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Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

Sep. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter. I like listening to music when...

California OKs new spending on drought, wildfire prevention

Sep. 09, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday voted to spend more than $2 billion to prevent wildfires and address a severe drought, closing the book — for now — on a $262.5 billion operating budget that began the year with a record deficit because of the pandemic and ended...

Agency ups scrutiny of Georgia nuclear plant, citing issues

Aug. 27, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nuclear regulators said Friday that they will give greater scrutiny to construction of two new nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle after a special inspection found electrical cables were not properly separated. Southern Nuclear...

Lobbying costs surpass $4m in Maine during the pandemic

Aug. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Despite the pandemic limiting access to lawmakers, corporate and political interests working to influence the Maine State House spent $4 million on lobbyists in 2021. Pharmaceutical companies, cable companies, electric...

Washington farm to pay more than $2M following COVID deaths

Aug. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has reached a settlement with Gebbers Farms Operations, LP to spend more than $2 million improving housing, quality of life, safety and access to health care for farm employees and their families. The Washington state...

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

Jul. 28, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict...

Connecticut setting up electric car charging infrastructure

Jul. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators have approved a plan to spur the building of infrastructure across the state for charging electric cars and other electric vehicles. The state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said t he nine-year program approved Wednesday creates incentives...

Home builders still face supply shortages, heightened costs

Jul. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Home builders and home remodelers are still facing supply shortages and higher prices for construction materials in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that heightened building costs are the continuing...

Stamps.com, Greenbrier rise; Dominion falls

Jul. 09, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Costco Wholesale Corp., up $5.22 to $412.37. The warehouse retail chain gave investors an encouraging sales report for June. Cirrus Logic Inc., up $2.19 to...

Massachusetts' ambitious climate law facing first tests

Jun. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has turned a critical corner in its response to climate change. A sweeping law signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker with muted pandemic fanfare back in March officially took effect late last week, 90 days after the bill signing. ...