Pollution

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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September 29, 2017 - 4:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it expects to take charges of about 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in the third quarter to cover the costs of buying back and retrofitting diesel cars in North America. The German automaker said Friday that it is increasing provisions for a buyback and retrofitting...
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September 28, 2017 - 3:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. government is moving forward with requirements that states track vehicle emissions on federal highways after California and seven other states sued over what they called an unlawful delay. But federal transportation authorities might end the new rules next year...
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September 28, 2017 - 11:30 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors say they have conducted further searches at two locations and had one person taken into custody in connection with their investigation into alleged manipulation of diesel emissions in Audi cars sold in the United States. Prosecutors in Munich who are...
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FILE- This May 12, 2005, file photo, shows the port of Longview on the Columbia River at Longview, Wash. The Department of Ecology said Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, it rejected a water quality permit that Millennium Bulk Terminals wanted because the proposed facility near Longview in southwest Washington state would have caused "significant and unavoidable harm" to the environment. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:29 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns. The Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit that Millennium Bulk...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of the Chaco Canyon ruins while visiting the park in Chaco Canyon, N.M. A group of archaeologists and professors is expected Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, to release a report on the potential effects of increased oil and gas development in an expansive region surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a flash point as environmentalists and tribal leaders look to curb drilling in the San Juan Basin. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:02 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece's main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring, Greek authorities said Tuesday. Merchant Marine Deputy Minister Nektarios Santorinios...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:38 pm
PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the...
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September 01, 2017 - 7:18 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for re-selling most of the cars involved in the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen brand head Herbert Diess told reporters after a board meeting Thursday night at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee the...
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