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2020 hopeful Inslee says $9T climate plan will boost economy

May. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of a warming...

Oregon cites dairies for manure discharge violations

May. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued four dozen fines, citations and warnings to dairies and other confined animal feeding operations last year, many for unauthorized manure discharges. The agency regulates manure handling at the state's 500-plus confined animal feeding...

Montana governor OKs bills investing $400M in infrastructure

May. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills Friday that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work. The bills...

Falun Gong US compound's neighbors fret over expansion plans

Apr. 30, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

DEERPARK, N.Y. (AP) — Falun Gong practitioners found a peaceful refuge in the forested hills of upstate New York after their group was banned in China. Over the years, they built up a compound with a traditional Chinese temple, schools, and rehearsal space for their high-flying, globe-trotting dance...

Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant

Apr. 24, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters. Wesley Burt with the West Memphis Animal Shelter says the treatment plant notified the shelter last Wednesday and by the end of next...

Judge threatens to stop Carnival ships from docking in US

Apr. 11, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. The Miami Herald reports U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz said Wednesday that she'll make a decision in June, and she...

Is your kitchen-sink disposal environmentally friendly?

Mar. 20, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

If you're trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal? It depends. "Keep in mind that when food is added to the wastewater system, it must be further treated," says Maggie Sauerhage, a spokeswoman for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. She suggests learning about...