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Wisconsin board delays rules setting new PFAS restrictions

Aug. 12, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Environmental regulators in Wisconsin voted Wednesday to table rules setting new restrictions on firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals. The Department of Natural Resources’ policy board made the decision in a unanimous vote, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The...

Western Nebraska man gets prison for dumping hazardous waste

Aug. 11, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for illegally dumping hazardous waste at sites around south-central Nebraska. Edward Miller, 44, was a resident of Sidney in October 2017 when he loaded a truck and flatbed trailer with pesticides and...

A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron came in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

The Latest: Macron says France doesn’t want to run Lebanon

Aug. 6, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied that he's seeking to pull the strings in Lebanon and revive France’s colonial-era influence over a country reeling from a giant, deadly explosion. Macron was on a visit to...

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...

FILE - This April 18, 2013 aerial file photo, shows the remains of a nursing home, left, apartment complex, center, and fertilizer plant, right, destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Images of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital looked depressingly familiar to West, Texas Mayor Tommy, whose small town in 2013 was partly leveled by one of the deadliest fertilizer plant explosions in U.S. history.

'We don't seem to learn': Beirut explosion echoes US tragedy

Aug. 6, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The staggering videos from the Lebanese capital are grimly familiar to Tommy Muska thousands of miles away in Texas: a towering blast, a thundering explosion and shock waves demolishing buildings with horrifying speed. It is what the mayor of West, Texas, lived seven years ago when...

FILE - This April 18, 2013 aerial file photo, shows the remains of a nursing home, left, apartment complex, center, and fertilizer plant, right, destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Images of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital looked depressingly familiar to West, Texas Mayor Tommy, whose small town in 2013 was partly leveled by one of the deadliest fertilizer plant explosions in U.S. history.

'We don't seem to learn': Beirut explosion echoes US tragedy

Aug. 5, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The staggering videos from the Lebanese capital are grimly familiar to Tommy Muska thousands of miles away in Texas: a towering blast, a thundering explosion and shock waves demolishing buildings with horrifying speed. It is what the mayor of West, Texas, lived seven years ago when...

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...

Chemours reports 75% drop in second-quarter earnings

Jul. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Chemours, the former performance chemicals unit of Dupont Co., is reporting a 75% drop in second-quarter earnings. The Wilmington-based company on Thursday reported net income of $24 million for the quarter ending June 30, one-fourth of the $96 million in profit for the...

Alabama environmental agency reaches agreement with 3M

Jul. 24, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with chemical giant 3M regarding cleanup of “forever chemicals” at its plant in Decatur and at multiple sites in northwest part of the state. The state environmental...

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...