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Even with a massive fire burning nearby, these golfers were SO not worried

Even with a massive fire burning nearby, these golfers were SO not worried

What is it with people and golf? A photo taken at the Battleground Golf Course in Deer Park, Texas, shows golfers on the driving range calmly swinging away against a backdrop of black smoke from a petrochemical facility fire nearby. That fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company was extinguished early Wednesday — a day after the…MORE

A huge fire at a Texas chemical plant is out, 4 days after it started

A huge fire at a Texas chemical plant is out, 4 days after it started

A fire that burned over four days at a petrochemical plant in suburban Houston was finally extinguished Wednesday. “As of 3 a.m. today the firefighting crews on the scene of the ITC Tank Farm Fire are reporting that all tank fires have been extinguished,” Intercontinental Terminals Company said in a news release. “Crews continue to…MORE

Hawaii could become the first state to ban most plastics at restaurants

Hawaii could become the first state to ban most plastics at restaurants

While the Trump administration rolled back environmental protections, Hawaii has doubled down on them. The Aloha State has passed ambitious laws to curb environmental damage, including banning certain sunscreens that can harm coral reefs and committing to the Paris climate accord’s goals. Now Hawaiian lawmakers are trying to get rid of single-use plastics in eateries…MORE

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