Environment

April 28, 2018 - 8:53 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing money in nearly three dozen local farms to help them curb carbon emissions and prepare for climate change. The office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state will spend $2.2 million on the program, now in its fourth year. The...
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April 28, 2018 - 8:31 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new website is meant to make it easier for New York residents to dispose of unused prescription drugs. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the launch of ClearYourCabinet.com on Friday, one day before the latest national prescription drug take back day. The...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Natural History Museum has disqualified a photograph from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition after concluding that the image of an anteater moving toward a termite mound at night involved at taxidermy specimen. The photograph taken in Brazil's Emas National...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pauses while speaking as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 27, 2018 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings. The EPA...
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April 27, 2018 - 11:02 am
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have charged a man they say was trying to sell venomous snakes. State environmental police on Thursday charged 21-year-old Cameron DeFrances with multiple counts of illegal possession of wild animals and reckless endangerment after finding seven live snakes...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 9:45 am
An evacuation order was lifted early Friday in northwest Wisconsin where a refinery plant explosion injured at least 11 people and sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the air. Superior Mayor Jim Paine said all indications are that the refinery site is now safe and stable, and that the air...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 8:18 am
An evacuation order was lifted early Friday in northwest Wisconsin where a refinery plant explosion injured at least 11 people and sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the air. Superior Mayor Jim Paine said all indications are that the refinery site is now safe and stable, and that the air...
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April 27, 2018 - 6:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has made a key breakthrough to completely ban pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination. The 28 member states got a large majority backing the ban on the three prevalent neonicotinoid pesticides which will take effect at the end of the year. The...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle. Foxconn...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Sitting next to Pruitt is Holly Greaves, EPA Chief Financial Officer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 26, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half truths" and "twisted" allegations, an effort to undermine the...
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