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February 04, 2017
The Latest: Army Corps to close land where protesters camped
The Latest on the proposed four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The U.S.
February 03, 2017
Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns
The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally ...
February 02, 2017
Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules
Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama's legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved ...
January 13, 2017
EPA says it can't pay economic damages from mine spill
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic ...
January 10, 2017
'Atmospheric rivers' weather phenomenon soaks California
They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it ...
January 07, 2017
EPA: 540 tons of metals entered river in Colo. mine spill
Nearly 540 tons of metals — mostly iron and aluminum — contaminated the Animas River over nine hours during a massive ...
December 21, 2016
Emergency managers charged over Flint's lead-tainted water
A criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water turned to former key officials at City Hall on Tuesday as ...
December 17, 2016
Ethiopia opens massive Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam on Omo River
Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns ...
December 15, 2016
North Dakota oil spill raises questions about safety
The discovery of an oil pipeline spill earlier this month in western North Dakota has received heightened attention because ...
December 08, 2016
Weather affects oil pipeline spill cleanup in North Dakota
A company with a history of oil field-related spills in North Dakota and Montana is being hampered by winter weather in its ...
November 22, 2016
Nigerian farmers, fishermen sue Shell in UK over pollution
Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria's Ogale people, unpacked four bottles of water from his homeland and lined them ...
November 16, 2016
The Latest: ND gov. criticizes delay in oil pipeline
The Latest on protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 4:50 p.m. North Dakota's governor is ...
October 13, 2016
US declines prosecution of government worker in mine spill
U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a ...
October 12, 2016
River that gave life to N. Carolina town now tears it apart
A day after fleeing from the swollen Lumber River, the residents of this down-but-not-quite-out former mill town waded into ...
October 01, 2016
Feds say they won't evict sprawling pipeline protest camp
The sprawling encampment that's a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs ...
September 21, 2016
Exxon agrees to pay millions for Yellowstone River spill
Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 ...
September 19, 2016
The Latest: QuikTrip: Charlotte, Atlanta hit by gas shortage
The Latest on the gas shortage caused by a pipeline spill (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A QuikTrip spokesman says 21 of the ...
September 07, 2016
US clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill
A Colorado mine that spewed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated ...
August 30, 2016
US to decide on protections for 9 species
A legal settlement filed Tuesday requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide on Endangered Species Act protections ...
August 22, 2016
Duke Energy, NC agency disputing fine for coal ash pollution
The nation's largest electric company is negotiating with North Carolina's environment agency over a $6.6 million fine to ...