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'Unacceptable': EPA head says of West Virginia water issues

Dec. 06, 2022 22:50 PM EST

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Sonny Barton had a lot to say about living without clean drinking water when the nation’s top environmental regulator came to his small West Virginia community Tuesday. The creek where he collects water for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets is littered...

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...

Work forges ahead as scheduled on Kentucky EV battery plants

Dec. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EST

Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean partner company showed off their progress Monday in developing a massive battery production venture in Kentucky, where they have laid the groundwork for one of the “big bets” the automaker is making in its electric vehicle business. Dirt has been...

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...

Unmarked graves, an 'ugly history': W.Va. weighs mine safety

Dec. 05, 2022 14:53 PM EST

HAVACO, W.Va. (AP) — Mayapple plants sprout in the sunken soil where the bodies lie, their leaves sheltering the unmarked graves like tiny umbrellas. The forgotten burial ground is overrun by four-wheel tire tracks near a path strewn with discarded bottles and other trash. More...

Unmarked graves, an 'ugly history': W.Va. weighs mine safety

Dec. 05, 2022 14:51 PM EST

HAVACO, W.Va. (AP) — Mayapple plants sprout in the sunken soil where the bodies lie, their leaves sheltering the unmarked graves like tiny umbrellas. The forgotten burial ground is overrun by four-wheel tire tracks near a path strewn with discarded bottles and other trash. More...

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...

Nevada approves $105M in tax incentives for battery plant

Dec. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A massive lithium battery recycling plant has been awarded more than $105 million in tax incentives for expanding operations in northern Nevada. The state Office of Economic Development approved incentives for Carson City-based Redwood Materials this week. It...

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...

EPA proposes restrictions to block proposed Alaska mine

Dec. 01, 2022 20:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. A statement from the regional EPA office...