Waste management

In this March 4, 2017, photo, tourists enjoy the popular Maya bay on Phi Phi island, Krabi province. Authorities have ordered the temporary closing of the beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" to halt environmental damage caused by too many tourists. (AP Photo/Rajavi Omanee)
March 29, 2018 - 4:08 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Maya Bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea, will be closed to all visitors for four months annually starting this June to allow for the recovery of the battered coral reefs...
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FILE- This Sept. 16, 2007, file photo shows H. Wayne Huizenga on the sidelines before a football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant to Huizenga, said Friday that he died Thursday night, March 22, 2018, at his South Florida home. He was 80. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
MIAMI (AP) — H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80. Huizenga (HY'-zing-ah) died Thursday night at his home, said Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant. The...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Galena Park is hemmed in by heavy industry just east of downtown Houston along the ship channel. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city,...
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March 23, 2018 - 11:01 am
MIAMI (AP) — H. Wayne Huizenga, who built fortune with Blockbuster Video, Waste Management and pro teams, dies at 80, assistant says.
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Jessica Chastain talks about the flooding and chemical spills in her Galena Park neighborhood during and after Hurricane Harvey. The Houston neighborhood is a block away from chemical plants. A number of Harvey-related spills occurred near Chastain's home, including the 460,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Magellan Midstream Partners tank farm and nearly 52,000 pounds of crude oil from a Seaway Crude Pipeline Inc. tank. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 4:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America's largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm's environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal records...
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In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, the Arkema chemical plant is flooded from Hurricane Harvey in Crosby, Texas, northeast of Houston. Nearby residents complain of a 'bitter taste' about the sparse information authorities provided when chemicals at the plant caught fire. They say the company failed to provide sufficient warning beforehand while environmental officials misled them with assurances that the air and water were safe. Critics say testing by authorities and contractors was inadequate to determine whether public health was threatened. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:49 am
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The skeleton crew at Arkema's chemical plant knew it was time to go by the morning of Aug. 29. Flooding from Hurricane Harvey had knocked out power. Thousands of gallons of chemical-laden water had spilled into the floodwaters. Soon, the company's stores of volatile organic...
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March 21, 2018 - 9:27 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable. The company on Tuesday announced the NextGen Cup Challenge initiative in partnership with Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy. The goal is to give...
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March 20, 2018 - 6:41 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sukalyan Sengupta, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Tabish Nawaz, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (THE CONVERSATION) Humans have known since ancient times that silver...
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FILE - This March 6, 2014 file photo shows the idled Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, near Carlsbad, N.M. The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government’s underground repository in southern New Mexico. A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has been tasked with evaluating the storage potential at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
March 17, 2018 - 11:57 am
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government's underground repository in New Mexico. The panel of about 15 scientists from...
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March 05, 2018 - 3:15 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Bill Dennison, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (THE CONVERSATION) Seagrasses are the “coastal canaries”...
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