Federal regulators could be significantly overstating the public health benefits of air quality rules, according to a recent study by Indiana University researchers.
A federal rule to be proposed Thursday would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S.
A bill banning the sale of pure caffeine products in Ohio cleared the state House on Wednesday, one year after a high school senior overdosed on a powdered form of the stimulant and died.
The rules, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aim to clarify which smaller waterways fall under federal protection after two Supreme Court rulings left the reach of the Clean Water Act uncertain.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Connecticut, said inorganic arsenic in rice, cereal and other common products exposes consumers to high levels of the carcinogen and that the federal government should step in.
The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation's drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act.
A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer $12 million and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors.
An analysis of federal data by The Associated Press shows that since 2009, the annual number of significant accidents on oil and petroleum pipelines has shot up by almost 60 percent.
Critics say the purging of chemicals is a response to unfounded fears over ingredients, but companies are nevertheless rushing to ensure their recipes don't become marketing disadvantages.
In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
DuPont's Pompton Lakes Works plant manufactured ammunition for nearly a century and leaked mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals across the 576-acre campus and surrounding areas.
Before we pack our parkas and head north, let’s review the reality behind a some of Shell’s environmental record and see how the company’s rhetoric stacks up to its history in dealing with disasters.
California regulators on Monday expanded their list of thousands of state-permitted oil and gas wells where below-ground injections may be contaminating drinking-water reserves.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. will pay a fine of nearly $3 million and spend another $2.8 million on pollution controls at its distribution terminals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
Residents of a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure will weigh in this week on a proposal to leave the dangerous material behind in many houses and buildings.
With the Republican-led Congress indifferent to Obama's entreaties, the president has been doing what he can to combat climate change through executive orders to cut greenhouse gas emissions and through the powers of persuasion.
It’s potentially a $15 billion problem in the U.S.
The move ends months-long efforts by the oil industry and its supporters to curb local authority over oil and gas drilling.
The Environmental Protection Agency will step up studies into the safety of widely used neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been temporarily banned in Europe.
The infamous Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 prompted the release of dispersants both at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and at unprecedented sea depths.
Minnesota is one step closer to enacting the nation's strictest ban on fire retardant chemicals.
The incinerator exposed those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Taylor Energy Company, which owned the platform and a cluster of oil wells, has played down the extent and environmental impact of the leak.
In Speaking of Chemistry, host Sophia Cai explains that EPS actually can be recycled, but the prohibitive costs have prompted cities to ban the pesky product instead.
The USGS analysis of 13 fracking wells in Pennsylvania's shale gas fields found surprising variation in the wells' levels of organic compounds and microbes.