Early Highlights from the 2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Contest entry period ends May 31st, 2018 National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000 (USD), have his or her photo posted on the @NatGeoTravel Instagram account, as well as earn the prestigious…

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Hawaii becomes first US state to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

In a bid to protect its marine environment, Hawaii has passed a bill banning sunscreens using oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals seen as having significant harmful impacts on ecosystems Coral reefs and sunshine keep tourists flocking to Hawaii but add sunscreen to that holiday mix and the result can be serious…

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Lobbyist Friend Helped EPA’s Pruitt Plan $100,000 Trip To Morocco

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s costly visit to Morocco last year was partly planned by a lobbyist friend, according to news reports. The disclosure raises fresh questions about the purpose of Pruitt’s controversial visit, which reportedly cost taxpayers more than $100,000. Some also question whether the lobbyist, reportedly hired soon…

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Meghan’s father to walk her down aisle

Image copyright PA Image caption Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle will get married at Windsor Castle on 19 May Meghan Markle’s father will walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry later this month. Thomas Markle will meet his daughter’s fiancé for the first time when he…

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Kirstjen Nielsen tells Fox News more than a dozen known or suspected terrorists try to enter US each day

close Video Nielsen says border wall is part of counter-terror strategy Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke exclusively to Fox News about the ongoing threat to the U.S.; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from New York City. More than a dozen known or suspected terrorists are trying to get…

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Immigration removal targets ‘to be axed’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmber Rudd rejects calls to quit over Windrush scandal The Home Office is to axe immigration removal targets – a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said they did not exist, the BBC understands. Ms Rudd told MPs investigating the Windrush scandal…

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A month without plastic – 10 years on

Ten years ago I attempted to live plastic-free. With the government pledging to crack down on plastic waste, will it be any easier a decade on? Summer 2008 was a warm one. I know that because my kitchen gently hummed with the sour scent of plastic milk bottles and yoghurt…

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United Bans 25 Pet Breeds From Hold, Will Resume Flying Others

United Continental Holdings Inc. will ban 25 different pet breeds when it resumes flying pets this summer, four months after a dog’s death prompted the airline to review its policies for transporting animals. The carrier will again accept dogs and cats in the cargo hold starting July 9 if the…

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ending: What it means and what’s next

Thanos has plans.Image: Marvel STudios Warning: This story contains major spoilers for the ending of Avengers: Infinity War. Welp, he did it.  In the closing moments of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos, wielding his now-complete Infinity Gauntlet, manages to wipe out a huge chunk of Marvel heroes – specifically, Bucky, Black…

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Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGulfaraz Zaman, director of Hashim Travel, called the incident ‘disturbing’ Four British people have died and 12 others have been hurt in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia, a travel firm says. Raj Begum Hussain, 70, from Blackburn, died alongside an elderly…

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