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Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:56 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze blanketed India's capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, considered "severe" and about eight times the recommended maximum, according to...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

Nov. 12, 2019 2:45 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick haze of polluted air hung over India's capital Tuesday, with authorities trying to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, about eight times the recommended maximum, according to the state-run Central...

Senate approves bill that would end Miller Park tax

Nov. 5, 2019 6:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill to end the sales tax that funded construction of Miller Park by next summer. The 0.1% sales tax has been in effect in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine counties since 1996. Under current law, the tax would end when the stadium...

Water authority, Clark County argue over Nevada pipeline

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County officials have proposed a public lands bill aiming to create new conservation areas and allow for more development, but critics in Nevada and Utah say its language could allow the construction of a proposed water pipeline. Dozens of regional organizations, tribes and...

New Delhi schools shut because of toxic smog

Nov. 1, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An expert panel in India's capital declared a health emergency Friday due to air pollution choking the city, with authorities ordering schools closed until Nov. 5. The Supreme Court-appointed panel is also temporarily banning construction activity in the New Delhi region to control the...

Senate leaders pan attorney general's local hire opinion

Nov. 1, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's attorney general violated the state constitution by not defending a law that encourages construction firms to use Alaska workers on state contracts, according to leaders of the state Senate majority and minority. Senate President Cathy Giessel, an Anchorage Republican, and...

Dutch construction workers protest environmental rules

Oct. 30, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch construction workers converged on The Hague on Wednesday to protest restrictions they say are crippling their industry, the latest large-scale demonstration against the government's environmental policies. A central park in The Hague filled up early with...

Maryland agriculture issues quarantine to contain lanternfly

Oct. 28, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine in an attempt to contain the spotted lanternfly in Cecil and Harford counties. The Baltimore Sun reports the quarantine, announced Monday, restricts movement within the quarantine zone of regulated articles, such as...

Wyoming could get new reservoir, expansion of another

Oct. 28, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has approved the creation of a new reservoir and the expansion of another on the western flank of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. The Billings Gazette reports the proposal to build the Alkali Creek Reservoir and expand the Leavitt Reservoir...

Pennsylvania's gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

Oct. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump promoted his support for the natural gas industry Wednesday, making clear on his second visit to Pennsylvania in the past three months that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state in 2020. As some of his leading...