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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2006, file photo, steam rises from the huge boiler units at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant east of Rock Springs, Wyo. U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will continue to weaken in coming months despite efforts by the Trump administration to prop up the struggling industry, federal officials said Thursday, May 9, 2019. Renewable energy sources are expected to fill much of the gap left by coal’s decline, according to the Energy Information Administration. (Jeff Gearino/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
May 09, 2019 - 7:34 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will keep sliding in coming months, federal officials said Thursday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry. Renewable energy sources including wind, solar and hydropower are expected to...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2012 file photo, an Iranian worker cuts a steel roll at the Mobarakeh Steel Complex, some 280 miles (460 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, and some 40 miles, 65 kilometers, southwest of central Iranian city of Isfahan. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday targeting Iran's steel, aluminum, copper and iron sectors, which provide foreign currency earnings for the nation's sagging economy. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
May 09, 2019 - 12:55 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran's government, its paramilitary forces and the oil exports that fund them. Now they are hitting its vital steel, aluminum, copper and iron industries. The new sanctions, imposed as Tehran announced its partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, a nearly ready-to-harvest almond is seen in an orchard in Newman, Calif. On Thursday, May 9, 2019, California regulators are recommending new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming babies' brains. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move cheered by environmental groups would outlaw chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY'-rih-fohs) after scientists deemed it...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft stands during her swearing in ceremony in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds in Washington. Three Democratic senators are calling on President’s Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nation to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Craft, who was nominated to the U.N. post last week, has invested more than $60 million in oil companies and other fossil fuel interests. Her husband, Joe Craft, is CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, one of the largest U.S. coal producers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Kelly Craft, who was nominated as U.S. ambassador to...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones on Sunset Ave. and Northwestern Ave. on the border between Gurnee, Ill., and Waukegan on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The explosion happened Friday night. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 11:14 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to four as authorities suspended the search for two...
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A coffee cup made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, lies on the side of a road, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Augusta, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law Tuesday, April 30 making Maine one of the first states to ban single-use containers made from polystyrene foam. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has banned single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, becoming the first state to do so. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill, which takes effect in 2021, into law Tuesday. Environmental groups have sought such...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 26, 2019 - 7:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is introducing a plan to help vulnerable communities by strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency. The New Jersey senator is set to unveil the first phase of his environmental justice agenda in South Carolina on Friday. His...
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April 26, 2019 - 6:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist officials in rebel-held eastern Ukraine say a methane blast at a coal mine has killed at least four people and 13 others are believed to be missing. The Luhansk Information Center on Friday quoted emergency responders as saying that four bodies have been recovered from the...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mechanized shovel loads a haul truck with coal at the Spring Creek coal mine near Decker, Mont. A federal judge in Montana says the Trump administration failed to consider the environmental effects of resuming coal sales from federal lands, but stopped short of halting future sales. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday, April 19, 2019, ordered government attorneys to enter negotiations with states and environmental groups that had sued to stop the lease sales. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 19, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana said...
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Pura Castell walks to a government-run butcher shop to buy chicken, after failing to find chicken the previous day in Bauta, Cuba, Friday, April 12, 2019. A neighbor informed her that chicken had arrived at the government store that distributes almost free monthly food rations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 18, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave the state-run market with their 5-pound limit. The chicken ran out at 10 a.m. while the 80-year-...
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