Three environmental groups have notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency they plan to sue because the agency has not come up with a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in areas of Detroit and Baltimore.
A coalition of residents is trying to halt the region's rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.
Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix, which released noxious fumes into the air and forced some schools to close.
It is freezing cold this January in Russia’s Arctic capital, something the inhabitants from now on clearly can see from the 65-meter tall thermometer attached to a chimney at the centralized heat-power plant.