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In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Nov. 30, 2021 10:50 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between...

Space junk forces spacewalk delay, too risky for astronauts

Nov. 30, 2021 08:47 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut's suit or damage the International Space Station. Two U.S. astronauts were set to replace a bad antenna outside of the space station. But late...

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Nov. 30, 2021 00:49 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between...

NC General Assembly wraps up most of its 2021 work

Nov. 29, 2021 22:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up late Monday nearly all of its work for the calendar year, although vetoes, redistricting rulings or other items could bring lawmakers back to Raleigh for more activity within weeks. The...

California to reopen fishing after offshore oil spill

Nov. 29, 2021 22:01 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California will reopen fishing along a stretch of southern coastline after barring the activity for weeks following an offshore oil spill, it was announced Monday. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said a ban on the taking of...

Nissan investing in electric vehicles, battery development

Nov. 29, 2021 03:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan said Monday it is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup. The Japanese automaker's chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said 15 new electric...

Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

Nov. 28, 2021 21:40 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Warming temperatures and an extended growing season can lead to quality problems and disease, Gregory Porter, a...

Rally in Belgrade demands end to alarming air pollution

Nov. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled...

Restoration of North Pond in Chicago's Lincoln Park nears

Nov. 28, 2021 09:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of an effort to restore North Pond in Chicago's largest park hope to reach their fundraising goal and begin work by early next year. The Chicago Tribune reported that North Pond in Lincoln Park is drying up due to eroding banks and algae...

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Nov. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. ...