Environment

A Pacific Gas & Electric crew work on replacing poles Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Glen Ellen, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 19, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires. A bill introduced Thursday by senators from three Northwestern states would authorize more than...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has ordered two companies to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday that a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a local port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
October 19, 2017 - 4:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, part of the oil giant's efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles. Three charging stations are opening Wednesday at locations in London, Surrey and Derby...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Tuesday he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. Sen. Chuck Grassley of...
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October 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations. Sen. Edward Markey of...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The hybrid Polestar 1 promises a range of 150 kilometers (95 miles) on a charge,...
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Insung Lee, program campaigner of Greenpeace, speaks during a press conference at Greenpeace office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The environmental group issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2017 - 4:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions...
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A firefighter runs along a containment line while battling a wildfire Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8:50 a.m. A state fire spokesman says it appears firefighters are making good progress on deadly wildfires that started a week ago, devastating wine country and other parts of rural Northern California. Daniel Berlant,...
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Smoke smolders from a wildfire-ravaged home Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 14, 2017 - 6:12 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 3 p.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein say they have never seen a more destructive and deadly wildfire in their lifetime. The comments from the longtime Californians come as they, along...
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