Environment

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.

Democrats accuse EPA's Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds

Oct 16, 2017

Top-ranking Democrats on four House committees are calling on a federal watchdog to review whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by making a video for a private group opposing an Obama-era clean-water rule

Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

Oct 16, 2017

Damage from Hurricane Maria is letting raw sewage pour into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico, forcing people without running water to bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams

Correction: Kansas-Leaking Gas story

Oct 16, 2017

Correction: Kansas-Leaking Gas story

Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles

Oct 16, 2017

A forest-thinning project saved homes from a wildfire this summer near Sisters, Oregon, but also highlighted the challenges of replicating such work across the U.S. West.

'Death in the Air' tells story of the great London smog

Oct 16, 2017

Review: "Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, The Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City" is a stellar examination of a turbulent time in London's history.

Daimler plans new structure for Mercedes, truck business

Oct 16, 2017

Automaker Daimler is moving toward a restructuring that would see its Mercedes-Benz car division and its truck and bus business become legally independent entities under Daimler's overall roof

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