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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces prepare to rescue climbers near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surro…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at a cabin near the peak of Mount Ontake as plumes of smoke billow in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high in…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Rescue workers carry a climber rescued from Mount Ontake into an ambulance, in Kiso, Nagano prefecture in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area …

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake in central Japan erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. An e…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces carry a person rescued from a cabin on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surroundin…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Rescuers help an injured person on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. An estimated 40 people were stranded at mountai…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in a…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

A climber is lifted by a helicopter as being rescued from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue worke…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

A helicopter of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force lifts a person injured during the eruption on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surroundi…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces carry a person rescued from a cabin, top left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and …

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Sunday. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky an…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO | The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.

September 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

UNITED NATIONS | In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements t…

September 23, 2014 6:15 pm Related

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON | The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

September 19, 2014 1:10 pm

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

September 15, 2014 12:45 pm Related
Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

A plume of smoke rises from the lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warni…

September 02, 2014 12:38 pm
Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

July 25, 2014 11:00 pm

Volunteer outdoors in Hammond with Save the Dunes

HAMMOND | In celebration of Earth Day, Save the Dunes’ Stewardship Program will hold a volunteer event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Cline Avenue Dune & Swale Nature Preserve in Hammond.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

BERLIN | It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…

February 05, 2014 5:30 pm
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