Two New Orleans Public Belt Railway cars each carrying 30,000 gallons of crude went off the tracks.
The National Association of Manufacturers lowered its projected price tag for a new limit on ground-level ozone, but said it would remain the costliest regulation in U.S. history. Here's how the numbers shake out.
An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to clarify comments that environmentalists interpreted as a possibility the company might shirk its responsibility for cleaning up the site decades from now.
President Barack Obama said the federal government plans to strengthen regulations regarding oil train safety.
The Transportation Safety Board said Monday the Class 111 tank cars involved in the Feb. 14 CN train derailment met the upgraded standards for new tank cars carrying crude and other flammable liquids. But it says the cars still "performed similarly" to those involved in the derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec that killed 47 people two years ago.
The ice tells how levels of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas, have fluctuated over hundreds of thousands of years. This is also the place where a hole in the ozone layer, from man-made refrigerants and aerosols, periodically parks for a couple months and causes trouble.
President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Properly disposing of waste from the leather processing industry is a costly and tricky endeavor — which is why a team of scientists has been hard at work demonstrating that there could be way to make good use of this toxic sludge.
A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning their use to help the environment.
The U.S. government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the country.
India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment.
A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels has come deep into energy country as activists ask the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies.
A Kansas Senate committee is considering two bills that could delay or prevent enactment of federal clean air rules to regulate carbon emissions from power plants.
The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will seek U.S. State Department approval for another pipeline — this one going north.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's labels for vehicle fuel efficiency do not show a complete picture of the ownership costs for hybrid and electric cars and are likely ineffective in affecting consumer choices, according to a recently released study.
The report particularly concerns dichloromethane, which has a wide variety of industrial uses, including as a paint remover, cleaning agent, solvent and fumigant.
The Aichi prefectural police said the boy, from Kitanagoya City, western Japan, was sent to Fukushima to cut contaminated leaves and scrape up dirt in the disaster zone last July.
Water discharged from fracking sites in California contained levels of benzene and chromium-6 well in excess of federal standards, according to a recent report by an Arizona environmental group.
This most recent crude-by-rail disaster wasn’t quite the major catastrophe many have feared. But it got close. Real close. Which is why this latest crash should send a powerful warning to those looking to stop pipeline construction in the U.S.
A potential insurance settlement could pay for projects that benefit the affected residents, like additional water testing or health studies.
Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday.
A federal judge has dismissed a New Orleans-area levee authority's lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with destroying Louisiana's coastal wetlands.
Lawmakers hoping to wean Washington state off coal power are trying to ease the way for the state's utilities to end the electricity it gets from coal.
The local nonprofit Hackensack Riverkeeper petitioned the EPA for the investigation, citing "a long list of toxic chemicals and heavy metals" contaminating river sediment along a 22-mile stretch from Oradell to Newark Bay.
Four former executives of a West Virginia chemical company are asking a judge to delay their trials on charges stemming from a spill. Attorneys for former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern and former owners Dennis Farrell, Charles Herzing and William Tis requested the delays in motions filed last week.