The promise of carbon-neutral steel

A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.
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Industry, greens look to woo Manchin on drilling reforms

As House committees complete their work this week on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, environmentalists are already preparing themselves for the likelihood that many of their hard-fought climate victories won’t withstand negotiations with the Senate.
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Environmental group: U.S. military sites are contaminating Chesapeake Bay with 'forever chemicals'

At least nine U.S. military sites along the Chesapeake Bay are leaking contaminated fluids known as "forever chemicals" into the estuary, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group published on Aug. 11.


Two dozen large cities produce 52 percent of urban carbon emissions

Just 25 cities globally are responsible for 52 percent of urban greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study that highlights the role that cities must play in reaching the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.


Offshore wind takes a big step forward, but remains short of the long-awaited boom

The U.S. offshore wind industry has reached a point where states continue to one-up one another with ambitious goals for development.


Three Exxon refineries top the list of U.S. polluters

Exxon Mobil's U.S. oil refineries pump out far more lung-damaging soot than similarly-sized facilities operated by rivals, according to regulatory documents and an analysis of pollution test results.


Turkey slams the door on European plastic garbage

Turkey’s decision is a ‘seminal moment’ for the global recycling market, say industry figures.

Plastic pellets could help reduce dependence on coal at the MU power plant

Plastic is gaining traction as the next source of sustainable energy, despite its reputation as a major polluter.


Legislators introduce bill to ban new waste incineration facilities

Sen. Bridget Valverde and Rep. Justine Caldwell introduced joint legislation last week which would prohibit new, high-heat waste incineration facilities in Rhode Island.


Mount Vernon, PUD join fight against mining in Skagit headwaters

The growing opposition to potential mining at the headwaters of the Skagit River in British Columbia now includes the city of Mount Vernon and the Skagit Public Utility District.

So small, yet so deadly. Investors force plastic industry to reveal pollution

Investors are forcing the world’s biggest plastic manufacturers to reveal how many harmful plastic pellets they are leaking into rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide.

How the global steel industry is cutting out coal

As Alberta and B.C. mull expanding metallurgical coal mining in the Rockies, some steel manufacturers are pledging to do away with the need for the carbon-heavy material altogether.


The PFAS problem: State looks to address 'forever chemicals' in groundwater

The state's proposed plan to address toxic, man-made "forever chemicals" found in the groundwater surrounding Minnesota's closed landfills could lead to further investigations in the area where Burnsville and Savage's drinking water is drawn.


EPA chief dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump

EPA Administrator Michael Regan will dismiss outside experts appointed by President Trump from two key advisory panels, a move he says will reduce the heavy influence of industry over the agency’s environmental regulations.
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