Pollution

October 04, 2017 - 8:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly meeting again to consider another veto by Gov. Roy Cooper and take up other business (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A redraw of North Carolina election districts for trial court judges and local prosecutors has cleared a key...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, a gas flare is seen at a natural gas processing facility near Williston, N.D. The Interior Department is moving to delay an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
October 04, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The order by a judge in San Francisco came as the...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Benton County, in Richland, Wash. The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 that workers at Hanford have started injecting grout into a partially collapsed tunnel that contains radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
October 04, 2017 - 3:13 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have started injecting grout into a partially collapsed tunnel that contains radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons, the U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday. The grout is intended to improve the...
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October 04, 2017 - 2:51 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality plans to make its recommendations in December about water quality permits needed for two natural gas pipeline projects to proceed. The department has been evaluating the permits required under the Clean Water Act for the Mountain...
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Sailor Paul Cayard, of the United States, is interviewed by the Associated Press on the sidelines of a conference on the preservation of oceans, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Experts are gathering in Milan to discuss solutions to ocean pollution. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
October 03, 2017 - 12:39 pm
MILAN (AP) — A life on the seas, including two circumnavigations of the globe, has given U.S. yachtsman Paul Cayard a first-hand view of the increase of plastic waste in the world's oceans. Cayard said Tuesday at a forum on preserving oceans that over his 50-year sailing life, including seven...
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Actress Jane Fonda gestures a peace sign as she wears a creation for L'Oreal Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, Oct .1, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
October 01, 2017 - 2:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren were the toast of Paris as the two septuagenarian actresses modelled for L'Oreal. The cosmetics giant transformed the Champs-Elysees avenue into a dazzling open-air fashion runway for a one-off event on Sunday. Other of sought-after Hollywood actresses flew...
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People walk on the champs Elysees avenue during the "day without cars", with the Arc de Triomphe in background, in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Parisians and tourists are being encouraged to stroll through the city as officials have banned cars from its streets for a day, the first time the entire city is being handed over to ramblers, cyclists and roller-bladers. (AP Photo/Thiabult Camus)
October 01, 2017 - 12:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — Parisians and tourists were encouraged to stroll through the City of Light on Sunday as officials banned cars from its streets for a day. Paris has experimented with car-free days in the past, but Sunday marked the first time the entire city was handed over to ramblers, cyclists and...
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In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo, a boat with a dive flag is shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 30, 2017 - 12:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — People living in Houston-area neighborhoods that flooded during hurricane Harvey worry their homes might contain mud contaminated with a chemical linked to birth defects and cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of dioxins may have washed downriver...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, a staff member stands next to an e.Cool electric SUV by Chinese automaker Changjiang on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. China has stepped up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electric cars by raising the first-year target for a planned system of production quotas but delayed its rollout until 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 29, 2017 - 8:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has stepped up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electric cars by raising the first-year target for a planned system of production quotas but delayed its rollout from next year until 2019. China has the world's most aggressive government plans to promote...
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September 29, 2017 - 6:45 am
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility is expected to name an interim CEO to take the helm amid the fallout of a multi-billion-dollar nuclear power failure. Santee Cooper's board meets Friday about the temporary replacement for Lonnie Carter, who announced his impending...
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