Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River following a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the resignation of Bob Perciasepe (pur-cha-SEP'-ee). He was appointed deputy administrator in 2009 as the Obama administration tapped the EPA to tackle pollution blamed for global warming.
Know someone who’s feeling the heat at work-literally? Cintas Corporation and The Sqwincher Corporation, a leader in electrolyte replacement drinks, launched its “Hottest Job in America” contest for employees in high-heat environments. The prize package includes cooling products and a pair of NFL tickets.
A major challenge in renewable energy is storage. A common approach is a reaction that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, and uses the hydrogen as a fuel to store energy. Scientists have developed a new method for maximizing the catalyst's contribution by chemically 'peeling off' only its active surface and excluding its bulk from the reaction.
Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said.
Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group.
The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue.
Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.
More than 90 people, including primary school students, were sickened by a chemical leak from a Hong Kong ship in eastern Thailand on Thursday, authorities said.
The company will install technology to help settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to get permits and installing less-than-best pollution control technology at its plants.
Florida's environmental agency says it is suing a Texas oil company for violating state drilling regulations at a well near the Everglades.
A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.
3M will take full control of its Sumitomo subsidiary by acquiring the 25 percent of the company that it doesn't already own for $885 million.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents.
The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker.