Posts Tagged Environment and nature

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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Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

Members of the 2022 Evaluation Commission for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and representatives of Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee listen to a presentation as they tour Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital’s notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games.

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Volvo Ocean Race boats tip over in Southern Ocean

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Boats in the Volvo Ocean Race were hit by the roughest conditions in the race to date on Tuesday as waves pounded competitors in the Southern Ocean.

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Louisiana turkey season could be productive

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — If Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries turkey study leader Jimmy Stafford could go turkey hunting anywhere in the state on opening day, he would likely opt for a stand around the Jackson-Bienville Wildlife Management Area.

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IOC commissioners begin inspections of Beijing’s 2022 bid

BEIJING (AP) — IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, in a key test of the city’s status as a front-runner in the competition for hosting rights.

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