World Jul 10

A cyclist passes a French flag on the eve of the French presidential election in Paris
France ordered to fight pollution or pay millions in fines

The Council of State's unusual ruling Friday came after the government failed to fulfill a 2017 order to reduce pollution in accordance with EU rules. The national government and local governments have announced multiple anti-pollution measures in recent years. But…

Economy Feb 06

Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

An industry once based on small, independent farms is evolving into large operations housing thousands of animals under one roof. The change is helping make beef, poultry and pork more affordable. But animal waste from the mega-farms has fouled waters.