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What the war in Ukraine means for Asia's climate goals

Oct. 01, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety. Asanka Sampath, a 43-year-old factory clerk, is forever vigilant. He checks his phone for messages, walks past the pump, and browses social media to see if fuel has arrived....

Montana site fouled by copper smelter to get final cleanup

Sep. 30, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of London-based oil giant BP agreed to finish its cleanup of a 300-square mile (776-square kilometer) site in Montana that's contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants from decades of copper smelting, and to repay the U.S. government $48 million in response...

Riverview expanding coal operations in western Kentucky

Sep. 30, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A coal company is building a new facility in western Kentucky. Riverview Coal LLC operates a massive underground coal mine in Union County. The new $35 million facility will be built in neighboring Henderson County, according to a media release from the...

CarMax, Rite Aid fall; Enerpac, Vail Resorts rise

Sep. 29, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Amazon.com Inc., down $3.21 to $114.80. The internet retail giant is raising its average starting pay for frontline workers from $18 to $19 a hour. Starbucks Corp., down 54 cents to...

Suction-dredge gold miner working Idaho river fined $150K

Sep. 29, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suction-dredge gold miner from California who operated in an Idaho river containing federally protected salmon and steelhead without permits required by the Clean Water Act must pay $150,000, a federal judge has ruled. Shannon Poe received the fine Wednesday...

Kentucky recovers $15 million investment in failed project

Sep. 29, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has recovered a $15 million state investment in a failed aluminum mill project that sat undeveloped for five years. Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday the state is also in the process of having the 200-plus acre site returned in the form of a donation...

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Sep. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona...

Environmental group sues over coal ash plan on Alabama coast

Sep. 26, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A coastal environmental group filed suit Monday trying to block a decision by Alabama Power Co. to leave millions of tons of coal ash along a riverside in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, where opponents say a spill could devastate a huge ecosystem. The federal lawsuit...

A letter to a billionaire sparked a W.Va. economic windfall

Sep. 24, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Driving back home from a West Virginia University research and technology department session, Sen. Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam, was inspired to write a longshot “come to West Virginia″ letter to nine global billionaire investors, including Berkshire Hathaway Chairman...

Locked Up: The prison labor that built business empires

Sep. 22, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

More than 150 years ago, a prison complex known as the Lone Rock stockade operated at one of the biggest coal mines in Tennessee. It was powered largely by African American men who had been arrested for minor offenses — like stealing a hog — if they committed any crime at all....