Eco-friendly practices

May 02, 2018 - 7:46 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has asked South Carolina health officials to clean up hundreds of thousands of tires from an abandoned recycling center. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that McMaster wrote Tuesday to Department of Health and Environmental Control Chairman Mark...
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April 18, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans. Costa Coffee says it will recycle up to 500 million disposable cups a year amid growing pressure to...
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Boxes of Annie's Macaroni & Cheese are shown on the shelf at a supermarket in Edina, Minn., Sunday, March 4, 2018. Annie's is an organic and natural unit of food industry giant General Mills, which announced a deal Tuesday to create a 34,000-acre organic farm in South Dakota to supply it with organic wheat that will become pasta for the popular product. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
March 06, 2018 - 9:16 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres — more than 53 square miles — near Pierre to...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:15 am
ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — A Georgia company wants to establish a South Carolina tire recycling facility that would export scrap rubber to Vietnam and India for reuse in other products. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday that Thomaston-based Made to Last Straw LLC is asking state...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 8:27 am
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photohe brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 30, 2018 - 12:05 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. California state lawmakers passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed nearly 900 new laws in 2017, most of which take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Among them is one making California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
December 30, 2017 - 11:47 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them take effect Monday. The new laws cover topics ranging from the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, to the state's new recreational cannabis market...
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a symposium in Georgetown University in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 09, 2017 - 12:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a major conference on environmentally friendly construction in Boston. The Democrat is slated to give the keynote address Thursday evening at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which bills itself as the world's...
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November 08, 2017 - 4:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for keeping the night skies dark are gathering in one of the most light-polluted cities in the country: Boston. The International Dark-Sky Association is holding its annual meeting starting Friday at a hotel in Boston's affluent Back Bay neighborhood. The Tucson, Arizona-...
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July 18, 2017 - 2:03 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says it will recover gold and other metals in the recalled Galaxy Note 7 and retrieve components from the fire-prone phones to reduce wastes. The South Korean company said in a statement Tuesday it will likely retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt,...
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