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Pennsylvania OKs $3.8M to treat chemicals in drinking water

Aug. 22, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is marshaling more money to help pay for better water treatment in suburban Philadelphia communities where testing has shown tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers....

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Coconino County

Aug. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials say mosquitoes in Coconino County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The county's Health and Human Services office said Thursday the mosquitoes were south of Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff. The county says it has treated pools of water in the area to reduce the...

New Galveston fire station latest recovery from Ike in 2008

Aug. 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston, Texas, has a new main fire station as recovery continues since Hurricane Ike swamped parts of the city in 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reports the $9.6 million Fire Station No. 1 was one of the last large projects funded by Ike disaster relief money. Construction...

Dead eels showing up on shores of northern Lake Champlain

Aug. 22, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Biologists are trying to figure out why American eels are washing up dead on the shores of northern Lake Champlain. Vermont Public Radio reports at least 15 dead eels have appeared from Swanton south to Milton in the past few weeks. State Fish and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist...

State officials sue EPA, seeking more Hudson River cleanup

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials who are pushing for additional cleanup of the Hudson River followed through Wednesday on their promise of a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal lawsuit seeks to vacate the EPA's decision in April not to compel General Electric Co. to...

The Latest: EPA not commenting on Hudson River lawsuit

Aug. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over Hudson River cleanup (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency is not commenting on a lawsuit filed by New York officials who are seeking additional cleanup of the Hudson River. The...

Residents sue MPCA for data on White Bear Township business

Aug. 21, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — More than 100 residents near a White Bear Township manufacturer that's been cited for violating its permit are suing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, saying it has refused to release data about the company. The residents' attorneys say they've been trying to get...

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Aug. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet." He is...

Governor says Virginia is in a 'good place' financially

Aug. 20, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam told state lawmakers Tuesday that Virginia is starting the new budget cycle "in a good place," with a revenue surplus swollen by federal tax law changes and $1.6 billion banked in reserve. In a speech to the General Assembly's money committees Tuesday, Northam said...

Mining proposal in Santa Fe National Forest draws opposition

Aug. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PECOS, N.M. (AP) — A proposed exploratory mining operation on Santa Fe National Forest land is drawing fierce opposition from some northern New Mexico residents. Residents near the village of Pecos are vowing to take on mining companies seeking to search for copper, zinc and gold on two acres (.8...