Pollution

Treated water at Fukushima nuclear plant still radioactive

Sep 29, 2018

The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says much of the radioactive water stored there isn't clean enough and needs further treatment if it is to be released into the ocean

The Latest: Waste treatment plant disabled due to flooding

Sep 27, 2018

South Carolina state health and environmental officials say a wastewater treatment plant is not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater is now being discharged into a tributary that feeds the Waccamaw River

UN chief blasts lack of 'strong leadership' on climate

Sep 26, 2018

United Nations secretary-general blames lack of leadership for the world's failure to take tough decisions needed to stop runaway climate change

Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards

Sep 25, 2018

Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration's proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan

BMW expects hit from trade dispute and emissions tests

Sep 25, 2018

German luxury automaker BMW says its profits and sales will fall short of its forecasts this year because of fears over international trade conflicts and as new emissions tests affect the pricing of cars

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

Sep 25, 2018

California officials have demanded the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump

The Latest: Scores oppose Trump mileage proposal at hearing

Sep 25, 2018

A hearing in California on the Trump administration's plan to roll back car-mileage standards has ended earlier than expected

Company penalized for disabling vehicles' emissions controls

Sep 24, 2018

A Florida company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

Sep 24, 2018

The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it plans to start construction next year after the U.S. State Department concluded last week that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could be quickly mitigated

Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models

Sep 23, 2018

Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal

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