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Fire at Minnesota recycling plant affecting air quality

February 19, 2020

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker where a fire at a metal recycling plantcontinues to burn.Firefighters continued to fight the stubborn blaze Wednesday after working all day and through the night Tuesday at Northern...

Oregon landfill took 2M pounds of radioactive fracking waste

February 14, 2020

ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — A chemical waste landfill near the Columbia River in Oregon accepted hundreds of tons of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota in violation of Oregon regulations that has alarmed environmental advocates. But the company...

Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget...

Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Monday for slashing funding for the Superfund hazardous waste program, even as the backlog of clean-ups has grown around the country for lack of money.The $113 million in Superfund clean-up cuts are part...

Pope to visit Italian region poisoned by toxic waste dumping

By NICOLE WINFIELD | February 8, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will mark the fifth anniversary of his ecological manifesto by visiting a southern Italian region where decades of toxic-waste dumping by the mob have polluted the environment and sickened its people.The diocese of Acerra...

Trump tweets reversal of push for Nevada nuclear waste dump

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 6, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada after his administration tried for several years to revive the mothballed project.“Nevada,...

Simpson rallies to beat Finau in Phoenix Open playoff

By JOHN NICHOLSON | February 2, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson was in big trouble when he drove into the right-side water on the par-5 15th.“I didn't think it was over," Simpson said. “But I thought, 'I'm going to really have to do something special to get back in it.'”He...

Tony Finau shoots 9-under 62 to take Phoenix Open lead

By JOHN NICHOLSON | February 1, 2020

SCOTTSDALE. Ariz. (AP) — Tony Finau and Webb Simpson crashed golf's biggest party with some back-nine fireworks.Finau shot a 9-under 62 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Simpson in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, making an eagle on the par-5...

J.B. Holmes shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead in Phoenix Open

By JOHN NICHOLSON | January 31, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.B. Holmes roared through the fan-packed closing stretch at TPC Scottsdale on his opening nine Friday, then grabbed the lead on the mellower side of golf's biggest party.Six months after a final-round collapse and slow-play...

Bulgaria ruling coalition survives no-confidence vote

January 29, 2020

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s ruling coalition on Wednesday survived a no-confidence vote called by the opposition, which accused the government of failing to protect the environment and guarantee water supplies.The 240-member parliament rejected...

Waste Management to resume landscape waste collection

By Northern Star staff | March 8, 2016

Waste Management will resume landscape waste collection on April 1.Landscape waste must be placed in biodegradable waste bags or garbage cans no larger than 32 gallons and brush must be cut to four-feet lengths and bundled with string or twine, according...

Local recycling facilities to turn away CRT TVs

By Northern Star staff | July 20, 2015

Recycling facilities will no longer accept Cathode Ray Tube TV sets because of lack of state funding, according to a City of DeKalb news release.CRT TV sets are much larger and heavier than flat-screen TVs and have depleted the state’s recycling assistance...