- The Latest: India to Pakistan: 'Give up terrorism' Updated: Oct-01-15 2:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):
- EPA issues new ozone standard, setting up clash with GOP Updated: Oct-01-15 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set a new national ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
- Kansas panel consider state response to EPA carbon rules Updated: Oct-01-15 2:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are grappling with the state's possible response to new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants.
- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- Fish-consumption advisory for Gila River, tributaries lifted Updated: Oct-01-15 9:22 am
PHOENIX - Arizona environmental regulators say it's no longer unsafe to eat fish caught in the Gila (HEE'-luh) River and tributaries within and downstream of the Phoenix metro area due to banned pesticides.
- State gets extension on plan to meet new CO2 standards Updated: Oct-01-15 8:14 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The federal agency mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants in North Dakota is giving the state more time to submit an implementation plan.
- Oregon regulators fine aerial pesticide spraying company Updated: Sep-30-15 10:08 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - State regulators have fined a company that conducts aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands for worker protection violations.
- North Carolina lawmakers end protracted session after 4 a.m. Updated: Sep-30-15 7:12 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fitting to this year's theme of protraction and delays, the North Carolina General Assembly session wrapped up its 8½-month session in the middle of the night Wednesday, only after lawmakers waited nearly four hours for one final bill.
- Judge blocks federal oil, gas drilling rules pending lawsuit Updated: Sep-30-15 5:48 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A judge on Wednesday blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect while a lawsuit moves ahead, pointing to a law that prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating hydraulic fracturing.
- EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways Updated: Sep-30-15 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants.
- EPA: Tractor Supply Co. ATVs didn't meet clean air rules Updated: Sep-30-15 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Tractor Supply Company Inc. has reached a settlement with federal regulators over the illegal sale of 28,000 off-road vehicles and small engines that failed to meet Clean Air Act requirements.
- Group seeks review of mining site near Teddy Roosevelt ranch Updated: Sep-29-15 7:56 pm
An environmental group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Forest Service over the agency's decision to allow a man to mine gravel near former President Theodore Roosevelt's historic western North Dakota ranch.
- Environmental groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling Updated: Sep-29-15 6:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region.
- Governors: Make species delisting process more predictable Updated: Sep-29-15 6:39 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The process of removing Endangered Species Act protections from recovered species should be made more straightforward and predictable not only for the benefit of business but of animals and plants still imperiled, two governors told federal lawmakers Tuesday.
- EPA sets stricter emission standards for oil refineries Updated: Sep-29-15 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions.
- Lawmakers seek documents, briefing in probe of VW emissions Updated: Sep-29-15 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - As they prepare to haul Volkswagen officials before Congress, lawmakers are seeking evidence about how VW was able to cheat on emissions tests and how the German automaker was ultimately caught.
- Duke Energy reaches $7 million deal with NC on coal ash Updated: Sep-29-15 4:03 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Duke Energy agreed Tuesday to pay North Carolina regulators $7 million to settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups costing millions of dollars at four sites.
- EPA to consider revised haze plan Updated: Sep-29-15 2:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's revised regional haze plan will be reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency, with approval ending a lawsuit by environmentalists.
- Columbia's century-old power plant stops burning coal Updated: Sep-29-15 12:05 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Columbia's century-old first power plant is out of the coal business.
- US extradites Briton to Germany in emissions trading case Updated: Sep-29-15 8:53 am
BERLIN - U.S. authorities have extradited a British man wanted in Germany in connection with a probe into organized tax fraud to the tune of 136 million euros ($152 million).
- Family sickened by banned pesticide blessed by Pope Francis Updated: Sep-28-15 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Pope Francis used some of his final moments in the United States to bless a Delaware family injured by exposure to a banned pesticide during a Caribbean vacation.
- Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs Updated: Sep-28-15 5:03 pm
DENVER - A lawyer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told an appeals court Monday that a federal judge in Utah went too far when when he struck down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state.
- EPA rules will strengthen pesticide safety on farms Updated: Sep-28-15 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.
- Lawmakers may consider bill banning feeding wildlife Updated: Sep-28-15 5:21 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming lawmakers are expected to weigh whether the state needs a law banning people from feeding big and trophy game animals to keep them from gathering in urban areas.
- Amid VW scandal, polluted Paris asks if time to dump diesel Updated: Sep-27-15 6:30 pm
PARIS - Guidebooks rarely mention it, but Paris is one of the most polluted cities in the rich world. The Eiffel Tower is periodically shrouded in smog, and there's one key culprit: France's disproportionately heavy reliance on diesel fuel.