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US requires higher safety standards for more pipelines

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new federal regulation requires higher safety standards for pipelines carrying oil and other hazardous liquids through the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and b...

California spill came 52 years after historic oil disaster

The weekend oil leak along the Southern California coast happened not far from the site of the catastrophe more than a generation ago that helped give rise to the modern environmental movement itself...

Response time questioned in Southern California oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Some residents, business owners and environmentalists questioned whether authorities reacted quickly enough to contain one of the largest oil spills in recent Californi...

Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a susp...

Coast Guard: 'Large' oil leak during Georgia ship demolition

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A large amount of oil has escaped a barrier after it was released while crews were dismantling an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast, the Coast Guard said Thursday. ...

Oil spill hits Taiwan's Kenting, threatens wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An oil spill resulting from a pipeline breach has reached Taiwan's Kenting and Xiaoliuqiu, threatening wildlife and coral. On June 22, a pipeline ruptured at an off...

Analysis: Attack on Iran ship off Yemen escalates shadow war

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack this week on an Iranian cargo ship that is said to serve as a floating base for Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen has e...

Probe into Dakota Access protest continues 4 years later

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A violent clash four years ago between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement is still being investigated, and one protester has been arrested for contempt of cour...

Age-old question: Can 62-year-old Cope win again at Daytona?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Derrike Cope heard it all when he scored the most unthinkable of NASCAR upsets and zipped past Dale Earnhardt -- who blew a tire with a mile to go -- to win the 1990 Daytona...

After being fined by US, Hyundai recalls more vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — A week after being fined by regulators for delaying safety recalls, Hyundai is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the engines could fail. The recall ...

Russia: Toxic algae blamed for death of marine life

The mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka region was caused by a bloom of toxic algae, the country's top environmental official said Friday. The response...

Fresh fires on oil tanker off Sri Lanka under control

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Fresh fires that erupted on a large oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka are under control again, the navy said Wednesday. A new blaze broke out Monday on the...

Ships, aircraft fight new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish a new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast on Tuesday, two days after the previous three-day...

Sri Lanka assessing environment damage from oil tanker fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government is sending scientists to determine whether a three-day fire on a giant oil tanker off its coast damaged the marine environment, an official said Monday...

Urgent pumping removes oil from ship grounded near Mauritius

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a race against tides and time, workers pumped tons of fuel on Tuesday from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius to try to prevent a renewed o...