Pollution

The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in town

May 26, 2018

State officials say a first round of tests on the water in an Idaho town have found no contamination after a fired city worker was found dead in his home

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

May 26, 2018

Newly released emails show senior political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency working closely with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

May 26, 2018

A small, rural school on Hawaii's Big Island is covered in a gritty, gray layer of ash from an erupting volcano

Scientists find opioids in Puget Sound mussels

May 25, 2018

Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels

Twin Metals wants to build ore processor closer to BWCA

May 25, 2018

Twin Metals says its updated plan for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely includes a 100-acre ore processing facility on the banks of Birch Lake, which puts it closer to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness than earlier planned

The Latest: 3 lava flows now reaching ocean off Hawaii

May 25, 2018

Three lava flows from an erupting volcano are now flowing into the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island

Wisconsin frack sand sludge spill reaches Mississippi River

May 24, 2018

Officials in Wisconsin are testing the environmental and health impacts following a frack sand sludge spill that has now reached the Mississippi River.

German officials order recall of Mercedes diesel vans

May 24, 2018

Automaker Daimler says it is being told to recall models of its Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van by Germany's motor vehicle authority, which has ruled that the vehicle's emissions controls do not meet legal requirements

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

May 24, 2018

A crescent-shaped beach on Maui scores the top slot on Dr. Beach's annual list of best beaches _ and don't worry, it's nowhere near the volcano

German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

May 23, 2018

Officials of the northern German city of Hamburg have announced a ban on some diesel cars, to combat air pollution

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