The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government's vow to enforce a ban on illegal mining is raising fears of bloody confrontations.
Pollution at the closed Columbia Falls aluminum plant qualifies it as a Superfund site, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants the public's support before moving with the cleanup process.
West Virginia is expanding its tourism funding in hopes of offsetting negative publicity from the January chemical spill in the Elk River that spurred a water-use ban for days.
Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday signaled a potential legal challenge to proposed federal rules aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and oil refineries.
Public agencies and nonprofits that helped after a Jan. 9 chemical leak into the water supply could receive $2 million in reimbursements for their emergency work, a West Virginia homeland security official said.
North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
State and federal environmental officials in New York are changing the way they prepare for oil spills.
Speaking to the National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Sen. Joe Manchin said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not being reasonable in proposing that future coal plants reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and storing carbon.
Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety function – it might be a part-time role, full-time, outsourced, or part of line level employee responsibilities. Unfortunately, despite their critical role, EHS programs are often managed outside a company’s IT network, making them costly, time-consuming and inefficient.
An environmental group is suing a factory in southeast Georgia, accusing the company of discharging colored waste and odors in the Altamaha River.
Crews worked for the fourth week to clean oil that leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve near Cincinnati as officials began to focus on restoration of the affected area.
Water samples from three reservoirs near the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico show no signs of contamination after a radiation leak at the plant.
Chinese authorities have cut water supplies to a district in a northwestern city after excessive levels of a toxic chemical were found in tap water.
A small Southern California town has turned up the heat on the makers of the wildly popular Sriracha hot sauce, telling them that if they can't keep their bottling plant from smelling up the neighborhood, the city will.
Thousands are considering claims under a medical settlement BP reached with cleanup workers and coastal residents. The settlement, which could benefit an estimated 200,000 people, received final approval in February from a federal court.
In Ireland, where the agricultural focus has shifted to Irish-grown, organic food, farmers are struggling with whether the potential environmental dangers of fracking outweigh the energy benefits.
The Irwindale City Council's action gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.
State officials say they've finalized plans to begin plugging some of the Powder River Basin's hundreds of abandoned coal-bed methane wells in the weeks ahead, a big job that could get a lot bigger depending on the outcome of a company's bankruptcy.
A Pittsburgh-area coke plant has agreed to upgrade its pollution control equipment and pay a $300,000 fine.
In "The Boom," Russell Gold brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides.
North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.