Pollution

Snyder dropped from Flint water crisis class-action lawsuit

Aug 1, 2018

A federal judge has ruled a class-action lawsuit against city and state officials stemming from Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis can proceed but has dropped Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others from the case

Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes

Aug 1, 2018

Volkswagen says its earnings rose in the second quarter on record sales and fatter profit margins. But it also warned that "growing protectionism" is a threat to the globally connected car industry.

Scientists: Surprisingly small 'dead zone' off Louisiana

Jul 31, 2018

Scientists say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is surprisingly small, but oxygen-depeleted water rose higher toward surface than usual

Deal reached to clean land around 3 US plutonium reactors

Jul 31, 2018

Some of the land in Washington state where the U.S. government created much of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be scrubbed of radiation under a final plan reached by U.S. Department of Energy and federal and state regulators

TransCanada ordered to inspect part of Keystone pipeline

Jul 31, 2018

TransCanada Corp. is digging up a portion of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota after an inspection identified potential issues with the pipeline's coating

US says driving would be riskier if fuel standards tougher

Jul 31, 2018

The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements, contending that heavier vehicles are safer than lighter ones and that people would drive more and be exposed to more risk if their cars get better mileage

Polluting parts force US recall of half-million trucks

Jul 31, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the recall of a half-million trucks with faulty pollution controls

On nature's side: Vegan soccer club is now carbon neutral

Jul 31, 2018

An English soccer team has become the first professional sports team in the world to be certified carbon-neutral by the United Nations.

A makeover for milkweed, for the sake of butterflies

Jul 31, 2018

This North American drive to save monarch butterflies rests on an effort born in Quebec to spin milkweed into gold

GOP sees chance to beef up its power in blue Connecticut

Jul 31, 2018

GOP candidates in blue Connecticut see chance to beef up power in new pockets of Trump supporters

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