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UN office says Sri Lanka ship fire causes significant damage

Jun. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.N. representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. ...

New classroom helps Wyoming workers learn virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — It took a few minutes to get used to. The classroom full of city of Gillette workers, not students, sat in desks facing the front of the Gillette College Technical Education Center classroom, but they also were faced in all different directions,...

Gas prices remain steady in NJ, around nation

Jun. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices remained steady in New Jersey and around the nation — and haven't moved much in a month — as total gasoline stocks grew and demand increased. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday...

Oil spill settlement to fund loon conservation projects

Jun. 19, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A half-dozen projects in New England and New York are slated to receive more than $3.5 million in funding to help protect common loons. Loons have been the focus of conservation efforts throughout the country, and they have slowly come back in...

Seacor: pay debt with $25M in overturned boat's insurance

Jun. 18, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an offshore oilfield boat that overturned off Louisiana plans to use $25 million in insurance on the vessel to pay down part of the Texas company’s debts. Attorneys for families of men killed when the Seacor Power flipped in April are...

Biden objects to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure

Jun. 18, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying to craft. The gas tax...

PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

Jun. 18, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, whose subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power serves Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, announced the plan this week. ...

Tens of thousands in dark after blackout hits USVI

Jun. 18, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands' power company on Friday reported a complete blackout in St. John and St. Thomas, which is the U.S. territory's most populated island. Officials said the outage occurred late Thursday when a key power plant lost all...

Republicans point to inflation in bid to retake Congress

Jun. 18, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too. Many economists say the price increases are...

Meridian given more time to begin refinery construction

Jun. 18, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have set another deadline for Meridian Energy Group to begin construction on its $1 billion oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park or risk losing its permit. Meridian's permit from the state Department of...