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.
Hold your nose, folks. An estimated 4800 tonnes of cow dung is infiltrating Victoria's rivers and creeks every day, renewing fears about human health and polluted waterways.
Federal authorities are pushing for nitrogen removal to be a priority as Nassau County plans for an ocean outfall pipe that would transport treated effluent from Bay Park Sewage Treatment plant out into the ocean.
Nearly 18 years after a man finding toxic sludge in his basement led to the massive cleanup of a 50-acre area in the heart of the borough, federal officials are finally ready to issue the site a clean bill of health.
With an abundance of snow clogging Hightstown, N.J., downtown streets, the borough has started dumping some of the excess at nearby Rocky Brook Park – a move that the town’s environmental commission leader worried may be putting the town’s drinking water at risk.
Despite the efforts of Committeeman Sam Cianfarini, New Jersey's West Deptford township’s environmental commission will not be consulted in municipal correspondence regarding the ongoing concerns over chemicals in the groundwater.
There are fewer people protecting North Carolina’s waters than there were a month ago. Last week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources eliminated 13 percent of the staff positions in the Division of Water Resources.
Opposition in Lancaster, Ohio, to a plan to build a new maximum-security jail on Wheeling Street may be late in coming, but it is there nonetheless. Two Lancaster City Council members are among the opponents, and say the jail could damage the city’s water supply.
This is it. The year you stop wasting time and energy on inedible grass, and plant a garden instead. Growing your own food is a powerful, revolutionary action. It reduces your dependence on an agricultural system that’s more concerned with profit than nutrition or food safety. It also gets you outside, hands in the dirt, appreciating Mother Nature’s glorious ability to turn a tiny seed into a delicious supper. But we're not as good as gardening as we once were. We're out of practice. Those of us who've never tried gardening (or tried and failed) have lots of doubts. You’ve heard the saying "failure to plan is a plan to fail"? Although Spring has yet to officially arrive, now is the time to start planning your garden, and gathering the tools you'll need to make it thrive. That’s why we've put together this simple to-do list. And if you've got any tips or suggestions that can help turn brown thumbs green, please share them in the comments!