North Carolina officials are asking for the public's input on a proposed plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
Volkswagen says it will "fully cooperate" with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is accusing the automaker of cheating a second time on emissions tests.
A federal judge is blasting North Carolina's environmental watchdog agency, saying officials didn't try very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can't drink their well water.
Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there's additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests.
An assistant secretary in the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says he would have levied a heavier fine on Duke Energy than the $25.1 million it was assessed for coal ash violations.
Brunswick County says the weekend's heavy rain led to a wastewater spill in Carolina Shores.
The Town of Kure Beach says an estimated 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Atlantic Ocean during Sunday's heavy rain.
The city of Paris, littered with 350 tons of cigarette butts each year, is striking back at smokers with a new 68-euro ($76) fine.
The latest developments in the scandal enveloping Volkswagen over the company's admission that it rigged emissions tests for diesel-powered cars.
A judge has rejected a bid by North Carolina's environment agency to block Duke Energy from removing coal ash at three extra power plants now leaking pollutants like arsenic and lead into waterways.