Cleanup is making headway in the aftermath of an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay but questions remain as to the nature of the ship collision that caused the spill, and the long term environmental impacts. Spencer Michels looks…
Air monitoring stations in communities adjacent to California ports record dangerous levels of nitrogen oxide as well as fine soot and sulfur oxides. The NewsHour reports on how port cities are working to combat the pollution.
Electronic waste, composed of heated and discarded metals from computer parts, is accumulating quickly as India's computer recycling industry rapidly expands. NewsHour reports on government regulation of computer recycling and the health threat posed by improper recycling of computer parts.
China has achieved rapid economic growth over the past decade, but the rapid success has come at the expense of the environment. Independent Television News reports on pollution in China and the price of development.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard its first case on global warming Wednesday, with 12 states asking the court to mandate limits on greenhouse emissions from new cars and trucks. Experts discuss the case and analyze its significance.
A natural gas boom in Wyoming has had both positive and negative impacts on a once small town.
A United Nations summit aimed at improving living conditions for the world's poor without damaging natural resources opened Monday in the South African capital of Johannesburg.
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