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  • World carbon dioxide emissions may be falling

    World carbon dioxide emissions may be falling

    Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope ...

  • An unspoken option if climate talks fail: Geoengineering

    An unspoken option if climate talks fail: Geoengineering

    It`s the option climate negotiators here are loath to talk about. What if they fail to curb global warming and the environment gets so dangerous that someone decides to do something drastic and play mad scientist? Should nations purposely pollute ...

  • General Electric to pay $2.25 million for air pollution

    General Electric to pay $2.25 million for air pollution

    General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty in releasing potentially unsafe levels of air pollution from a hazardous waste incinerator in upstate New York and submitting false pollution control records. The U.S. Justice ...

  • California water supplies not looking good for 2016

    California water supplies not looking good for 2016

    Public water agencies that serve millions of residents in drought-weary California might only receive 10 percent of expected supplies in 2016 - half the amount that flowed to them this year through the state`s massive system of reservoirs and ...

  • UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues

    UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues

    Britain`s government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee report saidTuesday. The ...

  • Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances ...

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day. The heavy smog erased the ...

  • Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

    Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

    As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation`s thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country`s ...

  • Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well. ...

  • Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

    Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

    One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or ...

  • Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

    Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

    A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean. The deadly stain of red mud, water and debris from the Nov. 5 burst at the Samarco mine in the Minas Gerais state all but ...

  • UN official: Over 120 leaders to attend Paris climate summit

    UN official: Over 120 leaders to attend Paris climate summit

    The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official ...

  • EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles

    EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles

    Volkswagen`s emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought. ...

  • Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

    Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

    Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted ...

  • Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill

    Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill

    Four members of Missouri`s congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in ...

  • VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

    VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

    When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars. It can install a bigger exhaust system to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, or it can retrofit a chemical ...

  • US, Cuba to sign first environmental accord since thaw

    US, Cuba to sign first environmental accord since thaw

    The United States and Cuba on Wednesday are set to reach their first accord on environmental protection since announcing plans to re-establish diplomatic relations, linking up marine sanctuaries in both countries to cooperate on ...

  • Evacuation lifted after fire at fracking chemical warehouse in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania

    Evacuation lifted after fire at fracking chemical warehouse in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania

    Workers at a warehouse were pouring hydraulic fracturing chemicals into a production tank Tuesdaywhen a fire started, forcing residents from more than 70 nearby homes for several hours and injuring several people, emergency and company ...

  • EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

    EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can`t control. At the same time, the EPA moved to ...

  • Statoil announces it will exit Alaska offshore exploration

    Statoil announces it will exit Alaska offshore exploration

    A second major oil company has abandoned plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Alaska. Statoil announced Tuesday it is giving up 16 of its company-operated leases in the Chukchi Sea. The Norwegian company also is abandoning ...