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Lebanese businesses pay steep price for standoff with Saudis

Dec. 02, 2021 01:11 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese DJ was days away from moving to Riyadh to play for a month in one of the newest entertainment centers in Saudi Arabia's capital when a brief, polite Whatsapp message informed her that the contract won’t go through. The head of a Beirut-based...

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Dec. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EST

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more...

Lawsuit targets Georgia plant over ethylene oxide releases

Nov. 29, 2021 18:59 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — An Augusta company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical instruments is being sued by residents, the latest such suit in Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle reports the lawsuit by 20 current and former Augusta residents...

Ammonia leak found at Las Vegas food processing plant

Nov. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10...

Yemen's Houthis: Saudi coalition strike hits Sanaa factory

Nov. 23, 2021 10:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike Tuesday gutted a plastics factory in Yemen's rebel-held capital of Sanaa, the rebels said, the latest attack amid an escalation in fighting in recent weeks. The dawn strike hit a factory owned by a Syrian national and...

InvestigateWest: Airport debate example of united activists

Nov. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EST

When Seattle’s first commercial airport opened in 1928, Georgetown had been a vibrant community for more than half a century. “We were here before the airport was. They forget that,” says Rosario-Maria Medina, a community activist in the South Seattle neighborhood...

Freezer maker hit for tossing evidence in suit over deaths

Nov. 15, 2021 18:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A state court judge in Georgia has sanctioned a German company for destroying evidence in a suit over six deaths at a chicken processing plant northeast of Atlanta. Local news outlets report Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley on...

Company to pay $34M in chemical contamination lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2021 16:59 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A chemical company has agreed to pay $34 million to compensate residents of a Vermont town for chemical contamination in groundwater and soil. The ChemFab plant in Bennington, owned by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, used industrial chemicals...

German plastics manufacturer bringing jobs to North Carolina

Oct. 16, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A German company which makes plastic components is bringing 133 jobs to a North Carolina county, according to the governor's office. Pöppelmann Plastics USA LLC is investing more than $19.2 million to expand its manufacturing campus in Claremont...

$4.5B clean energy complex planned for southeast Louisiana

Oct. 14, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Industrial gas supplier Air Products announced Thursday it will build a $4.5 billion clean energy facility in Louisiana's capital region, a project that Gov. John Bel Edwards said will help the state's work to reduce carbon emissions in the heart of the petrochemical...