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Minnesota board: Moorhead-made THC gummies are too potent

Dec. 05, 2022 17:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy on Monday sued a Moorhead-based manufacturer of THC-laced gummies, saying the company's candies contain far stronger doses of the chemical that gives marijuana its high than state law allows. The lawsuit alleges that Northland...

BASF to restore polluted Superfund site in New Jersey

Dec. 05, 2022 15:08 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The German chemical company BASF will restore damaged natural resources at a notorious Superfund site where decades or pollution and illegal dumping caused vast contamination of the environment, New Jersey officials said Monday. The state Department of...

Poisons killed beloved owls in Tampa Bay

Dec. 03, 2022 03:19 AM EST

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Mark Schocken took thousands of pictures of the great horned owls in Philippe Park, but he didn’t often capture them eating. Then one clear afternoon, binoculars slung over his shoulder and camera in hand, he watched the mother bird plop a rat in front...

Negotiators take first steps toward plastic pollution treaty

Dec. 02, 2022 18:04 PM EST

More than 2,000 experts wrapped up a week of negotiations on plastic pollution Friday, at one of the largest global gatherings ever to address what even industry leaders in plastics say is a crisis. It was the first meeting of a United Nations committee set up to draft what is...

Mexico launches online platform for dual-use precursors

Nov. 23, 2022 19:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government presented an online platform Wednesday that it claims will allow authorities to track the importation and consumption so-called “dual-use” precursor chemicals that are often used to make synthetic drugs like meth and fentanyl. Mexico...

A rail strike looms and impact on US economy could be broad

Nov. 22, 2022 16:31 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules...

Investigators: Firm that cleans meat plants employed minors

Nov. 22, 2022 15:38 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of meatpacking plants nationwide is defending itself against allegations that it employed more than two dozen minors working overnight shifts cleaning massive saws, grinding machines and other dangerous processing equipment at three...

Hard-working Colombian beetles clean garbage, retire as pets

Nov. 22, 2022 11:39 AM EST

TUNJA, Colombia (AP) — Three yellow-and-black beetles clung to the shirt of Germán Viasus Tibamoso, a Colombian environmental engineer who uses beetle larvae to transform food waste into fertilizers. As he encouraged them to move along, he murmured to them in Japanese — trying...

Oregon hemp plant fire injures 5, town temporarily evacuated

Nov. 21, 2022 22:32 PM EST

GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A small town in central Oregon was evacuated and five people were hurt due to a hemp manufacturing plant fire Sunday. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office said five employees were burned in the blaze, including one who suffered significant burns, The...

Russia launches missile barrage on Ukraine as 1st snow falls

Nov. 17, 2022 17:30 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian airstrikes targeted Ukraine’s energy facilities again Thursday as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv, a harbinger of the hardship to come if Moscow’s missiles continue to take out power and gas plants as winter descends. Separately, the...