The search continues after El Faro, a 790-foot cargo ship, sank last Thursday in Hurricane Joaquin. One body has been found, but family members and search and rescue crews remain hopeful.
The risk of flash floods has subsided across South Carolina's Lowcountry. But overflowing rivers continue to pose a risk as residents begin to assess the damage to their roads, homes and businesses.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch calls the deal "the largest settlement with a single entity in American history."
India released its pledges ahead of December's global climate change summit in Paris. "We want to walk [a] cleaner energy path," says the country's environment minister.
Scientists soared through clouds with a new instrument that takes 3-D pictures of the edge. What they learned about the size and density of droplets surprised them and might lead to better forecasts.
India's economy has grown rapidly and the surge has been accompanied by a rise in its carbon footprint. The country has outlined what it plans to do in a pledge ahead of the U.N. climate conference.
The U.S. military manages about 30 million acres of land that is home to some 400 threatened and endangered species. This raises a host of issues, but some environmentalists see it as an opportunity.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its much-anticipated ozone standards. The agency is setting more stringent thresholds for the particles that contribute to smog.
A business group says the limit will hurt American workers. Environmentalists say it's not strict enough. The rule is intended to reduce the health damage of smog.
The Environmental Protection Agency's new rule sets reduces the threshold for the particles that contribute to smog at 70 parts per billion, lower than than 75 ppb currently on the books. NPR's Ari Shapiro learns more from reporters Joe Wertz in Oklahoma and Mose Buchele in Texas.
A judge is weighing whether to impose a temporary ban on spraying herbicides beneath overhead power lines in parts of Cape Cod.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in its most recent projection, estimated it would cost the state about $7.7 billion to maintain its existing drinking water infrastructure.