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California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, better known as...

Bosnian police forcibly break up protest over landfill site

Dec. 9, 2019 8:35 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar dispatched police Monday to remove residents who have been blocking access to the city’s only landfill over concerns that it poses serious health and environmental risks. Police, including officers in full riot...

New Hampshire landfill expansion hearing

Dec. 6, 2019 10:51 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents attended a public hearing to voice their objections to a 5.71-acre expansion of a local landfill. North County Environmental Services is seeking a modification to its permit that could potentially accommodate a million tons of waste. The parent company behind...

Truck driver dies in collision with train in NE Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 3:50 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A commercial truck driver has died in a collision with a freight train in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said Adam Newton, 40, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, died Wednesday at the scene of the crash in McDavitt Township, northwest of Duluth. Deputies and...

Paper: Old turf fields raise environmental, health concerns

Nov. 30, 2019 2:13 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The hulking wall of rubber was first discovered by a borough maintenance crew. About 6,000 rolled pieces were neatly stacked about 10 feet high, covering more than an acre of private land, according to the mayor of Cleona, Pennsylvania. The green blades of artificial grass peeking through...

New Mexico utility stands by plan to close coal-fired plant

Nov. 28, 2019 2:34 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider says continued operation of a coal-fired power plant using carbon-capture technology wouldn’t be in the best interest of utility customers. Public Service Co. of New Mexico made the declaration in testimony filed with state...

Apache man moving ‘home’ to protest copper mine in Arizona

Nov. 27, 2019 5:25 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Wendsler Nosie Sr. is drawn to a mountainous area in central Arizona where he and other Apaches have harvested medicinal plants, held coming-of-age ceremonies and gathered acorns for generations. On Thursday, he’ll start a three-day journey to make a permanent home in the...

Forest Service to review water diversions in Sawtooth Valley

Nov. 22, 2019 4:28 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to complete environmental reviews of 20 water diversions in central Idaho that a conservation group says could be harming imperiled salmon. A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday signed off on the agreement between the Forest Service and Idaho...

Kentucky state park to receive $6 million in improvements

Nov. 22, 2019 4:54 AM EST

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Lake Barkley State Resort Park is getting about $6 million in improvements as part of a Kentucky initiative to upgrade the state’s parks. The funding for Lake Barkley will include upgrades for the wastewater treatment system, roof replacement and repairs and improvements for the...

Lawsuit filed to stop big US Forest Service project in Idaho

Nov. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is ignoring a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling by restarting a giant forest project in Idaho, say environmental groups that have filed another lawsuit seeking to stop the project a second time. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the other groups filed...