Environment and nature
NEW YORK (AP) — The Forest Hills Stadium, a storied New York City sports and concert site, will launch a full music season this year.
The Zac Brown Band will perform June 21 at the Queens site, the stadium announced Friday. Tickets go on sale April 22. More concerts will be announced at a later date.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A government spokesman says Latvia's environment minister will be fired after he insisted on participating in annual commemorations of Latvian soldiers who fought in Nazi units during World War II.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil company behind the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history can once again perform work for the federal government.
Under an agreement reached Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than two dozen BP entities and its Houston-based oil production and exploration arm can secure new government contracts.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency suggest state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps.