Pollution

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul 12, 2019

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday

EPA reverses ban on pesticide seen as threat to bees

Jul 12, 2019

The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climate

Jul 10, 2019

A report produced for some of the world's biggest institutional investors finds many companies in high-emission industries aren't doing enough to respond to climate change

23 US governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage freeze

Jul 9, 2019

Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 US governors sign a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards

Orange fireball lighting Florida sky was Chinese space junk

Jul 3, 2019

Conspiracy theorists, stand down: That mysterious orange fireball streaking across the Florida sky was space junk from a Chinese satellite launch

Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy

Jul 1, 2019

A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports

The Latest: Dems want gun control, little consensus on how

Jun 28, 2019

Candidates in the Democratic presidential debate are echoing calls for greater gun control measures, though there was little consensus on how to be the most effective

Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun 25, 2019

A district court must determine if state environmental regulators improperly sought to suppress a federal agency's serious concerns about the pollution risks arising from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun 25, 2019

Wildfires in the Western US are churning out waves of unhealthy smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to cause a spike in premature deaths as climate change makes the blazes worse

NJ failing to put out required pollution reports, AP finds

Jun 25, 2019

New Jersey's environmental regulators have failed for nearly a decade to meet a legal requirement they provide a detailed written accounting each year of enforcement actions against polluters of state waterways

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