- USDA offers urban farmers an online toolkit Updated: Apr-29-16 2:33 pm
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Agriculture Department is offering urban farmers some help in growing and marketing their produce.
- Fire at Phoenix recycling plant reported under control Updated: Apr-29-16 9:33 am
PHOENIX - A fire at a north Phoenix recycling plant is under control.
- Synthetic pesticide task force proposed in Portland Updated: Apr-29-16 7:11 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland City Council's Energy and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of creating a task force to consider restricting the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer in the city.
- Seattle compost rule thrown out by judge as unconstitutional Updated: Apr-27-16 10:31 pm
SEATTLE - An effort in Seattle to stop residents from tossing food scraps and other compost into the trash was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday by a judge who said trash collectors poking through people's garbage violates privacy rights.
- Man pleads not guilty to Seattle-area dismemberment killing Updated: Apr-27-16 7:02 pm
SEATTLE - A man accused of killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home then dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and theft charges.
- The Latest: Man pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying Updated: Apr-27-16 1:02 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on the court appearance of a man accused of dismembering a woman and dumping her body parts in Seattle recycling bins (all times local):
- No injuries reported in recycling plant fire Updated: Apr-27-16 12:49 pm
WOODBRIDGE, New Jersey - Officials are looking for the cause of a fire at a Woodbridge recycling plant that sent thick black smoke into the sky.
- Man accused of dismembering Seattle-area mother due in court Updated: Apr-27-16 10:31 am
SEATTLE - The man accused of dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her body parts in Seattle recycling bins is due in court Wednesday morning.
- Berkeley Springs High School wins environmental honor Updated: Apr-26-16 1:06 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia - Berkeley Springs High School has been singled out for its environmentally friendly practices.
- Bradley Univ. students donate items as they leave for summer Updated: Apr-25-16 10:54 pm
PEORIA, Illinois - A Central Illinois university has found a new way to help local people in need as students leave campus for summer break.
- Ex-battery recycling plant in Texas meets lead safety rules Updated: Apr-25-16 4:14 pm
FRISCO, Texas - A closed Dallas-area battery recycling plant officially meets U.S. safety standards for lead in a lingering dispute over emissions and contamination.
- U. of Michigan plans major electronics waste recycling event Updated: Apr-25-16 11:36 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is planning a major electronics waste recycling event next month.
- Students use chickens to learn about urban agriculture Updated: Apr-25-16 11:16 am
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Students at a Bellevue high school are using chickens to help learn about agriculture.
- How Bristol recyclers helped inspire state's bottle bill Updated: Apr-25-16 9:19 am
BRISTOL, Connecticut - There's a little-known secret about Bristol and its role in recycling.
- City of Oxford provides space for farmers to sell produce Updated: Apr-24-16 10:01 am
OXFORD, Georgia - Some small farm farmers are offering two different ways for Newton County residents to support local agriculture: either by purchasing shares in a farm's seasonal offerings or by subscribing to receive an email which lists the week's offerings and prices.
- WWU adopts 'real food' goal for dining halls Updated: Apr-23-16 3:05 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The idea sounds simple as pie.
- Providence sets goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050 Updated: Apr-22-16 4:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence joined a host of other cities worldwide in committing on Earth Day, Friday, to reduce its carbon emissions.
- West Virginia officials: State law hinders carbon compliance Updated: Apr-21-16 4:56 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A 2015 state law could prevent West Virginia from tapping its best plan to shield its freefalling coal industry while complying with federal carbon pollution regulations on coal-fired power plants, according to state environmental officials.
- Recycling effort keeps household appliances out of landfills Updated: Apr-20-16 9:16 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit-area job placement agency is partnering with a utility and an energy services firm in a household appliance recycling program.
- Governor approves money to clean LA-area lead contamination Updated: Apr-20-16 3:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's governor has made nearly $180 million available to find and clean up lead contamination in southeast Los Angeles County.
- Senate energy bill offers help to biomass industry Updated: Apr-20-16 3:04 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The struggling biomass industry could benefit from legislation moving through Congress.
- Body found at Woodinville recycling facility Updated: Apr-20-16 2:33 pm
WOODINVILLE, Washington - King County officials say a man's body has been found at a Woodinville recycling facility.
- Michigan woman whose baby died in garage gets life in prison Updated: Apr-19-16 12:19 pm
MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan - A young Detroit-area woman who gave birth in a cold garage and left the baby to die apologized Tuesday before a judge ordered a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
- NC regulators reject solar test of electricity monopoly law Updated: Apr-18-16 4:23 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A nonprofit that installed solar panels on a church will appeal a decision by regulators that said it couldn't charge for electricity, the group's executive director said Monday.
- West Virginia State University plans Earth Day activities Updated: Apr-18-16 3:54 am
INSTITUTE, West Virginia - West Virginia State University has a full day of activities planned for its Earth Day celebration on April 25.