NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's fl...

Floods prevent inspectors from studying environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top...

EPA's top watchdog quits amid probes of agency's leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping down amid ongoing probes of the agency's leadership. EPA inspector general Arthur A. Elkins Jr. ...

Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is faulting the agency's monitoring of regional programs that determine whether teachers and pupils are being exposed to asbes...

Taiwan officials to attend events in New York during UN assembly

Two Taiwanese Cabinet officials will attend a series of events in New York during the United Nations' annual assembly to lobby for international support for Taiwan's inclusion in U.N.-related ...

Toxic waste sites in Florence's path under close watch

As Tropical Storm Florence spins inland, environmental regulators are monitoring more than three dozen toxic waste sites in the storm's path, as well as scores of low-lying water- and sewage-treatment...

Ousted EPA head Pruitt denies getting improper gifts, income

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal-plagued former chief of the Environmental Protection Agency is denying he got any improper gifts on the job. The EPA has released Scott Pruitt's financi...

EPA moves closer to rolling back Obama-era rules on methane

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to roll back Obama-era rules intended to reduce leaks of climate-changing methane from oil and gas facilities. The Environmental ...

Correction: Congress-EPA-Hazardous Substances story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about lawmakers pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to act faster to bring more of the country's most hazardous industrial compounds under regulation, The...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...

Congress wants EPA to more quickly regulate unsafe chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to act faster to bring more hazardous chemicals and substances under regulation in the U.S. ...

EPA watchdog faults agency for Pruitt's 24-7 security costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on around-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt. ...

EPA watchdog faults agency over former Administrator Scott Pruitt's $3.5 million around-the-clock security

WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA watchdog faults agency over former Administrator Scott Pruitt's $3.5 million around-the-clock security.

Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to ann...

Trump's pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would ...