Attorneys added that the company knew for years that conventional water treatment practices did not remove those chemicals, which the lawsuit linked to cancer and other health problems.
Not since the Southern Pacific railroad rolled into this sleepy high desert town in Nevada more than a century ago has there been such excitement — Tesla Motors and other technology companies are coming, and along with them thousands of jobs.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.
An explosion at a Louisiana natural gas facility Thursday left three workers dead and two seriously injured, police said.
Scientists at New Mexico's Sandia National Laboratories tweaked a material called molybdenum disulfide — or "molly" — to improve its performance as a hydrogen catalyst.
Shell Chemicals announced Tuesday that it will pay $69 million to relocate a western Pennsylvania water source that's currently on the site of the company's proposed ethane cracker plant.
Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the Himalayan country begins celebrating its biggest festival of the year.
"Some companies within the industrial and agrochemicals industry are selling hazardous chemicals on the streets in un-decanted packaging," South Africa's Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs said.
A jury awarded the damages to 59-year-old Carla Bartlett in one of two cases that could influence thousands of similar lawsuits over the chemical giant's discharge of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8.
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red.
Freedom Industries' plan also will provide $1.4 million to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and environmental firms for continued cleanup work.
Lumber Liquidators says it will pay $10 million and plead guilty to five violations of environmental law, including one felony charge, to end a federal investigation into its importation of illegally sourced wood products.
A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.
The Boulder Scientific Company makes chemicals for various industries.
Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.