A congressional watchdog agency report says the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard Superfund sites.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
A toxic brew lingers in the skies over India, created by everything from agricultural burning to industrial pollution. Cars are also a major contributor, with roughly 1400 vehicles added to the roads daily. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro examined…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The U.S. Justice Department opened an antitrust probe into the July deal between Honda, Volkswagen, Ford and BMW to agree to stricter emissions standards than preferred by President Donald Trump.
By Tom Krisher, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
President Trump is keeping a signature pledge to roll back environmental regulations as part of his goal of boosting the coal industry. His new Affordable Clean Energy rule favors incremental improvements and grants discretion to individual states to determine whether…
From Vancouver to Halifax, plastic plates, plastic bags and plastic straws may be on their way out. But critics say other products are problems too.
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press
The specific items to be banned will be determined based on a science-based review, but the government is considering items such as water bottles, plastic bags and straws.
By George Black, Yale Environment 360
From 1962 to 1971, the American military sprayed vast areas of Vietnam with Agent Orange, leaving dioxin contamination that has severely affected the health of three generations of Vietnamese. Now, the U.S. and Vietnamese governments have joined together in a…
By Jeffrey Brown
The Netherlands has become a global leader in implementing the tenets of a “circular economy,” a radical new approach to sustainable living that focuses on reducing consumption, minimizing waste and reusing nearly everything. As Jeffrey Brown reports, some Dutch companies…
By Seth Borenstein, Christina Larson, Associated Press
The sixth Global Environment Outlook indicates environmental problems are making things more dangerous for people.
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