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Resiliency collides with environmental justice in power plan

Jan. 12, 2022 15:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two of New Jersey's big stated priorities — protecting the environment, and keeping minority communities from being overburdened with pollution — are about to collide in a decision over a backup power plant that would kick in when a sewage treatment system gets knocked...

Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles

Dec. 28, 2021 23:18 PM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — The dozens of Type 90, or “Kyumaru,” tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido exemplify the challenge its arms makers face both at home and overseas as the country fortifies its defenses against strategic threats. ...

Hot chocolate company hopes to resume operations after fire

Dec. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EST

WELLS RIVER, Vt. (AP) — The owner of a Vermont hot chocolate company whose plant was destroyed by fire hopes to find a space to reopen and resume making premium hot chocolate powder mix by next months. Keith Lemnios, of Sillycow Farms, said he was searching for new space in the...

California proposes reducing incentives for rooftop solar

Dec. 13, 2021 19:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators proposed major changes to the state’s booming residential solar industry Monday, including reducing the discounts homeowners with rooftop solar and storage systems get on their electric bills when they sell extra energy back to the power...

Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

Dec. 06, 2021 17:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it has a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in one of the most prolific oilfields in the United States, saying it hopes to achieve its net-zero goal for operations in the Permian Basin by 2030. The company made...

Deere Q4 profit jumps 69% despite strike and supply problems

Nov. 24, 2021 12:40 PM EST

Deere & Co. said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 69% on strong sales of its agricultural and construction equipment despite a monthlong strike that began near the end of the period as well as ongoing supply chain problems. The Moline, Illinois-based company...

Boston museum workers on 1-day strike over pay, COVID safety

Nov. 17, 2021 17:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Pandemic-weary workers at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts went on a one-day strike Wednesday over stalled contract negotiations with management, the latest strike amid an monthslong uptick in labor action nationwide. Members of the Museum of Fine Arts Union...

Bill Gates venture picks Wyoming city for sodium nuke plant

Nov. 16, 2021 17:43 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday. Bellevue, Washington-based TerraPower...

Japan's Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units

Nov. 12, 2021 05:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Embattled Japanese technology conglomerate Toshiba said Friday it is restructuring to improve its competitiveness, spinning off its energy infrastructure and computer devices businesses. The energy infrastructure spinoff will include Tokyo-based Toshiba...

Renovated 1920s hotel honors Meridian's railroad history

Nov. 06, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A historic building in east Mississippi built in the late 1920s has reopened as a hotel. The Threefoot Hotel in Meridian opened its doors this week after years of renovation and restoration work by Ascent Hospitality, LLC, the company that owns...