Friday, October 20, 2017

Pollution

In this Sept.25, 2016 file photo, a woman and a man ride their bicycles on the Champs Elysees avenue during the "day without cars", in Paris.

BY SAMUEL PETREQUIN PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory. In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off ...
In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. The EPA says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not ...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical. Environmental protection officials issued the blanket warning ...
In this April 28, 2009 file photo, smog covers downtown Los Angeles.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. The states petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...
In this March 29, 2017 file photo Dieter Zetsche, CEO of the Daimler AG, poses next to a car prior to the shareholders meeting of the car maker in Berlin, Germany.

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler’s profits barely rose and were short of market expectations as its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division boomed while earnings lagged at its truck, van and bus businesses. The second-quarter results were ...
In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, a wind turbine overlooks the coal-fired power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

HELSINKI (AP) — Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says. The European Environment Agency said in a report late Sunday that half of the plants responsible ...
Dutch university dropout Bojan Slat, who founded the The Ocean Cleanup, answers questions during an interview prior to a press presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

BY MIKE CORDER UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch foundation aiming to rid the world’s oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the ...
In this Thursday, March 9, 2017 photo, hundreds of juvenile coho salmon are released into the Lostine River from a water tanker truck. The Nez Perce tribe and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worked together to restore 500,000 juvenile coho salmon to the Snake River Basin in northeastern Oregon, where they haven't been seen for more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

BY GILLIAN FLACCUS LOSTINE, Ore. (AP) — These speckled, rose-tinted fish haven’t been spotted in this bubbling river in remote northeastern Oregon for more than 30 years — until now. But this week, the waters of the Lostine River suddenly ...
Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BY LOUISE WATT BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country’s smoggy skies blue again and “work faster” to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity. His words to delegates ...
A statue of a mermaid, the symbol of Warsaw, wears a mask during smog alert in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Alarming smog levels in southern Poland have led authorities to close schools in one city and offer free transport in some places to protect children and try to improve the quality of air. The government will ...
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