Environmental concerns

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that it's targeting chlorpyrifos. Farmers use it to kill pests that attack many crops like grapes, almonds and cotton. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 18, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton...
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August 18, 2017 - 12:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A processing center for radioactive waste in Tennessee has made its first shipment in five years to the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository, marking another milestone as the U.S. gets its multibillion-dollar cleanup program back on track. Cleanup...
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Hyundai Motors' new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is displayed during a media preview in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 17, 2017 - 3:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. If delivered as promised, the new fuel cell vehicle will travel 40 percent farther than its...
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August 16, 2017 - 5:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House will hold its own investigative hearing into the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river. House Speaker Tim Moore announced Wednesday that he'll soon announce appointments to a special committee that will look at the chemical GenX and its...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo, coal miners receive a safety briefing at Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain coal mine near Roundup, Mont. A judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton expansion of the mine because federal officials did not consider its climate change impacts. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 15, 2017 - 7:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District...
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August 15, 2017 - 4:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are planning a public hearing about a chemical plant's releases into a river because they say Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's administration didn't answer most of their questions. Cooper's health and environmental quality secretaries responded to...
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August 15, 2017 - 10:12 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide. The chemicals, called perfluorinated chemicals, have been linked to cancer and other...
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August 15, 2017 - 10:08 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide. The chemicals, called perfluorinated chemicals, have been linked to cancer and other...
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August 14, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal says he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating...
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August 13, 2017 - 6:14 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and water stations and left long black slicks in the Persian Gulf. It remained unclear where the spill originated, though Kuwait said it didn't look...
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