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US cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012

DETROIT (AP) — New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to […]

12/12/2013

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The […]

10/15/2013

In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2013, discarded television sets pile up in a scrap yard awaiting recycling in Zhuzhou city in south China's Hunan province. (AP Photo)

China recycling cleanup jolts global industry

BEIJING (AP) — China for years has welcomed the world’s trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the […]

10/03/2013

With hours to go until a possible government shutdown, visitors tour the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Capitol officials said today that if a shutdown goes into effect, all organized tours of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center will be suspended.  The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open, and the Democratic-led chamber is expected to reject the latest effort from House Republicans to use a normally routine measure to attack President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal workers prepare for shutdown process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down. With no late deal averting the midnight Monday shutdown, several federal […]

09/30/2013

Smoke pours from a chimney at a cement plant in Binzhou city, in eastern China's Shandong province. (AP Photo)

What 95% certainty of warming means to scientists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill. They are as sure about […]

09/24/2013

An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle, Aug. 16, 2005. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

Obama moves to limit power-plant carbon pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and […]

09/20/2013

Vic Angoco, Matson Navigation Co. Senior Vice President of the Pacific , speaks during a press conference on the location of a cracked pipe that leaked 233,000 gallons of molasses into the Honolulu Harbor Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Honolulu. The pipe maintained by Matson Navigation Co. at pier 52 has been repaired but the leaked molasses is being blamed for the killing of marine life at Keehi Lagoon which is located near the Honolulu Harbor. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

EPA sending experts to Hawaii for molasses spill

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sending two spill experts to Hawaii to help clean up some 1,400 tons of molasses that spilled into Honolulu Harbor this week. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz […]

09/13/2013

Arsenic in water at Thermal mobile home park

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a high level of arsenic has been found in the water at a Riverside County mobile home park. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports sampling at D&D Mobile Home Park […]

09/12/2013

Bowl of white rice

FDA study says amount of arsenic in rice is low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn’t worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case. The agency released a study Friday […]

09/06/2013

The Carnival Miracle docked in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Carnival to cut pollution from cruise ships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s largest cruise ship company will adopt technology from power plants and automobiles to reduce air pollution from the massive diesel engines powering its ships. In a tentative agreement reached Thursday […]

09/05/2013

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