Toxic legacy comes to light with claims that Union Carbide failed to report landfill

As details emerge about a toxic site, WV's Davis Creek joins communities around the Ohio Valley dealing with a legacy of waste from chemical manufacturing.
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Biotechnology could change the cattle industry. Will it succeed?

Gene editing could help scientists produce cows that are meatier and better for the planet. But many hurdles remain.

California's air pollution cops are eyeing Uber and Lyft

California is working on first-of-their-kind rules to limit emissions from ride-hail vehicles, which could force the companies to get about one-third of their drivers into electric vehicles by the end of 2030. To which the ride-hail companies say (with some qualifications): Bring it on.


Colorado water officials create first-ever regulations for ‘forever chemical’ PFAS

Colorado's Water Quality Control Commission voted unanimously last week to enact a policy to put new limits on per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS.


Supreme Court gives Oklahoma’s Indian tribes a say over oil wells and pipelines

The landmark Supreme Court decision gives the five tribes a say over oil and gas wells, refineries, and pipelines — including those running to the Cushing hub of the Keystone XL, legal experts say.

Climate change: The world’s greenhouse gas emissions will be tracked in real time

There's an old truism in the business world: what gets measured gets managed. One of the challenges in managing the greenhouse gas emissions warming the atmosphere is that they aren't measured very well.


Environmental groups win new coke oven regulation

The EPA admitted in federal court that it hadn’t set or updated some standards for coke ovens.

How did Europe avoid the COVID-19 catastrophe ravaging U.S. meatpacking plants?

Better working conditions, smaller plants and a more focused governmental response all played a role.


Inspections, prosecutions for polluting in Canada down sharply since 2015

Environment Canada is doing fewer inspections, investigations and prosecutions to enforce its law protecting people from toxic chemicals and air pollution.


Houston's climate plan could make it a green model

Houston’s infamous lack of zoning could become a climate-policy asset as the sprawling Texas metropolis attempts to steer a more sustainable course.

The lingering dregs of asbestos mining

As companies attempt to transform the residues of asbestos mining, some prickle at the risks.


Products we use every day are full of harmful chemicals. Can green chemistry lead to safer alternatives?

Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.


New Mexico criticized for cutting oil and gas oversight during COVID-19

The State of New Mexico's efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in regulating the oil and gas industry were "condemned" by environmentalists who accused the State of forgoing pollution standards and reducing oversight.


Lawmakers push for inclusion of 'forever chemical' regulation in future stimulus bill

A group of more than 80 members of Congress is pushing for the inclusion of provisions to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals in future stimulus legislation dealing with infrastructure.
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Veeps and the environment

On the environment, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are worlds apart. But don't expect it to be front and center in the campaigning.

Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

Cutting edge of science

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