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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and...

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals...

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle...

Trump makes water demand of farms priority for new office

President Donald Trump on Tuesday created what he called a “subcabinet” for federal water issues, with a mandate that includes water-use changes sought by...

Prince William, David Attenborough launch ‘Earthshot’ award

LONDON (AP) — Prince William has joined forces with renowned British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough to launch Thursday a new environmental award, the...

Elusive eastern black rail threatened by rising sea levels

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Eastern black rail a threatened species on Wednesday, but stopped short of the stronger protections some...

Boil-water notice lifted from Texas city where microbe found

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — A boil-water notice was lifted Tuesday from the drinking-water system of a Houston-area city where water tainted with a...

Activists, scientists, authors among ‘genius grant’ fellows

CHICAGO (AP) — An activist speaking out about inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural America, an author of young adult and children's literature...

Judge throws out EPA decision on California salt ponds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing the dredging and filling of salt ponds...

School officials charged with hiding lead, asbestos problems

The former superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district and two other officials were charged Wednesday with felony child endangerment over allegations they covered up...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global...

New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek...

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Saturday lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water because...

Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to 2nd lowest on record

Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, U.S....

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water...

Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river...

Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically...

6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a...

Documentary on Denmark submarine killing airs

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A self-taught Danish engineer, who was convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine in 2017...

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump expanded a ban on new offshore drilling Tuesday, an election-year reversal likely to appeal to voters in...

Colleges combating coronavirus turn to stinky savior: sewage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Days after he crossed the country to start college, Ryan Schmutz received a text message from Utah State University:...

Judge mostly OKs regulators’ handling of mine water permit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge ruled the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency did not deviate from most of its procedures when it issued...

EPA chief pledges more cleanups, less focus on climate

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770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination

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Probe into waste spilled into Paris river from cement plant

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Study: Cancer cases likely in those exposed to atomic test

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Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

The Latest: South Korea sees 248 new cases as virus spikes

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Los Angeles utility says gas plant leaks methane

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Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

LANSING, Mich. (AP) —...

Source: Michigan reaches $600M deal in Flint water crisis

Michigan will pay $600...

California’s 1st plague case in 5 years confirmed at Tahoe

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US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

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US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

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Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

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Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection...

Race in Mauritius to empty oil tanker before it breaks up

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Urgent...

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands...

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious...

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

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Water company to pay $5 M for hazardous waste violations

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Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

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21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule

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China blasts dam to release floodwaters as death toll rises

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities...

Michigan wants Enbridge to pledge funds in case of oil spill

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California Resources Corp files for Chapter 11 protection

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Southern California city water leak affects thousands

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) —...

Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers...

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Arizona starts talks on addressing dwindling Colorado River

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Thousands of pot plants eradicated in Humboldt County

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) —...

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