Google says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction, separating itself from cloud computing rivals Microsoft and Amazon.
By Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
According to a new study, the world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the height of the pandemic shutdown last month.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Black, brown and poor communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms larger than anything that came before.
By Michael Casey, Tammy Webber, Associated Press
Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling in deeper and deeper waters, where payoffs can be huge but risks are greater than ever.
By Kevin McGill, Matthew Brown, Associated Press
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Trump administration on Thursday gutted an Obama-era rule that compelled the country's coal plants to cut back emissions of mercury and other human health hazards.
By John Flesher, Associated Press
Federal officials say additional funds provided by Congress will help clean up toxic sites and otherwise protect the Great Lakes.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Wall Street ended a brutal first quarter with fresh losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 23 percent during the first three months of 2020 -- the largest percentage decline since 1987. Also, Senate Majority…
The Trump administration wants to roll back another federal regulation intended to reduce global warming. Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency rules require U.S. vehicles to increase mileage standards by an average of 5 percent per year from 2021 through 2026. Tuesday’s…
In our news wrap Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the Trump administration after he was indicted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges. In a televised address, Maduro called Trump a “racist cowboy” who was making “false accusations.” Also, Afghan…
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