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The coronavirus pandemic took a major toll on the oil giant’s earnings, but Aramco will maintain its hefty dividend for shareholders.

Colombia has hundreds of species of bees, but many have been hard hit by pesticide use.

For decades, potentially explosive waste has been burned in the open in the Salt Lake Valley, starting with dynamite and now unspent rocket propellant.

Tesla is a world leader in electric cars, while Nornickel is a global leader in environmental damage. This doesn't match, claims Aborigen Forum.

British Columbia has well over 2,000 species at risk of disappearing yet has no endangered species law.

New company wants to build floating terminal to export B.C.'s fracked natural gas to Asia.

For marine mammals, viral and bacterial outbreaks are on the rise.

U.S. senators, McDonald's, Microsoft, and the agribusiness lobby are pushing the dangerous myth that carbon storage in American farmland will stave off climate catastrophe.

The State Department, a conservative-connected shell company, and a key Kurdish crime family team up to siphon Syrian oil for U.S. investors.

Algal blooms are a hazard around the country. But Lake Erie is especially vulnerable to the scourge, and researchers are looking for explanations.

The operator of a ship that spilled tonnes of fuel into the ocean off Mauritius, sparking an "environmental emergency", has apologised.

Emily Tilling witnessed a 'complete kill' - a pollution spill so toxic that it wiped out all the fish and almost all the insects and other invertebrates along three miles of the River Llynfi in mid-Wales.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a voluntary phase-out of certain types of grease-proofing agents on paper and paperboard food

How to deal with the glut of used medical-grade PPE? There aren't any silver bullets, and none of the options are very attractive.

Kamikatsu famously declared its goal was to go waste-free by 2020. Their experience shows we can’t move further without systemic changes.
Access to clean water and sanitation is also a crucial environmental justice issue, but it is neglected in current policy and funding.

In the last 10 years, scientists have linked quats to reproductive and developmental problems in animals, and found they can disrupt key cellular processes. So far there's no data linking the compounds to toxicity in humans, but some scientists say there's more to be done to fully assess quats' safety.

Extreme wildfires fueled by climate change have been spewing more harmful smoke into California's air in recent years. But not everyone is affected equally. Kids like Ta'Kira Dannette Byrd, who live in unhealthy, high-poverty neighborhoods, suffer more.

In December 2007, Charles Perilloux, an American chemical engineer, traveled to China to help install inexpensive and game-changing technology at a Chinese chemical plant that was spewing a climate "super-pollutant" into the atmosphere. The emissions quickly fell to near zero.

Pennsylvania would receive $300 million in 2022 from the sale of emissions credits and reduce its emissions of climate changing carbon dioxide by more than 180 million tons over the next decade if it joins the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

A deep-dive into the chemistry and legacy of the compound offers clues into what sparked Lebanon’s catastrophe.
While nursing homes and prisons made up most rural hot spots in the spring, growing evidence now points to a different major “engine of spread” that has lurked beneath the radar of public awareness and official recognition: meat-processing.
Inside the robot is a nanomaterial made from leaves that repels water and attracts oil.

GDP per capita is an inadequate measure of well-being. Now, more than ever, we need to use the Inclusive Wealth Index to do the task.

Transit agencies are already facing a grim economic outlook amid pandemic. Data from the last recession shows how some cuts were never restored. 
Startups, transit agencies and policymakers are eager for “MaaS” apps that let travelers choose multiple modes — and give up private cars. But revenue has been elusive. 
The United States must provide aid, for moral and security reasons.
Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.
It seems that the United States is plunging into a new arms race without learning the lessons of the last.
Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima 75 years ago, has used the power of her personal story to try to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

'We want to develop a treatment that you would apply … that would block the arsenic and the mercury.'

Gretchen Lescord's findings suggest that while mercury in northern fish is still the biggest concern, the levels of chromium and arsenic concentrations are also raising some eyebrows. 

Devastating wildfires that burned out of control in late 2019 and early 2020 in Brazil's Pantanal wetland are back.

Fishers in Sumatra have joined forces in opposition to a government plan to allow coastal mining that they say will destroy their fisheries.

The international standards are facing criticism for failing to include enforcement mechanisms or penalties for companies that fall short of requirements.