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EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

Oct. 18, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. ...

Ozone hole over Antarctica larger than usual, scientists say

Sep. 16, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer over the Southern Hemisphere is larger than usual this year and already surpasses the size of Antarctica. The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said Thursday that the...

Crowd creates disturbance as Minnesota State Fair closes

Sep. 07, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Law enforcement officers used a chemical spray to disperse a crowd that created a disturbance at the main gate to the Minnesota State Fair as it was drawing to a close, sheriff's officials said. One man who was part of the disturbance Monday...

California aims to restrict using rubber bullets at protests

Sep. 02, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would restrict the use of rubber bullets and chemical irritants during protests under legislation advanced Thursday in the wake of last year’s widespread public demonstrations over racial injustice. A similar bill died last year. ...

EPA ordered to update rules on oil spill-fighting chemicals

Aug. 09, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must update nearly three-decade-old regulations about the chemicals that can be used to disperse offshore oil spills, which some environmental groups contend cause serious health problems. ...

Settlement reached over 2020 police clash with protesters

Jul. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of...