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While federally permitted, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes the data's public release spurs facilities to reduce their chemical waste.
Sharon Begley, whose science journalism career spanned 43 years at Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and STAT, died Saturday at 64.
Thousands of tons of waste are dumped in Poland every year, much of it from Germany. But Poland also has problems with its own waste disposal and its environment is suffering as a result.
Two state senators and a Wayne County municipality filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to overturn a more than 10-year-old ban on natural gas exploration within the Delaware River Basin.

The Citizens Coal Council issued a report that details what they say are the Department of Environmental Protection's failures to enforce longwall coal mining operations in Pennsylvania.

It is infuriating that the Trump administration left so many of these things undone.

Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate is on a mission to make sure Africa is listened to.

The Times is hosting a series of virtual events ahead of global climate talks in November. This month’s topic: the demand for energy and what can be learned from the pandemic.
The project had already been languishing, but the action by Mr. Biden would signal his determination to undo President Trump’s environmental legacy.
More pollution has been sweeping past the Conowingo Dam since its reservoir filled with sediment a decade ago, allowing millions of pounds of nutrient pollution to wash downstream to the
The pandemic is putting even more plastic into our oceans. But we can change that.

Breathing disorders are higher in some Dallas neighborhoods than others and experts want to know why.

The Wayward Goose Farm says it will move if a large, conventional dairy farm is granted access through their land, where they milk 15 cows using organic practices.

Environmental regulators alter rules as 2,700 bodies are stored at hospitals and coroner's office.

In 2019, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari found that Mike Singh breached the workplace safety laws more than 20 times at 11 different work sites.

Saving the planet starts with saving the communities the fossil fuel industry tends to trample.
Province’s move to allow coal mines in protected mountains is creating a rising wave of broad-based opposition.
A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words “Renew Oceans,” sit rusting outside an empty, padlocked office in the Indian city of Varanasi, a short walk from the Ganges.

Although the pandemic saw planet-warming emissions nosedive by about 7 percent in 2020, concentrations of carbon pollution continued to rise.

Iceland has a New Year's resolution. After a 10-month pause in tourism due to global lockdowns, the country is preparing for a new era of outdoor adventure - one that locals are hoping is more sustainable than before.

A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new disease.

Dr. Isaac "Ike" Irby is bringing the Chesapeake to the White House, as he becomes Policy Advisor to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

A Washington report has found one of the state's iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change.

Following revelations that the containers were made with hazardous PFAS compounds, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is placing a hold on the use of a popular pesticide used in mosquito control upstate and New York City.

Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S. Solutions exist, though.

Overshadowed by the turmoil of the presidential transition, the Trump administration's actions may harm animals and the environment.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
"We have to get PFAS out of products to get these harmful pollutants out of our drinking water," say advocates.
The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the “Stop the Steal” movement.

Sounding optimistic after four years of battling climate change with little help from the federal government under the Trump administration, Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday that Philadelphia will aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.

A judge has dismissed all charges against Harrisburg resident James Murphy, a security firm employee who had been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme related to Mariner East pipeline construction in Chester County.

Scientists say the outcomes of studies are not as well known as the initial concerns.

The first 100 days of the presidency could help determine the state of our planet's climate for the next 10,000 years.

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region.