Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching a...

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...

The Latest: States sue over Trump pollution rollback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a Trump administration rollback of a rule meant to curb pollution emissions from oil and gas drilling on public lands (all times local): 5:30 p.m...

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule meant to curb climate-changing pollution on Tuesday, easing restrictions on energy companies that allow huge volumes of na...

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era methane pollution rule that aimed to help combat climate change

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration rolls back Obama-era methane pollution rule that aimed to help combat climate change.

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 ...

EU probes automakers over emission systems

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog is investigating whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems....

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monda...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on t...

North Dakota regulators discuss refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery b...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All roads in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater. ...

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...