Pollution

New rollback for climate-changing releases from oilfields

Aug 29, 2019

The Trump administration is expected to further ease oversight of the oil and gas industry's emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases

Tribe seeks to intervene on proposed DAPL expansion

Aug 28, 2019

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a motion to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

Aug 28, 2019

A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated part of Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans

Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures

Aug 19, 2019

Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

Aug 14, 2019

A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

Aug 13, 2019

President Donald Trump is taking credit for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as an example of his accomplishments in office

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Notre Dame: Lead fears prompt new cleanup rules, equipment

Aug 2, 2019

Cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will resume later this month but under stricter lead-protection rules, amid growing public concern about toxic pollution

Prosecutors charge former Audi boss in emissions scandal

Jul 31, 2019

German prosecutors have charged the former head of Volkswagen's luxury division Audi with fraud in connection with sales of diesel cars with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests

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