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Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

Oct. 16, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power...

More than $60M spent in a battle over hydropower corridor

Oct. 06, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Spending on a fall referendum aimed at stopping a utility corridor in western Maine has topped $60 million, with energy companies pouring money into advertising ahead of the vote. It's already a record for spending on a referendum question in...

School chaplain has been from Louisiana to Suriname and back

Oct. 02, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) — The faith journey of Carmen Miller began at home. It took her to a small country in South America for five years. Now she’s home again, helping care for parents who held nightly family Bible studies and prayer time for three children in the middle of their...

US to resume enforcement of unlawful bird deaths by industry

Sep. 29, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will draft rules to govern the killing of wild birds by industry and resume enforcement actions against companies responsible for deaths that could have been prevented, a longstanding practice that ended under President...

Another offshore wind project eyed off New Jersey coastline

Sep. 29, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that has already received preliminary approval to build a wind farm off the southern coast of New Jersey is planning a second project. Atlantic Shores, a joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US,...

On climate change, Biden $3.5T plan making up for lost time

Sep. 28, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer — from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York — he said climate change is “everybody’s crisis” and America must get serious about the “code red”...

Judge: Construction can continue on most of $1B corridor

Sep. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Construction on a 145-mile (233-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor in western Maine can continue while litigation proceeds over a 1-mile section that was leased by the state, a state Supreme Court justice ruled. Another judge previously...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 07, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

'We'll endure': Ida leaves Gulf town of Houma in tatters

Sep. 01, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Main Street of this southern Louisiana town resembles a canyon of rubble after Hurricane Ida. Metal roofs peeled off buildings cover the sidewalks, and red bricks from a collapsed building mingle with big chunks of broken glass on a corner. ...