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8 Midwest states seek permanent waiver to sell E15 gas

Apr. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governors from eight Midwest states asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a permanent waiver that will allow each state to continue selling ethanol-blended gas year-round without restriction. The EPA’s decision last week to suspend...

Death toll rises to 18 from Polish mine accidents; 7 missing

Apr. 27, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

The death toll from disasters in two Polish coal mines rose to 18 after the bodies of four missing miners were found Wednesday. The rescue operation at the Borynia-Zofiowka mine in southern Poland ended after the last miners missing after a tremor and methane gas discharge on...

Death toll rises to 13 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

Apr. 26, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 13 after another injured miner died Tuesday, a doctor said. The miner died at the Siemianowice Slaskie hospital, which specializes in treating burns, where 20 other coal mine...

Russia's war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

Apr. 26, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — For months, Istanbul restaurant Tarihi Balikca tried to absorb the surging cost of the sunflower oil its cooks use to fry fish, squid and mussels. But in early April, with oil prices nearly four times higher than they were in 2019, the restaurant finally raised its...

Death toll up to 12 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

Apr. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 12 after the bodies of two missing miners were found at one mine and another worker at a separate mine died of his injuries, authorities said Monday. The discovery of the two...

4 Polish miners declared dead; search goes on for 6 missing

Apr. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from accidents in recent days at two coal mines in southern Poland has increased to nine after four miners were brought to the surface and pronounced dead, authorities said Sunday. The miners were among 10 missing since an underground tremor and...

Rescuers reach 4 of 10 miners missing at coal mine in Poland

Apr. 23, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescue workers in southern Poland have reached four of the 10 miners who went missing early Saturday after a powerful underground tremor and methane gas discharge hit, mining authorities said. It was the second coal mine accident this week in Poland. The...

From slaughter to the skies: Beef fat converted to jet fuel

Apr. 23, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) — It’s incongruous to attach a hose to the gleaming wing of the futuristic, $2 million Cirrus Vision Jet, under the fast-clearing skies of another gorgeous high-plateau day at Eagle County Regional Airport, and then stuff the aircraft with the liquid byproducts of McRibs and...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 14, 2022. Editorial: Change in ethanol rules is welcome, will help Nebraska and Iowa Nebraska and Iowa got some good news this week when President Joe Biden announced that he was waiving rules that restrict ethanol blending. As...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 18, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 15, 2022. Editorial: Sex trafficking sentencing indicative of larger problem Two months ago, when law enforcement executed a two-day sting operation in Dubuque netting 11 arrests for prostitution, there were those who questioned the...