Malles, in South Tyrol, Italy, is considered the first pesticide-free community in Europe. The village fights against monoculture and bans on their own poison plants - against powerful interests [Google Translate].
In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed that is poisonous to humans and livestock. Scientists speculate that pesticide resistance may be leading mosquitoes to evolve resistance to plant toxins as well.
Californians surpassed Gov. Jerry Brown’s water savings goal for the third straight month in August, cutting back a collective 27 percent compared with the same period in 2013, according to state data released Thursday.
At his 1,800-acre cattle ranch near Half Moon Bay, Tom Steyer is plotting to upend agribusiness with the same precision – and even some of the same tools – that served him well in the hedge fund business.
Aclima, a start-up company that develops sensor networks, has partnered with Google and EPA to roll out an unprecedented fleet of mobile air quality monitors in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and California’s Central Valley.
France's former energy minister hopes to raise $3 billion from Western donors by next year to help cash-strapped African nations fund renewable energy projects, in a bid to tackle pollution and spur development.
Mosaic Fertilizer, the world's largest phosphate mining company, has agreed to pay $2 billion to settle a federal lawsuit over hazardous waste and clean up its operations at six Florida sites and two in Louisiana.
Dozens of desk lamps fitted with air quality sensors will provide information to health officials, customers, salon managers and the workers themselves about whether chemical levels in the air are unsafe.
The deadly warehouse blasts in Tianjin last month ravaged a dockside district and left smoldering ruins resembling a war zone. In just six weeks, the site has been transformed again, regaining a semblance of normalcy with a lush luster of green.