Pollution

In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, Ajay Kumar, 46, a fruit vendor sells apples outside a railway station in New Delhi, India. Kumar has been doing this job for more than 30 years, supporting his wife and four children. He said on days this month when the pollution has been bad he’s covered his face and worn goggles. And the smog made him ill. “I had a fever and a cough. My eyes hurt, my throat hurt and it was difficult to walk,” he said. “But I still had to muster the courage to work for my children, to feed them. Work has to be done. Work is important.” (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
November 22, 2017 - 8:57 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital has been choking under a thick layer of smog this month, the worst the air quality has been all year in a city that's among the most polluted in the world. While some people work indoors and get a measure of relief from the pollution during the day, others in the...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain...
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This photo combo of images provided by NASA's Earth Observatory/Kyba, GFZ shows photographs of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, taken from the International Space Station on Dec. 23, 2010, left, where residential areas are mainly lit by orange sodium lamps; and on Nov. 27, 2015, right, where many areas on the outskirts are newly lit compared to 2010, and many neighborhoods have switched from orange sodium lamps to white LED lamps. (NASA's Earth Observatory/Kyba, GFZ via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 2:44 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth's...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MILAN (AP) — The CEOs of Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SpA and Italian energy giant ENI have agreed to jointly develop technologies to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles. The companies signed the agreement Tuesday in Rome with Premier Paolo Gentiloni that broadly focus on...
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Diana Steskal rests her head on her husband Byron's shoulder as Nebraska Public Service Commissioners rise to leave following their vote approving the TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline "mainline alternative route" through the state Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb. The couple are landowners in the path of the pipeline. (Eric Gregory/The Journal-Star via AP)
November 20, 2017 - 6:16 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the pipeline operator and could require more time to study the changes...
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November 20, 2017 - 12:24 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on regulatory hearings to decide how large a rate increase to allow a Duke Energy subsidiary (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The nation's largest electric company has agreed to seek a lower rate increase on more than a million North Carolina customers and charge a...
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FILE- This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 20, 2017 - 9:48 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission's ruling is on the Nebraska...
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A participant wears a mask as he runs during the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana won the men's and women's elite categories, respectively. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)
November 19, 2017 - 7:42 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — People breathing New Delhi's acrid air for the past month have suffered burning eyes and rasping throats, so the notion of thousands of distance runners gulping down lungful after lungful may have seemed strange. But even as the polluted air threatens health, India seems to be...
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The sun sets behind wind turbines near Pokrent, northern Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 7:37 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global...
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This aerial photo shows spills from TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, near Amherst, S.D., the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don't believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. (DroneBase via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 1:01 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law does not allow pipeline safety to be a factor in their...
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