EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast has been arrested on Alabama state ethics charges related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for ...

Whitefish Energy gets US contracts after Puerto Rico ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. gov...

Post-Florence coal ash tests at 1 site yet to raise alarms

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sludge washed from buried coal-ash pits by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters hasn't polluted a neighboring North Carolina river with heavy metals at levels concerning to human heal...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River. ...

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...

Florence's flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised fo...

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a ...

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

Flooded rivers from Florence's rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms in North Carolina, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests. ...

Florence's rains: Coal ash landfill collapses in Carolinas

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Duke spokesw...

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Duke spokesw...

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...

Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten...

APNewsBreak: Probe says treatment of Latino teens not abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia investigators say they've found no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with their heads covered with bags. ...

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within 60 days. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appea...

Court: EPA violated law on harmful pesticide, orders ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PY-ri-fos) on the market despite extensive scie...