strip of green in the heart of one of Rio's fastest-growing neighborhoods, has been dogged by legal wrangling and protests by Environmental activists. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio’s Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting Saturday, protesting against ecological destruction related to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Spanish claim leg 4 in Ocean Race by just 4 minutes

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spanish team MAPFRE, skippered by stand-in Xabi Fernandez, claimed an epic victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race with just over four minutes to spare after 20 days sailing.

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Receiver Brian Hartline released after 6 years with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released two receivers Friday, and neither was Mike Wallace.

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App State hires Douglas Gillin as AD

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has hired Douglas Gillin as its athletic director.

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Running back Reggie Bush released by Lions

In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Lions released Bush on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season.

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