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Los Angeles County sues warehouse owner over gas stench

Jan. 15, 2022 12:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County announced it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally-stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a public nuisance...

Los Angeles County sues warehouse owner over gas stench

Jan. 13, 2022 19:40 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County announced Thursday it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally-stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a public...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world — yet they remain optimistic — as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second...

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Dec. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EST

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more...

University researchers trying to make up for lost time

Nov. 20, 2021 01:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — First came the 2019 flood. Then COVID-19 hit. And this summer, maintenance and construction problems closed most of the Chemistry Building, a shutdown that spanned nearly 90 days. The two affected wings just reopened on the...

Review: Chemistry of Plant, Krauss clicks again on follow-up

Nov. 17, 2021 10:42 AM EST

“Raise the Roof,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (Rounder Records) Pairing Alison Krauss’ angelic soprano with Robert Plant’s roguish tenor once sounded like a bizarre idea – until they started to sing together. The improbable partnership produced the hit album...

Lawyer: Union Carbide cleanup must go through federal court

Oct. 27, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney for a landholding company that has sued the Union Carbide Corp. over contamination of a West Virgina property is objecting to a proposal from the chemical giant to voluntarily clean up the site, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported. ...