Tag: Environment

Congressman hopes politics align on divisive Northwest dams

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Nearly two decades ago, Republican President George W. Bush stood on a bank of the Snake River near Pasco, Washington, and...

French Caribbean fights to keep pesticide case alive

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Agricultural workers who have long sought compensation for contamination from a pesticide banned in France but used in the...

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a...

EPA proposes pollution cleanup of Delco plant site in Kokomo

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Contaminated soil and groundwater at the central Indiana site of a former General Motors plant would be cleaned up under a...

Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen

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When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the drippy,...

Judge blocks another bid to shut down Line 3 construction

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MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has rejected another attempt by opponents to shut down construction work on Enbridge Energy's replacement for its aging Line...

Residents gather in South Dakota to lament loss of pipeline

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PHILIP, S.D. — Residents and business owners upset by the loss of the Keystone XL pipeline gathered in southwestern South Dakota on Monday and...

Deer native to India starve to death amid drought in Hawaii

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HONOLULU — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have...

California rail officials want to tap remaining bond funds

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials in charge of California’s slow-going high-speed rail project want to tap $4.1 billion in bond money to finish ongoing construction...

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by...