Pollution

2 Kansas companies indicted over noxious chemical cloud

Mar 7, 2019

Two companies have been indicted on federal charges after a 2016 mistake at a northeast Kansas distilling plant released a noxious cloud of fumes that prosecutors say caused more than 140 people to seek medical treatment

EPA says 2017 model year vehicle mileage increased slightly

Mar 6, 2019

New vehicles in the U.S. from the 2017 model year averaged slightly better gas mileage than the previous year, rising to a record 24.9 miles per gallon

S. Korea proposes rain project with China to clean Seoul air

Mar 6, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in his country, where increasing pollution has caused alarm

Peru takes new approach to protecting Amazon: Using military

Mar 6, 2019

Peru is taking a new approach toward combating rampant illegal mining threatening the delicate Amazon rainforest: Using the military

After years of promise, battery cars about to go mainstream

Mar 5, 2019

The electric cars at the Geneva International Motor Show promise to be part of the leading edge of more affordable, longer-range vehicles that people will start to buy more widely.

Electrics, compacts and SUVs share stage at Geneva auto show

Mar 3, 2019

Automakers are rolling out new electric and hybrid models at the Geneva International Motor show as they get ready to meet tougher emissions requirements in Europe _ while not forgetting the profitable and popular SUVs and SUV-like crossovers

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

Mar 2, 2019

Official: 50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes, causes stampede in southern Nigeria

Balmain celebrates trouble-makers in sexy Paris show

Mar 1, 2019

Balmain celebrated rebellious trouble-makers at Paris Fashion Week Friday in a sexy show with spikes and studs, while Issey Miyake turned fashion design on its head with a fabric that can be molded and shaped by its wearer

Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

Mar 1, 2019

Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

Feb 28, 2019

The Senate has confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief

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