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In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Nov. 30, 2021 00:17 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between...

China manufacturing improves as power shortages ease

Nov. 29, 2021 23:46 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity rebounded in November as orders improved and power shortages eased, a survey showed Tuesday. An industry group and the national statistics agency said a monthly purchasing managers’ index rose to 50.1 from October’s...

California to reopen fishing after offshore oil spill

Nov. 29, 2021 22:01 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California will reopen fishing along a stretch of southern coastline after barring the activity for weeks following an offshore oil spill, it was announced Monday. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said a ban on the taking of...

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...

New Mexico oil regulators aim to limit seismic activity

Nov. 29, 2021 16:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas regulators are watching closely as increased seismic activity is being reported in the Permian Basin along the Texas state line. Under a plan recently rolled out by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division, pending...

Food, gas prices pinch families as inflation surges globally

Nov. 29, 2021 12:25 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide. Rising...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 29, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Resign, Craddick and Christian. Regulators misled about winter storm and failed to prevent another Nine months ago, Wayne Christian was standing in his dark house, wearing three layers of coats to keep...

Gas prices up again in northern New England despite trends

Nov. 29, 2021 09:49 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices rose in parts of northern New England in the last week. Prices in Maine went up 0.7 cents per gallon over the past week, according to GasBuddy, which surveys stations. The price in the state was up to $3.45 per gallon, the organization...

Louisiana establishes new rules for oil field tank batteries

Nov. 29, 2021 09:01 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana regulators have established new rules for oil field tank batteries after an explosion killed a 14-year-old girl, and plan to identify all such storage tanks across the state to encourage compliance. The state Department of Natural...

Carmaker Stellantis secures supply of battery-grade lithium

Nov. 29, 2021 06:58 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The carmaker Stellantis said Monday that it has secured a five-year supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to support its plans to convert to 98% electrified vehicles by 2025. Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat...