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  • Crews plan to pump oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie

    Crews plan to pump oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie

    Salvage crews are preparing for an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years. The crews expect to start assembling ...

  • Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

    Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

    One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ...

  • Madrid sets parking, speed restrictions to control pollution

    Madrid sets parking, speed restrictions to control pollution

    Street parking for non-residents has been banned in central Madrid and speed limits reduced on access highways in a bid to reduce pollution levels that have left the city covered with a murky brown cap that can be seen from afar. The town hall ...

  • New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks

    New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks

    The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced by the Food and Drug Administration Friday are designed to help prevent large-scale, deadly outbreaks of ...

  • Japan regulator wants plutonium reactor operator replaced

    Japan regulator wants plutonium reactor operator replaced

    Japan`s nuclear regulator issued a rare warning Friday to the science minister, telling him to disqualify the operator of a plutonium-fueled reactor plagued with a poor safety record, a step that could finally shut it down. The Monju plant was once ...

  • China`s gray smog has a blue lining: Air improves this year

    China`s gray smog has a blue lining: Air improves this year

    Lawyer Wu Congsi has asthma and keeps air purifiers whirring away in his office, home and car to counter Beijing`s hazardous smog. He prefers to stay inside unless the sky is blue. But this year, he`s been able to regularly walk the 15 minutes or so ...

  • Regulators OK plan to dismantle Hudson PCB cleanup plant

    Regulators OK plan to dismantle Hudson PCB cleanup plant

    Federal regulators have approved General Electric`s plan to dismantle a Hudson River PCB cleanup plant used during six years of dredging, which concluded this fall. The Environmental Protection Agency says Thursday its approval allows GE to begin ...

  • CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When`s a warming treaty not a treaty?

    CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When`s a warming treaty not a treaty?

    It`s the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won`t be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress. That`s not ...

  • Montreal to begin sewage dump into St. Lawrence River

    Montreal to begin sewage dump into St. Lawrence River

    The City of Montreal said Tuesday it will begin dumping eight billion liters (2.1 billion gallons) of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River on Wednesday. Mayor Denis Coderre said the dump will begin Wednesday at 12:01 ...

  • Montreal to begin sewage dump into St. Lawrence River

    Montreal to begin sewage dump into St. Lawrence River

    The City of Montreal said Tuesday it will begin dumping eight billion liters (2.1 billion gallons) of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River on Wednesday. Mayor Denis Coderre said the dump will begin Wednesday at 12:01 ...

  • Saudi Arabia presents climate pledge ahead of Paris summit

    Saudi Arabia presents climate pledge ahead of Paris summit

    Saudi Arabia, whose oil-fueled economy could suffer from global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, on Tuesday submitted a climate action pledge to the United Nations. Though thin on commitments, the Saudi pledge was symbolically important ...

  • UK: In 1st, global temps average could be 1 degree C higher

    UK: In 1st, global temps average could be 1 degree C higher

    This year is on track to be a record 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than the 19th-century average, hitting a symbolic milestone in the temperature rise that scientists blame mostly on human activities, Britain`s weather service ...

  • World Bank: Climate change could result in 100 million poor

    World Bank: Climate change could result in 100 million poor

    Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday. Released just weeks ahead of a U.N. climate ...

  • UN report raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

    UN report raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

    The U.N.`s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change, as governments seek a new accord to fight global warming. In its first four ...

  • Germany`s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

    Germany`s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

    Germany`s Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed "unexplained inconsistencies" in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its ...

  • EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

    EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

    The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense ...

  • New plant tests US appetite for seawater desalination

    New plant tests US appetite for seawater desalination

    There`s far more riding on the Americas` largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day. The plant, which opens this year, will help determine the future of seawater ...

  • EU nations agree on stricter emissions testing for diesel

    EU nations agree on stricter emissions testing for diesel

    European Union nations have reached a tentative deal on tougher emissions tests for diesel cars after the Volkswagen scandal showed previous methods were ineffective. The slow phase-in of the new standards, however, drew fire from environmentalists. ...

  • An intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for Persian Gulf

    An intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for Persian Gulf

    If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says. How hot? The heat index - which combines heat and humidity ...

  • GOP-led Congress moves to block Obama`s Clean Power Plan

    GOP-led Congress moves to block Obama`s Clean Power Plan

    Congressional Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama`s plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., filed resolutions on Monday opposing Obama`s plan to impose new ...