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To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

Jun. 26, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon season, four divers, carrying measuring...

Dredging company to pay $1M for restoration work oil spill

Jun. 22, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, which...

China, Cambodia break ground on port, dismiss US concerns

Jun. 08, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese and Cambodian officials broke ground Wednesday on a contentious naval port expansion project, dismissing American concerns it could provide Beijing with a strategically important military outpost on the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodian Defense...

3 dead in Bulgaria as passenger train hits truck at crossing

Jun. 07, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Three people were killed when a passenger train crashed into a truck at an unguarded railway crossing in northwestern Bulgaria Tuesday, authorities said. The accident occurred near Gara Oreshets, at 1:35 p.m. local time (1135 GMT), police said. ...

China, Cambodia breaking ground on joint port project

Jun. 07, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia denied again Tuesday that it will allow any Chinese military presence at a port where it and China are beginning an expansion this week that has prompted concern in the United States and elsewhere that it will be used by Beijing as a naval outpost on the Gulf...

China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

May. 20, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China says its initiative to build ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa, paid for with Chinese loans, will boost trade. But in a cautionary tale for borrowers, Sri Lanka's multibillion-dollar debt to Beijing threatens to hinder efforts to resolve a...

Mexico closes US gravel quarry that had been pressured

May. 06, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Friday it has closed a limestone gravel quarry owned by a U.S. company, a move likely to add fuel to an ongoing trade dispute with the firm. The Environment Department said Friday it closed the quarry owned by Vulcan Materials near...

Orsted will use NJ Wind Port to build offshore wind farm

Apr. 28, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Orsted, the Danish wind power developer, signed an agreement Thursday with New Jersey officials to use a state-financed manufacturing port to build the components of the state's first offshore wind farm. Gov. Phil Murphy announced the agreement during an...

Mexico's president imitates Trump in 'art of the deal'

Apr. 27, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump cast himself as a master of “The Art of the Deal,” but his old buddy, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, may be taking over that title. Last week, López Obrador pressured a U.S. gravel company into agreeing...

Biden pushes infrastructure plans in visit to New Hampshire

Apr. 19, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden went to Portsmouth Harbor in New Hampshire on Tuesday to highlight how last year's infrastructure bill can improve shipping and help resolve the country's supply chain debacles that have contributed to inflation at a 40-year high. The...