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GM spending on Mexico electric vehicle plant angers US union

Apr. 30, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An announcement by General Motors that it would invest more than $1 billion at a Mexican factory that will build electric vehicles has angered the United Auto Workers union. GM said Thursday in Spanish on its Mexican website that it would make the...

Studies: Renewable electricity can slash Cascadia pollution

Apr. 22, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

New research shows that renewable electricity can move Washington, Oregon and British Columbia off of fossil fuels, do so at an affordable price, and create jobs along the way. After decades of disinformation from fossil fuel producers and utilities, this may sound like a...

Australia plans to spend $417M on hydrogen, carbon capture

Apr. 21, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister has proposed spending an extra 539 million Australian dollars ($417 million) on hydrogen and carbon sequestration projects, seeking to burnish his government’s green credentials ahead of a climate summit to be hosted by President Joe...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 20, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 20 The Intelligencer on profound changes needed to solve the opioid crisis: If the human toll is not enough reason for some elected and bureaucratic...

Search for survivors of capsized lift boat ends

Apr. 20, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

CUT OFF, La. (AP) — The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing, a grim hunt for bodies and a painstaking investigation that could take up to two years. ...

Miners' union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs

Apr. 19, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest coal miners' union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden's plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition" that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make...

Construction plant to lay off over 100 S. Carolina workers

Apr. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Just over 100 employees at a construction company in South Carolina are facing layoffs. Kobelco Construction Machinery in Moore, plans to lay off 75% of its workforce — 102 of the plant's 131 employees — in Spartanburg County on May 1 when...

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Apr. 14, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough....

Ghost forests are creeping along NC’s coast

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

EAST LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water. Scientists call them “ghost forests”...

Iran says nuke program testing newest advanced centrifuge

Apr. 10, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge, even as the five world powers that remain in a foundering 2015 nuclear deal with Iran attempt to bring the U.S. back into the agreement. Iran's IR-9...