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New Tennessee school to offer outdoor learning programs

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Situated against the Prentice Cooper State Forest and surrounded by 26,000 acres of semi-protected land, the setting of River Gorge Forest School spans a lot further than typical school campuses. The school, opening this fall, offers preschool...

Stellantis reveals green plans around Detroit assembly plant

Jun. 03, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis wants to make the area around its Detroit Assembly Complex the most environmentally friendly neighborhood in the city, the automaker announced Thursday. The 3-year, $1 million endeavor seeks to help improve environmental infrastructure around...

Man accused of killing Yale grad student returned to Conn.

May. 20, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

A Connecticut judge set $20 million bail Thursday for a man charged with killing a Yale graduate student and eluding authorities for three months before being arrested in Alabama, where officials said he was caught living under a fake name with $19,000 in cash, a passport and several...

Wofford College dedicates new environmental studies center

May. 16, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in South Carolina has dedicated an environmental studies center that opened at the beginning of this academic year. The Chandler Center for Environmental Studies at Wofford College has received recognition for its...

Suspect in killing of Yale grad student arrested in Alabama

May. 14, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fugitive wanted in the killing of a Yale graduate student in Connecticut in February was arrested Friday in Alabama, U.S. marshals said. An international arrest warrant had been issued for Qinxuan Pan on murder and larceny charges in connection...

Utility-backed natural gas booklets spark backlash at school

May. 10, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The father of a Cambridge, Massachusetts, elementary school student said Monday he was shocked when he pulled two activity booklets from his son’s backpack that had been distributed at his school, including one titled: “Natural Gas: Your Invisible Friend.” ...

Bill banning intentional balloon releases in Hawaii approved

Apr. 25, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — People in Hawaii will no longer be able to intentionally release balloons into the air under legislation aimed at protecting the environment and reducing waste, lawmakers said. The bill passed a final reading in the House of Representatives on Thursday...

Politicians express concerns about Cape machine gun range

Apr. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Both U.S. senators from Massachusetts and the congressman who represents Cape Cod are expressing concerns about potential environmental effects from a machine gun training range planned for a National Guard base in the region. The range at Camp...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

Apr. 10, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The request by the White House budget...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

Apr. 09, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The request by the White House...