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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...

Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes

Mar. 18, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month. The line is the latest of infrastructure improvements nationwide that officials hope will help the giant but laggard nation catch...

The Latest: Major Colorado highway reopens after avalanche

Mar. 7, 2019 9:40 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado avalanches (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A major east-west highway through the Colorado mountains has reopened after an avalanche. Cars and trucks were allowed back onto Interstate 70 between Vail and the Copper Mountain ski resort Thursday night hours after the slide...

New Jersey protects 749 miles of waterways from pollution

Mar. 4, 2019 2:23 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is adding 749 miles (1,205 kilometers) of rivers and streams to its inventory of waterways that have a high level of protection from pollution and development. The state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday identified waterways flowing through 67 municipalities...

3.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma City metro area

Mar. 1, 2019 1:45 PM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Oklahoma City area. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was reported at 6:15 p.m. Thursday about 7 miles (12 kilometers) northwest of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. It was recorded at a depth...

50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

Feb. 20, 2019 7:00 PM EST

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic...

High court to consider case about reach of clean water law

Feb. 19, 2019 3:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a case about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections, as the Trump administration spars with conservation groups on the same crucial environmental question. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water Act....