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Louisiana regulators consider denying hazardous waste permit

Jan. 13, 2020 2:51 PM EST

COLFAX, La. (AP) — Louisiana regulators have filed their intent to deny a permit to a company that burns explosive material unless it pursues more environmentally sound practices. Clean Harbors has burned materials including propellant for car air bags, solid rocket fuel and TNT at its private facility in...

Casino looks to replace workers with automatic drink makers

Jan. 9, 2020 6:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts is in the process of “rightsizing” operations at Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion casino that opened just six months ago but has so far fallen short of revenue projections, a company official said Thursday. Eric Kraus, the casino’s senior vice president...

Senators want to restore native plants to US national parks

Jan. 9, 2020 8:55 AM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators believes restoring native plants in national parks around the country could help beautify and improve some of America's most beloved public places. The effort is led by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington....

Indiana sets new sulfur dioxide limit for NW Indiana plant

Dec. 26, 2019 12:53 PM EST

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Indiana regulators have set proposed new pollution limits for a northwestern Indiana business that’s considered one of the region’s worst polluters. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is proposing a tougher sulfur dioxide emissions limit for Indiana...

State: Crews to begin dredging Lake Superior harbor

Dec. 24, 2019 11:03 AM EST

GAY, Mich. (AP) — Crews were expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands that have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important fish spawning area, according to state officials. Dredging in Grand Traverse Harbor should start this week and is part of a...

Hawaii enforcement division attempts to clean up harbor area

Dec. 24, 2019 9:26 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Recent enforcement sweeps by state officials meant to clean up a waterfront area on Oahu resulted in 550 violations, officials said. The state Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement conducted the sweeps at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. But...

In this undated photo provided by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, a winter skate rests among seagrass at a monitoring site in the sound off shore from Salem, Mass. Seagrass meadows, found in coastlines all coastal areas around the world except Antarctica's shores, are among the most poorly protected but widespread coastal habitats in the world. Studies have found more than 70 species of seagrass that can reduce erosion and improve water quality, while providing food and shelter for sea creatures. (Tay Evans/Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries via AP)

Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution

Dec. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Peering over the side of his skiff anchored in the middle of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, Fred Short liked what he saw. Just below the surface, the 69-year-old marine ecologist noticed beds of bright green seagrass swaying in the waist-deep water. It was the latest sign that...