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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy - and pollution....

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
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As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...

AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming....





Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait....

US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer....

Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin....

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday....

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios....

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave....

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) -- Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago....