Pollution

June 18, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around...
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June 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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June 18, 2018 - 3:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest year on record, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels that released heat-trapping gases. The Associated...
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In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Drew Feustel prepares to close a door to an atmospheric experiment during a space walk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (NASA via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras Thursday for new crew capsules set to arrive in coming months. The International Space Station's commander, Drew Feustel, and Ricky Arnold completed the installation — their main job — after struggling with a shield for...
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June 13, 2018 - 12:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday that it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen said in a statement it would accept the fine imposed by prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 3, 2018 file photo, Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi AG, attends the shareholders' meeting of the Volkswagen stock company in Berlin, Germany. German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe into manipulation of emissions controls at Volkswagen’s Audi division to include Audi’s CEO, Rupert Stadler. Munich prosecutors said Stadler’s private residence was searched on Monday, June 11 along with that of another division manager whose name was not released. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
June 11, 2018 - 11:54 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe into manipulation of emissions controls at Volkswagen's Audi division to include Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler. Munich prosecutors said Stadler's private residence was searched on Monday along with that of another division...
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In this photo taken May 29, 2018, Juana Francisco loads her trunk with water purchased at WinCo. Officials in Salem, Ore., re-issued a limited no-drink warning Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for tap water in the state's capital city, reinstating guidelines lifted only days before advising medically sensitive groups to find other water sources. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 6:47 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A limited no-drink warning for tap water in and around the Oregon state capital was re-issued Wednesday, reinstating for at least two days guidelines advising medically sensitive people to find other water sources as a city spokesman acknowledged a lag in testing for toxins in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 file photo, a plane flies over nearby houses as it approaches for landing at Heathrow Airport in London. The British Cabinet on Tuesday June 5, 2018, is expected to approve the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, and to put the long-running issue up for a parliamentary vote. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 05, 2018 - 6:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The British Cabinet is expected Tuesday to approve the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, a decision that could pave the way for the long-running issue to be put up for a parliamentary vote. The economic secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, told the BBC, "we need to...
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An Indian rag picker collects plastic bags at an industrial area on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The U.N. says government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste but poor planning and follow-through have left many such bans ineffective. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
June 05, 2018 - 5:32 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste, but poor follow-through has left many such bans ineffective, the U.N. said in a Tuesday report. The report, with its release timed for U.N. World Environment Day, noted that rules limiting the use of plastic bags...
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In this photo taken May 28, 2018, Ram Nath, 40, sorts reusable trash he fished out from Yamuna, India's sacred river that flows through the capital of New Delhi. For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India’s most polluted rivers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
June 04, 2018 - 11:38 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India's most polluted rivers. He is fishing for trash. "...
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