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Utah audit shows millions to go to proposed pipeline costs

Aug. 24, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington County is expected to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate a proposed water pipeline, according to a Utah legislative audit. The audit found it will require a large fee, rate and tax increases for a southern Utah county to pay for a proposed pipeline...

Pipeline replacement plants raises ire of Ohio community

Aug. 24, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A company planning to replace a half-mile (.8 kilometer) section of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline because it runs through a more heavily populated area than originally calculated has refreshed the ire of a community that fought to stop its construction. The Akron Beacon Journal...

Zoo conservation project aims to save endangered frogs

Aug. 24, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ensconced in plastic Tupperware containers full of damp moss for them to burrow in, 36 endangered dusky gopher frogs recently made their way from the Toronto Zoo, where they were born, to the Memphis Zoo, where researchers have been spearheading a program to save the little...

Pew warns Michigan: Legal pot an uncertain revenue source

Aug. 24, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — While recreational marijuana sales in Michigan are expected to initially rocket, a public policy organization is warning that the experiences of other states indicate legal pot is an unpredictable revenue source. Michigan's House Fiscal Agency estimates annual sales will approach $949...

Indian authorities bar opposition from visiting Kashmir

Aug. 24, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Saturday barred several opposition leaders from visiting Indian-administered Kashmir to assess the situation created by a massive security crackdown in the region that started early this month. Authorities sent the opposition leaders back to New Delhi after they...

Trials show hope for handling manure at Washington dairies

Aug. 24, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water. To do that, engineers are using processes that range from oversize bins of worms to cutting-edge technologies to reduce and reuse the nitrogen and...

Indiana regulators approve Duke coal ash pond closure plan

Aug. 24, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — State environmental regulators have endorsed Duke Energy's plans for closing a large coal ash pond in western Indiana. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management approved the closure plan this month for the South Ash Pond at Duke Energy's former Wabash River Generating...

NY 'red flag' gun-control law goes into effect Saturday

Aug. 23, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid a national gun-control debate, New York state's "red flag" law goes into effect Saturday. It allows law enforcement, school officials and families to ask a court to order the seizure of firearms from people considered to be dangerous. State legislators who support the measure emphasize...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

Aug. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the protected area two years ago. The plan released...