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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a group photo with his cabinet members at the government house in Bangkok. On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, Prayuth reshuffled his Cabinet, with an experienced banker taking over the post of finance minister.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Cabinet reshuffle in Thailand installs new economic team

Aug. 6, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his Cabinet, with an experienced banker taking over the post of finance minister. The names of seven people appointed to eight Cabinet positions were published Thursday in the Royal Gazette, making them official. Four appointments fill...

This undated photo shows a bed with endive and beets growing together for autumn harvest in New Paltz, N.Y. Close planting of vegetables, with sufficient watering and fertility, not only gives bigger harvests but also shades out weeds. (Lee Reich via AP)

Gardening: How to reach a truce in the war with weeds

Aug. 4, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

If you want to avoid chemical weedkillers but don't like the idea of hand hoeing or bouncing along behind a rototiller, you still have options to keep weeds from taking over your garden. MULCH For starters, there's mulches, which can smother weeds. Pile organic mulches such as leaves, grass clippings, or wood...

In this photo made available by the Fire brigade of Marseille, the orange-brown sheet of pollution is seen in the Mediterranean sea at Martigues, near Marseille in southern France, Thursday July 23, 2020. It was part of a15-acre (6-hectare) orange-brown sheet of pollution spilled into a nationally recognized nature spot in the French Mediterranean sea Thursday, following a leak at a petrochemical plant near Marseille, the local fire service said. (Francois Etourneau via AP)

French refinery leaks toxic chemical into marine life area

Jul. 24, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An orange-brown chemical sheet spread over 15 acres (6 hectares) of a nationally recognized marine life area in the French Mediterranean following a leak at a petrochemical plant in southern France, the local fire service said Friday. The leak at the Lavera refinery spilled 200 gallons or more...

Petrochemical developer reaches pact with gas storage firm

Jul. 22, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A U.S. subsidiary of a Thailand-based company proposing to build a multibillion dollar petrochemical plant in Ohio announced Wednesday it is finalizing an agreement with a company to store liquid natural gas at an underground facility in the state, according to a statement. PTT Global...

Court asked to stop work at Formosa Plastics' Louisiana site

Jul. 15, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opponents of a Taiwan-based company’s plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex asked a federal judge on Tuesday to stop work at the site in Louisiana. Planned construction would irreparably harm the community and environment by destroying wetlands, increasing chances of offsite...

Governor backs petrochemical tax break bill in Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he supports legislation that extends millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and industrial chemicals as it sped through the Legislature after emerging from closed-door negotiations with top Republican lawmakers. Wolf, a...

South Korean firm quits petrochemical plant effort in Ohio

Jul. 14, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The prospects for construction of a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in Ohio appear to have dimmed after a U.S. subsidiary of a South Korean company announced it was withdrawing as a partner in the project. A joint statement issued early Tuesday by Daelim Chemical USA and the U.S....

Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts

Jul. 8, 2020 4:57 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested dozens of farmers Wednesday who were blocking the entrance to a waste treatment plant, the latest in a string of protests by farmers angry at government plans to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide. Police from the eastern Drenthe province tweeted that they...

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 file photo shows the BP logo at a petrol station in London. Energy company BP is writing off as much as $17.5 billion from its oil and gas assets and will review its plans to develop oil wells as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates its goal of decreasing its reliance on fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Caroline Spiezio, File)

BP sells petrochemicals arm to Ineos for $5 billion

Jun. 29, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oil and gas company BP has sold its global petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion, part of its plan to shift activities to renewable sources of energy. The company said in a statement Monday that the overlap of the petrochemicals business with the rest of the company is...

2 Louisiana environmentalists face 'terrorizing' charges

Jun. 25, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana environmental activists face felony charges for leaving a box of plastic pellets at a lobbyist’s home in December. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade turned themselves into the...