Pollution

In this photo taken taken Thursday Sept. 27, 2018, the Finnish icebreaker Polaris is moored in Helsinki after an oil spill response drill testing an in-built recovery system, a first for an icebreaker. The vessel can collect 1,400 cubic meters (49,000 cubic feet) of oil, even in harsh and icy weather conditions. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
October 03, 2018 - 4:53 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic Sea, testing a new, inbuilt oil recovery system — a first for an icebreaker. The vessel, Polaris, can collect 1,400 cubic meters (49,000 cubic feet) of oil, even in harsh and icy weather conditions. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 03, 2018 - 4:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...
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FILE - This July 19, 2018, file photo, shows the property in southwest Belfield, N.D that is the future home The Davis Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Environmental groups opposing the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota want a judge to reconsider his recent recommendation that state regulators dismiss the groups' challenge. They accuse the Davis Refinery developer of not updating state officials about revisions to the project. Meridian Energy Group says it had no reason or requirement to do so. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups opposing the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota want a judge to reconsider his recent recommendation that state regulators dismiss the groups' challenge. Administrative Law Judge Patrick...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 02, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. That proposed change would be a departure from decades-old guidance that any...
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FILE - in this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a Diesel car runs in Essen, Germany. The German government backed plans to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2018 - 8:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told reporters the concept is to keep modern, less...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015 file photo, vehicles make their way westbound on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco. California is telling automakers they must still comply with the state's strict vehicle mileage standards even if President Donald Trump rolls them back. The action Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, by the California Air Resources Board was widely expected. It sets up likely court battle if the Trump administration follows through with an attempt to revoke California's unique authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
September 28, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California told automakers Friday they must still comply with the state's strict vehicle mileage standards even if President Donald Trump rolls back federal rules. The action by California Air Resources Board was widely expected. It sets up a likely court battle if the...
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Paul Gipe protests before the first of three public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in Fresno, Calif. The day-long session by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a means to gather public comment concerning the mileage plan, which would freeze U.S. mileage standards at levels mandated by the Obama administration for 2020, instead of letting them rise to 36 miles per gallon by 2025. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
September 25, 2018 - 3:22 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal to roll back national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. The second hearing was scheduled for...
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Paul Gipe protests before the first of three public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in Fresno, Calif. The day-long session by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a means to gather public comment concerning the mileage plan, which would freeze U.S. mileage standards at levels mandated by the Obama administration for 2020, instead of letting them rise to 36 miles per gallon by 2025. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
September 24, 2018 - 7:45 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 photo the word 'Diesel' and the logo of the German car manufacturer Porsche is pictured in Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche's chief executive Oliver Blum says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 6:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. CEO Oliver Blume told Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that, although Porsche itself never developed and produced diesel...
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In this September 2018 image made from video provided by the University of Surrey, a net is launched from the International Space Station to catch a test object. The experiment was conducted to research ways to clean up debris in orbit around the Earth. (University of Surrey via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up orbit. In the British-led experiment , a big net was cast from a mini satellite Sunday. The net successfully wrapped around its target, an inflated structure that had just been deployed...
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