Environment And Nature

Chevron agrees to $160 million upgrade, fines to end probe

Oct 24, 2018

Federal officials say Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a $2.95 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations it violated pollution laws

Arctic offshore production wells approved off Alaska's coast

Oct 24, 2018

US regulators have approved a plan for the first oil and gas production in federal Arctic waters

New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

Oct 24, 2018

New York's attorney general sues Exxon Mobil, saying company misled investors about risks climate change posed to its business

Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up

Oct 24, 2018

A new federal science report says the world should start sucking heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the air

Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

Oct 23, 2018

The National Park Service says it will reassign the Grand Canyon superintendent amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations

Trump taps ex-Monsanto executive to lead wildlife agency

Oct 23, 2018

President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former executive at agribusiness giant Monsanto to head the Fish and Wildlife Service

Young climate activists say their lawsuit should go to trial

Oct 23, 2018

A group of young activists suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be evaluated at trial next week

Flooding prompts boil-water notice for Austin, Texas

Oct 22, 2018

Residents of Austin, Texas, are being ordered to boil their tap water before drinking after flooding in recent weeks filled the lakes that feed their supply with silt, mud and debris

'Shark Tank' backs late 9/11 cleaner's idea, pitched by kids

Oct 22, 2018

The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on migrants, Saudis, Hispanic vote

Oct 22, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads unsubstantiated claim about migrants, exaggerates benefits of Saudi arms deal and Hispanic support in '16

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