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Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep. 18, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea...

Groups push to resume enforcement in Montana mining dispute

Sep. 13, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed notice they plan to sue Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration after it dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines. Under Gianforte, the Department of Environmental...

Dominion to partner on solar project in Virginia coalfields

Sep. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A global conservation nonprofit and Virginia's largest electricity utility announced plans Monday to develop what they say will be a large-scale solar project on former surface mines in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Dominion Energy Virginia...

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems

Sep. 11, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people protested in Serbia on Saturday demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores of other environmental issues that made the region one of the most polluted in Europe. The...

New owner set for Georgia chicken plant where leak killed 6

Sep. 11, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A company that owns the Georgia poultry processing plant where six workers died in a January liquid nitrogen leak is being sold. Gold Creek Foods told local news outlets Friday that it has reached an agreement “to acquire substantially all of...

Orlando theme parks have tightened security since 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On Sept. 11, 2001, Brian Avery was an accident investigator at SeaWorld Orlando and watching the news in a conference room when footage of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center flashed across the screen. Shortly afterward, SeaWorld leaders...

Take-Two, Apellis fall; Dave & Buster's, Endo rise

Sep. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., up 41 cents to $35.85. The owner of Dave & Buster’s, a chain of restaurants and arcades, handily beat analysts'...

EPA seeks to restart process that could restrict Alaska mine

Sep. 09, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Sept. 6 The Boston Herald on how the Afghan war has reshaped U.S., the world: Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of...

UK opens public inquiry into proposed new deep coal mine

Sep. 07, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has opened a public inquiry into plans for the country’s first new deep coal mine in three decades amid complaints that permitting the project would send the wrong message as the government seeks to persuade other countries to give up coal. ...