Pollution

Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more

Jul 20, 2018

Human Rights Watch is urging the Brazilian government to establish buffer zones when pesticides are sprayed and to reduce the use of highly toxic products

California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

Jul 20, 2018

California and 14 other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks

Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

Jul 19, 2018

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Report: Lake oil spill in Michigan would cost nearly $2B

Jul 19, 2018

Experts predict that a worst-case scenario leak of an old oil pipeline where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet in Michigan would cost nearly $2 billion

Jailed Audi chief seeks release pending German fraud probe

Jul 19, 2018

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler is seeking his release from jail during an ongoing investigation of suspected fraud as part of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal

US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

Jul 19, 2018

The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to the regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Jul 18, 2018

Researchers say pollution levels in some U.S. national parks are similar to cities like New York and Los Angeles and are leading people to avoid visiting

Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

Jul 17, 2018

The Trump administration is trying to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change

EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

Jul 17, 2018

Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider

Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

Jul 13, 2018

Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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