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Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Sep. 19, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made...

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

Sep. 18, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials. The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock mortality totals...

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

Sep. 18, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

MORIA, Greece (AP) — Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance. Government spokesman Dimitris...

BMW moves annual shutdown to guard against Brexit disruption

Sep. 18, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — BMW says it is scheduling a weeks-long shutdown of its Mini plant in England to coincide with Brexit as insurance against supply hiccups from a disorderly British departure from the European Union. The German automaker says annual maintenance at its Cowley factory will begin April 1 —...

The Latest: Greece to move 2,000 people out of migrant camp

Sep. 18, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Greece's government spokesman says about 2,000 asylum seekers are to be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the island of Lesbos and sent to the mainland by the end of September. Dimitris...

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down...

The Latest: New Jersey eyes wind energy after plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey nuclear plant that shut down Monday. (all times local): 6:02 p.m. New Jersey is looking to wind energy to replace some of the electric power it is losing now that the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant has shut down. The state Board of Public Utilities...

North Dakota regulators discuss refinery near national park

Sep. 17, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with one commissioner indicating she'll likely vote...

4,000 protest coal mine as German police clear forest camp

Sep. 16, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are protesting against the expansion of a coal strip mine in western Germany that would entail the clearing of an ancient forest. Police in the city of Aachen estimated that 4,000 protesters took part in a march toward Hambach forest Sunday. Some carried saplings they...

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Sep. 15, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning about the dangers of plutonium. With no fanfare, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened the gates of...