3M halting some work at Decatur for environmental reasons
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental...
New Mexico brings big data to bear on methane pollution
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Satellite imagery and supercomputing capabilities will be used to detect and monitor methane pollution from major oil and natural gas installations in New Mexico, under an...
‘Middle of the herd’ no more: Amazon tackles climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil...
California promises fight to keep auto emission authority
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were...
Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal...
AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming — but there are limits to their optimism.
Groups sue over pollution downstream of Los Alamos lab
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over storm water contamination downstream of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse...
Missouri law governing corporate farms now in effect
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new Missouri law that shields large farms from local health regulations is now in effect, but opponents say the fight is far from over.
Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus.
State: Proposed deal with company would reduce air pollution
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama chemical plant has been emitting sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid mist into the atmosphere, state and federal authorities say in court documents.
Wisconsin DNR looks to expand manure restrictions
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration is taking the first steps toward restricting manure and fertilizer in areas prone to pollution, a move that could preserve water quality but...
Juvenile lake sturgeon to be released into Flint River
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — About 125 juvenile lake sturgeons will be released into the Flint River as part of a program to re-establish the fish in the Saginaw Bay watershed.
Maine receives $2.5 million in latest greenhouse gas auction
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Utility regulators say Maine has received nearly $2.5 million in the latest auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances.
India capital to temporarily restrict cars to curb pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities on Friday announced a plan to restrict the movement of private cars in the capital for nearly two weeks after a major Hindu festival that features fireworks...
Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and...
Judge: Suit over farm pollution of Raccoon River may proceed
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups by allowing a lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and...
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- The DayMontville Water Pollution Control Authority to implement tougher oversightSeptember 7, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsOzone levels expected to be high ThursdayJuly 25, 2019
- The Brownsville HeraldReport: Cameron County has cleanest beaches in TexasJuly 24, 2019
Florida governor wants stiffer fines for cities that pollute
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature to increase fines for local governments that pollute state waters and give the Department of Environmental Protection...
A writer tracks air pollution worldwide on unique tour
NEW YORK (AP) — Beth Gardiner's world tour started with the diesel smell in her adopted hometown of London.
It took her to Delhi, Beijing and Krakow, in Poland, as well as Berlin, Los...
New Mexico developing plans to address ozone pollution
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is working on plans to address ozone pollution as a number of counties are pushing the limit set by federal regulators.
Montana high court defers to agency on coal mine pollution
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Supreme Court has reversed a lower-court ruling that struck down a water pollution permit for a large coal mine near Colstrip.
European space agency records Amazon air pollution
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — New satellite images published Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last...
Year remains on demolishing closed Indiana power plant
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Crews still have another year of demolition work remaining on a western Indiana power plant that Duke Energy shut down in 2016.
Where a mine supplied a nascent nation, cleanup nears end
STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) — More than two centuries after people began exploiting the resources buried in the hills of Vermont, a river of pollution that flowed from what was once one of the most...
Trump challenges California power to control auto pollution
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday launched an all-out assault on California over automotive mileage rules, telling state officials that only the federal government has the power to...
In a twist, Colorado asks EPA to lower state’s air rating
DENVER (AP) — Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone...
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- Business WireThe Circle Foundation and XPRIZE Partner to Design an Incentive Competition to Alleviate Fine Dust PollutionAugust 15, 2019
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The Latest: Gov’t says Calif. emissions deal may be illegal
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the escalating fight between the Trump administration and California over automotive emissions and fuel economy standards (all times local):
Italian shipping firm fined $4M in US waste oil dumping case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Italian shipping company must pay a $4 million fine for dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea and then lying about it.
Nevada state panel upholds permit for huge open pit mine
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Environmental Commission rejected conservationists' appeal Wednesday of a water pollution control permit granted last year for a huge open-pit mine critics warn...
The Latest: State upholds water permit for huge Nevada mine
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a bid by environmentalists to get Nevada to rescind a water permit for a mining project they say would create an acidic open-pit lake that could pollute...
Crews doing final cleanup work on UP’s Manistique River
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Crews are doing final cleanup work on the Manistique River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which was contaminated with industrial waste during the last century.
Pope to leaders: Take drastic action now on climate change
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is challenging governments to show the "political will" to take drastic steps to deal with climate change during an upcoming U.N. summit while encouraging people...
Politics of climate change put corporations in tough spot
The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over...
Protest in Nepal against plan to cut trees to widen road
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — More than 200 people rallied in Nepal's capital Thursday to protest government plans to cut down about 2,000 trees to widen a key road that circles the city.
Colorado Editorial Roundup
The Gazette, Aug. 27, on zero-emission vehicles pollution levels:
Just as the state forces battery cars onto Colorado consumers, emerging evidence consistently show the so-called...
Minnesota firm shifts some operations to Wisconsin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota manufacturing plant with repeated pollution violations says it has shifted some of its operations to a facility in Wisconsin.
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 23
It's up to Gov. Walz to end secrecy over Twin Metals mine
State is not powerless as feds keep wraps on study of risks to BWCA.
Trials show hope for handling manure at Washington dairies
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
Ozone pollution advisory issued Thursday for metro Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental regulators have issued another ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix.
The latest advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on fuel economy rules
DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.
Indiana steel dust recycling project dropped amid opposition
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The developers of a proposed steel dust recycling plant have dropped plans for the central Indiana project following a wave of local opposition the company blamed on a...
Residents sue MPCA for data on White Bear Township business
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — More than 100 residents near a White Bear Township manufacturer that's been cited for violating its permit are suing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, saying it...
Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules.
CEO: Refinery by Roosevelt National Park 1 year behind plan
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lawsuits from environmentalists and landowners have made investors skittish and delayed progress another year on the proposed $800 million oil refinery near Theodore...
Proposed changes would reduce water monitoring samples taken
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposed changes to Ohio's water quality monitoring program would reduce the number of water samples taken from the state's rivers and streams and the number of sampling...
Open-pit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with safeguards
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past...
Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution
DENVER (AP) — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution.