• FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PAUL WATSON - Canadian captain Paul Watson speaks with the Associated-Press in Paris, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  Founder  of Greenpeace and the controversial Sea Shepherd, anti-whaling activist Watson has a long history of confronting governments, and is on Interpol’s international fugitives list, but now, France has granted him political asylum. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    PARIS (AP) — He’s a fugitive on Interpol’s Red List and a marine vigilante who’s done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he’s also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.

  • FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PAUL WATSON - Canadian captain Paul Watson speaks with the Associated-Press in Paris, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  Founder  of Greenpeace and the controversial Sea Shepherd, anti-whaling activist Watson has a long history of confronting governments, and is on Interpol’s international fugitives list, but now, France has granted him political asylum. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    PARIS (AP) — He’s a fugitive on Interpol’s Red List and a marine vigilante who’s done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he’s also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.

  • In this May 12, 2016 photo, a man walks on dry and cracked earth with empty plastic containers to collect drinking water from a fenced-off pond in Dala township, south of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's dry season, which typically runs from April through May, has been compounded this year by an El Nino-induced drought that added several months to the water shortage affecting Dala township. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    As lines form for water, Myanmar pins hopes on Suu Kyi

    DALA, Myanmar (AP) — Every year at this time, the ponds and wells go dry. People walk for hours to fill their plastic buckets at a lotus-filled pond that is the only clean source of drinking water in this community outside Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon.

  • In this April 7, 2016 file photo, a worker collects floating trash from Guanabara Bay during the inauguration of the renovated Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andy Hunt, the head of World Sailing, met with city, state, and organizing committee officials on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, pushing for what amounts to a superficial cleanup of Guanabara Bay. Rio state officials have acknowledged a real cleanup of Guanabara will take 20 years, with the city still pouring at least half of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters including Guanabara. "We don't want to have any stories of sailors with plastic bags, or what every it might be, that in anyway impact performance," said Hunt. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.

  • DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches

    MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying off.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, people kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored from a mine waste spill.  The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials on Friday, May 20, 2016.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over Gold King spill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.