Water pollution

November 16, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say they're suspending and may revoke a chemical company's key permit after it didn't report the spill of an unregulated compound. The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it is moving to revoke The Chemours Co.'s permit to discharge...
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November 15, 2017 - 3:44 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn't notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that U.S. Steel asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential. Documents released by the University of Chicago's Abrams Environmental Law Clinic show...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a cow skull is wired to a fence post in front of a hamlet destroyed by a mudslide triggered by the Nov. 5, 2015 failing of a dam holding back a giant pond of mine waste in Paracatu, Brazil. The UN environment program says a string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, file)
November 14, 2017 - 7:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites, according to a United Nations report. The UN Environment Program report tallied 40 significant...
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Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, front, arrives at the COP23 UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Schwarzenegger is attending a COP23 Presidency event on health and climate called 'Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement'. (AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing)
November 12, 2017 - 11:58 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution. Schwarzenegger spoke Sunday at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from around...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver delivers a State of the City address in Flint, Mich. Flint voters go to the polls Nov. 7, 2017 to decide whether to recall Weaver on a ballot that includes her name and 17 other candidates. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
November 07, 2017 - 8:40 am
DETROIT (AP) — Seventeen people are vying to oust the mayor of Flint on Tuesday as the city slowly recovers from a lead-contaminated water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver faces recall in a winner-takes-all election in which the winner will serve the final two years of her current term. The lengthy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver delivers a State of the City address in Flint, Mich. Flint voters go to the polls Nov. 7, 2017 to decide whether to recall Weaver on a ballot that includes her name and 17 other candidates. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
November 05, 2017 - 11:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — Karen Weaver became mayor of Flint two years ago arguing that her predecessor had bungled the response to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. Seventeen other people now believe they can do a better job and are seeking to oust her Tuesday in a recall election. The ballot for...
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November 01, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Energy Department decisions approving three projects to export liquefied natural gas, a boost for the Trump administration's strategy to increase energy production and promote exports. The Sierra Club was seeking to overturn approvals of...
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October 26, 2017 - 9:46 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Staff and funding shortages and poor data management are preventing Michigan environmental regulators from making sure that state residents have safe drinking water, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said deficiencies in Michigan's...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
October 20, 2017 - 3:15 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has ordered two companies to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday that a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits...
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