After more than five years of negotiations, delegates from 64 countries reached broad consensus in Hong Kong Thursday on a new treaty regulating the recycling of ships.
EPA announced Monday that it would take over cleanup of the Kingston, Tennessee, fly ash spill from a TVA plant under the Superfund hazardous waste law.
"A federal court jury on Friday acquitted the big chemical products company W. R. Grace and three of its former executives on all charges that they had knowingly contaminated the small Montana mining town of Libby with asbestos, then conspired to cover up the deed."
"The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced yesterday that it would appeal a court ruling that the owner of the Kiddie Kollege building in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, is not responsible for its $1 million cleanup."
"The Bush administration kept secret for nearly five years data that showed increased cancer risks from drinking water polluted by coal-ash impoundments...."
Two competing bills before Congress would pay people to scrap old, inefficient vehicles. But some say the proposed legislation is not as green as it looks and other factors need to be taken into consideration.
Great Lakes' fate hangs in the balance
THE GREAT LAKES WATER WARS
By Peter Annin Island Press, $25.95
Reviewed by TOM HENRY
To those of us who have ever stood along the Great Lakes shoreline and given much thought to the seemingly endless sight of fresh water in front of us, it seems incomprehensible that this part of the country could ever have trouble quenching its thirst
The US Army Corps of Engineers has been exaggerating its cleanup claims for formerly used defense sites.
On February 17, 2009, all full-power broadcast US television stations will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. So, many old TVs are now creating e-waste challenges as they're relegated to landfills and recycling centers.