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Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:27
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Local officials in towns downstream from where millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into a southwest Colorado river are demanding answers about possible long-term threats to the water supply.

Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:32
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government wants to push ahead with its plan to designate a huge swath of the Arctic as critical habitat for endangered polar bears over the wishes of the state of Alaska and trade associations.

Blue Bell begins 1st ice cream shipments after listeria

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:32
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.