Pollution

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gas

May 8, 2018

President Donald Trump will allow year-round sales of renewable fuel with blends of 15 percent ethanol

Bootleg liquor, not water, killed Cambodian villagers

May 7, 2018

A senior Cambodian health official says 14 villagers whose sudden deaths were thought to have been caused by polluted water actually died from drinking rice wine containing methanol

Average price of US gas jumps 7 cents, to $2.90 a gallon

May 6, 2018

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. rose 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.90, the 10th week straight of increases

VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO Winterkorn

May 6, 2018

A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal

Suspected water contamination kills 10 Cambodians; 120 ill

May 6, 2018

A health official says 10 Cambodian villagers have died and 120 others are sickened after drinking water suspected to be contaminated with insecticide

Mexico City's new air pollution woe: pipeline geysers

May 4, 2018

Mexico City's stubborn air pollution problem has a new cause: gasoline and diesel spewing from illegal taps drilled into government pipelines to steal fuel

US charges don't change German probe of ex-Volkswagen CEO

May 4, 2018

Germany prosecutors are saying their probe of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is ongoing and won't be affected by the charges brought against him in the United States

With Taj Mahal turning a bit green, Indian court gets mad

May 4, 2018

The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little green and yellow because of air pollution and swarms of insects, and India's Supreme Court is not pleased

Enbridge fined $1.8M for missing pipe inspection deadlines

May 3, 2018

Enbridge Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.8 million penalty in a deal with the U.S. government, which accused the Canadian oil transport company of missing deadlines for inspecting some of its pipelines to prevent leaks

US indictment alleges top VW exec knew of emissions cheating

May 3, 2018

A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal

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