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Wisconsin lawmakers sign off on 9 pollution settlements

May. 31, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers signed off Tuesday on $378,000 in settlements of nine pollution lawsuits. The settlement payments to the state approved by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee range from $5,000 to $160,000 and involve lawsuits against cities, small and...

Kaul to ask Republicans to OK nine environmental settlements

May. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is preparing to ask Republican lawmakers next week to sign off on nearly $400,000 in settlements to resolve multiple pollution cases. GOP legislators passed a law in 2018 just before Kaul took office that requires the...

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

May. 24, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Environmental activists are meeting in South Africa this week to press governments and businesses to reduce the production of plastic because it is harming the continent’s environment. The conference, “Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa,” being...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future

May. 11, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When deciding where to test green tech, Greek policymakers picked the remotest point on the map: tiny Tilos. Providing electricity and basic services, and even access by ferry, are all a challenge for this island of just 500 year-round inhabitants. Its most...

Novelis to build $2.5B aluminum plant near Alabama coast

May. 11, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-based company said Wednesday it plans to build a $2.5 billion aluminum plant near the Gulf Coast in southwest Alabama, where it will mainly produce metal for drink cans. Novelis Inc. said the recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama, will use...

NJ trash facility blaze prompts evacuations; 1 sought

May. 10, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A fire at a northern New Jersey trash facility prompted the evacuation of homes and left one person unaccounted for, authorities said Tuesday. Officials in Elizabeth said the blaze at Waste Management's Julia Street transfer station was reported at about 2...

Pulitzers Live Updates: Slain photographer among winners

May. 09, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Reuters photographer who was killed while covering fighting in Afghanistan was part of a team that took home the Pulitzer for feature photography. Danish Siddiqui and his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave won for images depicting the toll...

Police fatally shoot catalytic converter theft suspect

May. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles at a suburban Houston apartment complex was fatally shot by police after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer, according to authorities. Officers were called to an apartment complex in Sugar...