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Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’

May. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. ...

Report: Dramatic rise in pesticides in EU fruits, vegetables

May. 24, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The contamination of fruits and vegetables produced in the European Union by the most toxic pesticides has substantially increased over the past decade, according to new research published Tuesday. The study by the Pesticide Action Network Europe group said European...

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

May. 24, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Environmental activists are meeting in South Africa this week to press governments and businesses to reduce the production of plastic because it is harming the continent’s environment. The conference, “Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa,” being...

UN chief `hopeful' of Ukraine grain deal to help food crisis

May. 18, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With global hunger levels at a new high, the United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other key countries and is “hopeful” of an agreement to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensure Russian food and...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

Maine attorney general plans to sue over PFAS contamination

May. 17, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to “hold these chemical manufacturers to...

Venezuela plans stock sale in break from socialist model

May. 14, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-run companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. The government on Monday intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from...

5 feared dead after chemical plant explosion in Slovenia

May. 12, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left five people missing and feared dead, officials said Thursday. Emergency officials said another two people were hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns after the blast,...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Biden sees bigger role for US farms due to Ukraine war

May. 11, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden vowed to help American farmers try to ease a global spike in food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as he visited a family farm Wednesday and unrolled policies meant to increase harvests in ways that the administration believes could also...