Pollution

Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures

Aug 19, 2019

Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

Aug 14, 2019

A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

Aug 13, 2019

President Donald Trump is taking credit for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as an example of his accomplishments in office

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Notre Dame: Lead fears prompt new cleanup rules, equipment

Aug 2, 2019

Cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will resume later this month but under stricter lead-protection rules, amid growing public concern about toxic pollution

Prosecutors charge former Audi boss in emissions scandal

Jul 31, 2019

German prosecutors have charged the former head of Volkswagen's luxury division Audi with fraud in connection with sales of diesel cars with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests

Chile's navy confirms diesel oil spill in pristine Patagonia

Jul 28, 2019

Chile's navy has confirmed the spillage of 40,000 liters into the sea in a remote and pristine area of the South American country's Patagonia and says it is working to mitigate its effects

Indonesia's leader says sinking Jakarta needs giant sea wall

Jul 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall to prevent the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea

The Latest: Paris beats all-time heat record, hitting 40.6 C

Jul 25, 2019

Paris has beaten its all-time heat record, hitting 40.6 C (105.1 F) amid a heat wave breaking barriers across Europe. Authorities say the temperature is still rising.

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul 12, 2019

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday

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