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In this photo taken July 14, 2010, an electric plug charges a Smart Car electric drive vehicle in New York. People buying all-electric cars where coal supplies the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study shows those coal-powered plug-in vehicles can be making the air dirtier and worsening global warming. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

All-electric car may not be so green, study says

- Associated Press

People buying all-electric cars where coal supplies the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study says those plug-in vehicles can be making the air dirtier and worsening global warming.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon leaves his hand print next to a message that reads in Spanish "Everyone for the rights of all! Count on me Peru!" with his signature during a ceremony at the Antenor Oregon school in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Ban Ki-moon is in Peru for the Climate Change Conference, along with representatives from more than 190 countries that are working on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

At U.N. climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

- Associated Press

A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in Paris.

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Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

- Associated Press

The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday by an the agency being asked to license the project.

Year after W.Va. river spill, execs face charges

- Associated Press

When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia's capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak.

Water still contaminated in DC's Shaw neighborhood

Associated Press

Tap water in a section of northwest Washington was still contaminated by a petroleum product even after the system was flushed on Thursday, officials said, and a warning not to drink the water was likely to remain in effect until at least Friday.

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee takes a question as he introduces his 2015-17 budget proposal in the Governor's Conference Room at the Capitol in Olympia on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Tony Overman)

Governor proposes capital gains tax for Washington

- Associated Press

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new capital gains tax to help address a projected state budget gap of more than $2 billion over the next two-year budget cycle.

South Idaho Chobani plant to reduce water use

Associated Press

Greek yogurt maker Chobani says a newly installed reverse-osmosis filtration system at its south-central Idaho plant will reduce the company's consumption of water by 20 percent.

Appeals court sides with Arkansas hunter

Associated Press

A 2012 routine background check by state game wardens that led to an Arkansas man's arrest and eventual conviction violated a man's constitutional rights, an appeals court ruled this week.

Brian Williams, not shown, program manager for the Dan River Basin Association, scoops up coal ash on his canoe paddle from the bank of the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash in Eden, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke Energy says it will close SC coal ash pits

- Associated Press

Duke Energy said Thursday it's planning to move all of its coal ash from pits at a South Carolina plant that environmentalists say threatens the Saluda River.

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, logger Eric Davis runs down the road as a truck loaded with logs is readied in forest near Banks, Ore. The watchdog group Center for Sustainable Economy is demanding the Sustainable Forestry Initiative suspend its green certification of Plum Creek Timberlands logging in the Coast Range of Oregon. The complaint cites 11 violations of state logging regulations in the past six years. AP Photo/Don Ryan)   (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label

- Associated Press

A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.

Congressional session ends. What did Nevada gain?

- Associated Press

By the skin of their teeth, congressional lawmakers passed a $1 trillion budget through next summer, approved all military spending and passed a series of tax breaks.

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo, a designer's runway show is shown on a television screen outside the Fashion Week venue at New York's Lincoln Center. The city of New York and Lincoln Center is evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

- Associated Press

C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.

Edmonton Oilers left wing David Perron (57) tries to get the puck past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose won 4-3. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NHL seeks to reduce its carbon footprint

Associated Press

The NHL has named Constellation as its preferred energy provider as the league seeks to offset its carbon footprint across all 30 team markets.

Protection sought for scenic California region

- Associated Press

A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

Preliminary numbers in for deer hunting seasons

Associated Press

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say preliminary numbers for the fall hunting seasons show the unofficial deer kill was down 8 percent from the final count of 2013, a high harvest year.

EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules

- Associated Press

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat - in case the state doesn't do it by next year.