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Justices seem uncertain about reach of Clean Water Act

Nov 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections. The justices heard arguments...

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$800 Million in Disaster Aid to Farmers hit by Hurricanes

Nov 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government announced $800 million in aid Friday to farmers in three southern states that were devastated by last year's hurricanes. Nearly half that money will go...

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Idaho and Feds reach deal on spent nuclear fuel

Nov 8, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho granted a conditional waiver Thursday to the U.S. Department of Energy that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking such...

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US considering genetically altered chestnut tree

Nov 8, 2019

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts...

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Exxon denies it misled investors on climate change

Nov 8, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change may be the defining risk for oil and gas companies in coming decades, and attorneys for New York state are saying Exxon Mobil misled investors about how it was handling...

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Slower lobster harvest means high prices, worried fishermen

Nov 8, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A drop in the catch of lobsters off Maine has customers paying more and fishermen concerned about the future. Maine's harvest of lobsters was about 40% off last year's pace...

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US businesses see declining prospects in Cuba

Nov 8, 2019

HAVANA (AP) — The Havana International Trade Fair is where Cuba puts the best face on its struggling economy. There are state-run restaurants stocked with fresh food; shiny displays of electric...

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EU look to China as global partner

Nov 7, 2019

PARIS (AP) — When France's president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran's nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls...

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Military wants more rules for turbines near missile sites

Nov 1, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and...

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Equipment probably sparked California fires

Nov 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Electrical equipment caused two Southern California wildfires — one that killed three people and destroyed more than 1,600 homes last year — and another still smoldering in the...

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Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

Nov 1, 2019

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power. Some cranberry farmers in...

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Ukraine's plan to sell farmland raises fear of foreigners

Nov 1, 2019

NEBELYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — Most of Ukraine's rich farmland is carved up into small plots owned by about 7 million people, like Tetiana Petrovych, the postmistress in this village west of the capital...

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Scientists estimate quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

Nov 1, 2019

SYDNEY (AP) — Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World...

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Keystone pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons in North Dakota

Nov 1, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TC Energy's Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North Dakota, state regulators said Thursday. Crews on Tuesday shut...

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Missouri Farmer Charged in Killing of Wisconsin Brothers

Oct 25, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cattle farmer charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder shot two brothers from Wisconsin, burned their bodies and dumped the remains on a manure pile...

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