The Center for Biological Diversity said that under the terms of the settlement, the EPA will study the impact of glyphosate and atrazine — the most common pesticides in use in the U.S. — on some 1,500 endangered plants and animals by June of 2020.
Why companies are preparing now for future environmental regulations.
Scientific instruments maker Thermo Fisher will spend $403 million to acquire a Massachusetts research chemicals producer.
With momentum appearing to wane at the state level, Vermont could be the only state impacted if proposed federal labeling legislation goes into law.
East Millinocket has a new wastewater plant after spending a dollar to buy one that once belonged to a former paper mill.
Dozens of advocacy groups this week asked Subway restaurants to eliminate their use of meat from animals raised with routine use of antibiotics.
A federal proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline would have a stifling impact on the ethanol industry and goes against the intentions of Congress when it set the standards eight years ago, opponents of the suggested changes said.
Increasing consumer wariness and regulatory attention regarding phthalates helped the market for alternative plasticizers explode in recent years.
An Irish manufacturer of paper and plastic bags will create 87 full-time jobs when it opens its first U.S. plant in Delaware.
A northern California man earlier this month filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods, which alleged that the company's Capri Sun juice contained artificial ingredients despite its label as "all-natural."
Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.
The protest reflected growing public concern about the environmental impact of projects such as petrochemical plants, as well as the public's deep distrust of local governments.
The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee.
A global health agency added another popular herbicide to its list of potential carcinogens this week.
The toys were designed for children to create crafts from beads using water, but tests showed that a chemical in the beads metabolized into gamma hydroxybutyrate — commonly known as the "date-rape" drug — when ingested.
Most of the ash, which contains toxic heavy metals, would be moved to former open-pit clay mines in Chatham and Lee counties.
Four states and two petroleum industry groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department, saying the rules announced in March are unnecessarily burdensome for oil and gas developers.
Inflators in Takata air bags can explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The problem has caused at least eight deaths and 105 injuries.
Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.
Jessica Alba has built a booming business around modern, hand-wringing parents who worry about the prevalence of chemicals in everything, from toys to food.
Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India because the poor cannot afford licensed liquor.
The plant would convert ethane from Marcellus Shale natural gas into chemicals used to make plastics, tires and even antifreeze.
Researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles developed a plastic material capable of storing solar energy for weeks, which could lead to breakthroughs in solar panel technology.
The federal agency charged with investigating incidents at chemical plants continues to face turmoil nearly three months after its chairman resigned amid a slew of controversies.
Because the region is home to threatened shorebirds and cultural resources, a decision was made early on to clean oil-stained beaches the old-fashioned way by using hand tools instead of heavy equipment or chemicals.