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Wyoming OKs permit to test treated oil wastewater on a farm

Jan. 18, 2020 11:14 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have issued a one-time permit for a company to test whether its technology to treat oil drilling and manufacturing wastewater can help vegetation grow on a farm. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit issued this month allows Encore Green...

Recycling push by beverage companies starts in North Texas

Jan. 16, 2020 7:01 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — An initiative from three of America's biggest beverage companies that aims to improve the recycling and processing of plastic bottles is kicking off in North Texas with an investment of more than $3 million. The American Beverage Association announced Thursday that the Dallas-Fort Worth area...

Workers move bottled water to be sold at a supermarket in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods, and residents are hoarding bottled water. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

Jan. 15, 2020 6:21 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods. Rumors are flying, and residents are hoarding bottled water. People in the metropolitan area have taken to social media to show glasses...

US Forest Service project allowed to proceed in Montana

Jan. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire mitigation project was allowed to proceed in Montana's Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest after two conservation groups raised concerns over the impact on big game habitat, federal appeals court officials said. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the...

Governor calls Rio de Janeiro water problems "inadmissable"

Jan. 14, 2020 8:51 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After days of reports of foul tasting or smelling tap water in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Gov. Wilson Witzel has called for analysis of the water's quality as well as management at local utility Cedae. “The disorder the population has been suffering due to the...

In this image made from video provided by Laura_presicce, a fire is seen in Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A massive explosion took place at an industrial zone for chemicals in northeastern Spain on Tuesday, and the regional emergency services agency warned people nearby not to go outside. 
A tweet by emergency services for the Catalonia region called the blast in the port city of Tarragona a “chemical accident” and said no information on possible deaths or injuries was available. (Laura_presicce via AP)

Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

Jan. 14, 2020 5:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at least nine others, three seriously, regional authorities said. A press spokesman for the port city of Tarragona, where the plant is located, said a preliminary investigation...

Group: Cattle hooves, manure spoiling Southwest US waterways

Jan. 14, 2020 12:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government to try to keep livestock away from Southwestern waterways that are home to threatened and endangered species. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Monday, alleging the U.S. Forest Service isn't adequately...

Nebraska energy plant ordered to pay unpaid landfill bills

Jan. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EST

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — A northeastern Nebraska renewable energy plant has been ordered to pay $32,531 to a landfill for failing to pay for waste services. A Butler County District Judge ruled against Big Ox Energy because the plant failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by a landfill in David City,...

In a Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 photo, left to right, nurse Sean McGannon from the CMG Stroobants Cardiovascular Center, volunteer Daron Moon, Roger Woody from the Monelison Fire Department, Capt. Thomas Bartell from Amherst Public Safety, remove debris from the front yard of local Amherst residents Maria and Angel Alberio during a community outreach event in Amherst, Va. (Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP)/The News & Advance via AP

Neighbors come together to clean up debris at couple's home

Jan. 12, 2020 9:00 AM EST

AMHERST, Va. (AP) — Angel and Maria Alberio — natives of Puerto Rico — do not know enough English to express their gratitude in words to about 20 volunteers who spent Saturday (Jan. 4) removing tons of debris from in front of their home. However, the smiles on the couple’s faces more...

Sewage surging into Wisconsin waters as rain intensifies

Jan. 11, 2020 1:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thirty-year-old Conner Andrews has swum in Lake Michigan since his childhood days vacationing in Door County. “It was always a huge deal for me to go to the beach and have fun there and enjoy the waves,” said Andrews, a Nashotah resident and former collegiate swimmer. These...