Pollution

Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

Apr 22, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his climate change effort to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Apr 22, 2019

The theme-park company SeaWorld has published new data from its captive killer whales _ information that scientists say could help inform how they go about trying to save sick or stranded orcas in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

Apr 18, 2019

Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

Apr 15, 2019

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition

AP FACT CHECK: Trump camp suggests AG found illegal spying

Apr 15, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's campaign puts words in the mouth of Attorney General William Barr and seeks to raise money in doing so

Volkswagen unveils fully-electric SUV for China market

Apr 14, 2019

Volkswagen is planning to release a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla's Model X

AP FACT CHECK: Trump knew WikiLeaks until he didn't

Apr 13, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump knew WikiLeaks until he didn't, and other flips and faux pas from the president

NOAA: Bryde's whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered

Apr 12, 2019

Federal scientists say a tiny group of whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered, with threats including oil and gas exploration and development

Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape

Apr 12, 2019

Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape as curious creatures look on

Remote corner of Nevada ranked among world's darkest spots

Apr 11, 2019

A remote area in the northwest corner of Nevada is poised to become just the seventh spot on the planet to be designated a Dark Sky Sanctuary. The Massacre Rim area is about 150 miles north of Reno near the Oregon and California borders.

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