Environment

US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space

Oct 17, 2017

The U.S. Energy Department says workers are expected to begin mining operations at the nation's nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository

Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case

Oct 17, 2017

Minnesota judge takes unusual step of allowing climate change protesters to use a 'necessity defense' in a pipeline case

Tony the Louisiana truck-stop tiger dies, age 17

Oct 17, 2017

A tiger kept at a Louisiana truck stop has died at the age of 17

Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil

Oct 17, 2017

Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying the plan would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations

Greek officials say Athens coast clean-up nearly finished

Oct 17, 2017

Greek authorities say they have completed clean-up operations on a first section of Athens coastline fouled by a large oil slick more than a month ago, and the full job should be finished within days

Volvo's electric car brand Polestar unveils first model

Oct 17, 2017

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, has unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model, stepping up competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

Oct 17, 2017

Australian government rejects plan to generate 42 percent of country's power from wind, solar energy

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

Oct 17, 2017

The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact

The Latest: More evacuees from California wildfires go home

Oct 17, 2017

More people displaced by Northern California wildfires have been told they can go home

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Oct 16, 2017

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools comes under intense criticism at a packed public hearing for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

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