Pollution

Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test

Feb 15, 2019

Harpoon flung from a satellite successfully captured piece of pretend space junk in experiment

Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

Feb 15, 2019

Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Feb 14, 2019

A federal utility board has voted to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

EPA too slow on limiting toxic chemicals, critics say

Feb 14, 2019

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will move toward setting a safety threshold for some highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in several states

Senate Dems on Green New Deal debate: 'Bring it on'

Feb 14, 2019

Democrats have one response to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to force the Senate into difficult votes on the Green New Deal climate change proposal: Bring it on

The Latest: Environmentalists criticize water pollution plan

Feb 14, 2019

Environmental groups are criticizing the Trump administration's plan for dealing with highly toxic chemicals in drinking water, saying it's too little and too slow

Kremlin looks into reports of high pollution in mining town

Feb 14, 2019

The Kremlin is looking into reports of alarmingly high pollution levels in a mining town in the Urals

Bloomberg rips Trump for not taking action on climate change

Feb 14, 2019

Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is criticizing President Donald Trump for ignoring his own administration's climate scientists and failing to take action to address climate change

EPA sets toxins response plan amid criticism from lawmakers

Feb 14, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is moving forward with a response to a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants, amid criticism from members of Congress and environmentalists that it has not moved aggressively to regulate them

Missouri agency says work ongoing to find cause of oil leak

Feb 13, 2019

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says crews are still working to clean up and identify the cause of an oil pipeline leak in suburban St. Louis

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