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Big flotilla of illegal gold miners splits up in Brazil

Nov. 26, 2021 18:35 PM EST

ON THE RIO MADEIRA, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of barges of illegal miners dredging for gold were navigating along the Madeira River in the Brazilian Amazon on Friday, and researchers said they posed a threat of pollution — including toxic mercury — for the broader environment. ...

Study: Uranium not high in water samples around Grand Canyon

Nov. 24, 2021 12:29 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Most springs and wells in a vast region of northern Arizona known for its high-grade uranium ore meet federal drinking water standards despite decades of uranium mining, U.S. scientists found. The highest concentrations of uranium were found at...

Tacoma liquid gas plant gets OK from state pollution board

Nov. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state energy utility’s liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma, Washington, has cleared another legal hurdle — this time getting a green light from the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. The News Tribune reports the...

Pakistan's Lahore becomes world's 3rd most polluted city

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said. The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses. ...

Indian brothers win Children's Peace Prize for waste project

Nov. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Indian brothers Vihaan and Nav Agarwal won a prestigious children’s prize Saturday for a project they launched that aims to reduce waste and pollution and plant trees in their home city of New Delhi. Vihaan, 17, and his 14-year-old...

Tribes, groups sue to force Montana to enforce mining law

Nov. 10, 2021 20:10 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana tribes and conservation groups sued state environmental regulators Wednesday after Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines. The lawsuit was filed in...

'What fear?': Hindus bathe in frothy, polluted Indian river

Nov. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — One of India's most sacred rivers appears to be coated with a thick layer of snow. Except it isn't. A vast stretch of the Yamuna river is covered with white toxic foam, caused in part by pollutants discharged from industries ringing New Delhi. ...

Southern California enacts new smog rules on refineries

Nov. 05, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — Southern California air regulators on Friday approved new restrictions on area oil refineries and other factories that could remove tons of smog-forming pollutants from the air. The board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District...

Court says coal mine expansion permit ignored pollution law

Oct. 29, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana environmental regulators ignored the law when they permitted an expansion of a massive strip mine that is the sole source of coal for a large power plant despite concerns over water pollution, a state judge ruled. State District Judge...

Glass recycler reaches deal with Oregon to curb pollution

Oct. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of...