As decision day looms for host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, officials in the Chinese capital boasted this week that they were finally making progress in cleaning up their city's notoriously polluted air.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking its meat and egg suppliers to curb their use of antibiotics and offer animals more humane living conditions, inching into a tricky supply issue as Americans press for higher standards for what they eat.
In 2010 and 2011, runoff from large peat mining operations owned by VAPO — the state-run energy company — caused two massive river contamination events, which lead to major fish die-offs in the Jukajoki River.
Some conservationists argue that the international response to poaching has been weighted too heavily toward law enforcement, and is overlooking the role that communities who live closest to wildlife can play in protecting these species.
The United States, Canada and Mexico share borders and trade agreements, and now a new plan announced this week by the White House might have the three countries cooperating around butterflies and bees as well.
Most major companies have taken steps to improve their environmental profile, if only by becoming more efficient or cutting down on waste. Dow Chemical Co intends to go a lot further, declaring that it wants to change the very role of business in society.
The case against trans fats is not new. For years, health experts have been telling us to avoid them. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action soon to phase out much of the remaining trans fats in the food supply.
Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to 'zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a 'green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution.
Buffers are back in a bill meant to better protect communities from aerial timber spraying. The legislation was negotiated in response to highly publicized reports of people and pets being sickened by pesticide drift or accidental exposure.
New York's Westchester County will spend roughly $12 million to settle a federal government lawsuit alleging that its failure to properly treat drinking water exposed thousands of residents to greater risk of severe gastrointestinal illness.
Tony Hayward, the chairman of Glencore Xstrata, told a conference on climate and business in Paris that the subsidies were incompatible with combating climate change. He also called on rich countries to provide financial assistance that would allow poorer ones to cut their greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energy., Former BP boss says subsidies are in […]
Thursday morning, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Vermont will join Brazil, Canada and Germany — as well as California, Oregon and Washington — in a commitment to significantly roll back greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.
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