Environment

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

Sep 19, 2018

Officials say cleanup has been completed on a massive oil pipeline leak in western North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

Sep 19, 2018

An incurable rose disease is causing major damage to a $250-million-a-year rose business in the U.S.

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

Sep 19, 2018

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

Sep 19, 2018

The Trump administration has rolled back an Obama-era rule meant to curb climate-changing pollution caused by huge volumes of natural gas that escapes during drilling

The Latest: States sue over Trump pollution rollback

Sep 18, 2018

Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy drilling on federal lands

Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

Sep 18, 2018

IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he is satisfied that snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

Sep 18, 2018

Craft brewers are pushing for clean water regulations and preserving rivers and streams to protect their most important ingredient

Feds allow Atlantic Coast pipeline construction to resume

Sep 17, 2018

Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile natural gas pipeline

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Sep 17, 2018

Alaska and Canada would reduce their catch of Chinook salmon in years with poor fishery returns under a tentative agreement that spells out the next decade of cooperation to keep salmon species afloat in Pacific Northwest waters

Grizzly's rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials

Sep 17, 2018

Officials puzzle over especially aggressive attack that kills hunting guide, injures client in Wyoming

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