Posts Tagged North America

UND has full-time singer for men’s hockey games

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota has a full-time national anthem singer for its men’s hockey games at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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Nebraska Game and Parks sets certification event

DUNCAN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a training and certification session for youth fishing instructors.

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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. 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. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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:

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this July 24, 2014, the Trianel power plant is pictured in Luenen, Germany. The power plant relies completely on coal imports, about half from the U.S. Soon, all of Germany's coal-fired power plants will be dependent on imports, with the country scheduled to halt all coal mining in 2018 when government subsidies end. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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.

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Project supervisor hired for sportsplex

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Washington County Board of Supervisors has hired Hooker Engineering Services Inc. to take charge of completing construction of a multi-sport, multi-field complex on 90 acres south of the local convention center.

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