Pollution

New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year

Aug 10, 2018

New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

Aug 10, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Aug 10, 2018

A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop sales of a top-selling pesticide within 60 days

Company disputes complaint over refinery by national park

Aug 9, 2018

The company planning to build an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed over the site.

Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift

Aug 9, 2018

Polish trade union leaders and government officials are calling for nations to protect industrial jobs as they move to greener sources of energy

Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha admit using fake vehicle emission data

Aug 9, 2018

Suzuki, Mazda and Yamaha admit using falsified emissions data to inspect their new vehicles in a product quality scandal in Japan's auto industry

Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

Aug 8, 2018

A California gas utility has reached a settlement with state and local governments to pay $120 million after the nation's largest known release of climate-changing methane drove thousands of people from their homes

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Aug 8, 2018

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad

The Latest: Dutch campsites evacuated amid brush fire

Aug 7, 2018

Authorities have evacuated four campsites as a brush fire swept through tinder-dry countryside in the eastern Netherlands

EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state

Aug 7, 2018

A federal Superfund site in Vancouver, Washington, has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency's National Priorities List

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