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New Ice Mountain owner adjusts water withdrawal plan

Oct. 23, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

EVART, Mich. (AP) — The new owner of a bottled water operation in western Michigan said it won't use a state permit that would allow it to significantly boost water withdrawals. The previous owner of the Ice Mountain plant had received state approval to pump 400 gallons...

New Indiana archives building proposed at former prison site

Oct. 22, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have proposed building a $35 million state archives facility on Indianapolis' near-east side, after a yearslong search for a new site to house the state's vast collection of historical records. The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square...

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 22, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

Pa. Rep. Kelly faces ethics scrutiny over stock purchase

Oct. 22, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” that the wife of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly used nonpublic information gained through her husband's position in Congress to earn thousands of dollars through a well-timed stock...

Alabama group plans mixed-use 'village' in Mississippi city

Oct. 22, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama business is developing a new residential and commercial area in Mississippi's capital city. The Village at Livingston will be near the Jackson Medical Mall in the northwestern part of the city. The project is at the...

Polish miners protest top EU court's order to shut mine

Oct. 22, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,000 Polish coal miners on Friday staged a noisy protest in Luxembourg against a decision by the European Union's top court to shut down a major brown coal mine in Poland and to fine the country for flouting the ruling. Clad in yellow vests...

Utility working to restore natural gas to customers in Keene

Oct. 22, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Liberty Utilities was working to restore natural gas service to more than 1,000 customers in Keene after a problem with the local production plant caused a drop in pressure. Liberty said in a news release that gas was shut off on Wednesday “to...

Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon

Oct. 22, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan adopted a new energy policy on Friday that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country’s pledge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. The new basic energy plan, adopted by the Cabinet just in time for the...

US to give nuclear waste plant in Idaho another try

Oct. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, U.S. officials said Thursday, and converting high-level liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material could start early next year. Joel Case of the...

Man pleads guilty to shutting down rural Kansas water system

Oct. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A man has admitted that he shut down a rural central Kansas water system but said he was too intoxicated to remember what happened, prosecutors said. Wyatt Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, pleaded guilty Wednesday to tampering with a public...