China tested a domestically-produced drone aircraft designed to disperse smog on Saturday, official media reported, in an important step for the country's domestic aviation industry.
Part of smog-fighting strategies in smoggy areas such as North Texas for years, tailpipe tests have helped to keep tons of pollution out of the air. But the Environmental Protection Agency says they’ve become as outdated.
The yearslong drought in Central Texas could eventually snuff out a renewable power source that fueled the region’s early growth: hydropower.
One of Oklahoma's biggest man-made earthquakes, caused by fracking-linked wastewater injection, triggered an earthquake cascade that led to the damaging magnitude-5.7 Prague quake that struck on Nov. 6, 2011, a new study confirms.
The much-feared El Nino phenomenon, the warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific which can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, could strike as early as the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster warned on Thursday.
In March 2013, a resident of Takashima, Japan, a small town of about 51,000 people on the northwest side of Lake Biwa, discovered something unusual. Along the banks of a local river, someone had dumped 77 bags containing 300 tons of wood chips. Something about the bags aroused local suspicion.
Selling aluminum phosphide, a cheap and commonly used pesticide that can prove deadly if inhaled, is not a mere violation but a major crime because the deadly chemical can cause death to many, said Abdullah Al-Alyan, director of the Ministry of Labor’s Riyadh branch.
Alpha Natural Resources regularly reported chronic coal mining violations of the federal Clean Water Act to the state Department of Environmental Protection, but the company was not fined until a federal investigation uncovered those offenses.
During World War II, bombers zoomed through the skies as young pilots trained at the air base in Sioux City. The long runways are still there, as are memories of Sioux City's role in the long-ago war effort. But city leaders believe that era left behind more than just memories.
A neighborhood group will ask the City Council on Tuesday to require operators of Santa Cruz's only crematorium to conduct a formal environmental study of potential mercury emissions before relocating to a site that could help a long-delayed rental housing development.
Warnings that eating meat could be as dangerous as smoking are overblown because the evidence on the link between food and cancer is inconclusive, according to a leading expert.
Air quality was below national standards in almost all of China's major cities last year, a top environment official says. Only three out of the 74 cities monitored by the government met a new air quality standard, said a Chinese vice minister of environment protection Wu Xiaoqing.
China will toughen its environmental protection laws to target polluters, according to a high-level policy report released on Sunday, paving the way for possibly unlimited penalties for polluting and the suspension or shutdown of polluters.
Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Sunday pledged to enhance environmental legislation and oversight of pollutant emissions, as Beijing continued to be shrouded in a spell of lingering smog.
China will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air, the country's top legislator said Sunday.
In Vietnam, as local authorities keep silent, people nowadays tend to go their own way to punish polluting factories. In early 2014, nearly 200 people in O Mon district in Can Tho City gathered near the O Mon dumping ground to block the waste-carrying trucks.
Residents from Gokulam Colony at PN Pudur in the city say that pollution control board, corporation and other officials have never bothered to investigate a water contamination matter despite being informed many times about the recurrence of chemical discharge in the canal.
Polluted water from the Mula river seeping into wells in Hinjewadi village has adversely affected the quality of drinking water supplied by the gram panchayat to around 40,000 people living in the village.
The authorities in Pakistan are studying Indian laws to regulate and curb the unending import of hazardous plastic scrap into the country, The News has learnt on Saturday.
The end may be in sight for a long-burning blaze at the Hazelwood open cut mine in Victoria's east, with firefighters saying the fire could be under control by tomorrow. It has been one month today since fire first entered the mine at Morwell.