- More than 318 million lbs of e-waste diverted from NY dumps Updated: Feb-08-16 1:55 pm
ALBANY, New York - State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.
- Phoenix Open draws estimated 201,003 fans to break record Updated: Feb-06-16 10:44 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - The Waste Management Phoenix Open drew an estimated 201,003 fans Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to break the tournament and golf record.
- Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers Updated: Feb-06-16 5:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater.
- Scientists identify causes in mass Long Island fish kills Updated: Feb-06-16 9:10 am
ALBANY, New York - Scientists have identified causes of large fish kills in Long Island's Peconic River last summer, where roughly 300,000 adult Atlantic Menhaden died.
- Research looks at blight fight, recycling building materials Updated: Feb-06-16 4:01 am
- Bobcat on prowl for birdies at Phoenix Open golf tournament Updated: Feb-05-16 7:57 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - A large bobcat was on the prowl for birdies at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
- EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river Updated: Feb-05-16 7:55 pm
DENVER - A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
- College athletes volunteer to help Flint amid water crisis Updated: Feb-05-16 7:37 pm
FLINT, Michigan - College athletes are among those volunteering to help Flint amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted drinking water.
- Watson likes everything about Phoenix Open - except course Updated: Feb-05-16 4:47 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Bubba Watson repeated that he doesn't like TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course. He also said he loves everything else about the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
- Lake Tahoe ski resort bans sale of bottled water Updated: Feb-05-16 12:25 pm
OLYMPIC VALLEY, California - A Lake Tahoe ski resort is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles in hopes of reducing waste.
- Idaho contract given to Texas-based Fluor Corp. Updated: Feb-05-16 9:49 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A Texas-based company has been awarded a five-year nuclear cleanup contract for a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho desert.
- First research links California quakes to oil operations Updated: Feb-04-16 11:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.
- Nuclear commission OKs Vermont Yankee decommissioning plans Updated: Feb-04-16 6:09 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, despite objections voiced by state officials, is giving positive reviews to the decommissioning plans developed by the owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
- Some Texans worry about expanding sewage treatment plant Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas - From his rolling Hill Country spread, Wes Pitts can watch changes in gray-green Onion Creek as it riffles by.
- Measure supports storing spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico Updated: Feb-04-16 2:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers are considering a pair of nonbinding measures that would signal support for the development of a temporary storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.
- Spartanburg city, county ending glass recycling Updated: Feb-04-16 11:49 am
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - Because it's now cheaper to make new glass than recycle old glass Spartanburg city and county are ending their glass recycling programs
- Report suggests changes at California toxic-waste regulator Updated: Feb-03-16 4:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A new report raises concerns about the staffing and budget at California's toxic-waste regulator, which is facing scrutiny following the shutdown of a battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County.
- Senate bill to shift oversight of nuclear waste in landfill Updated: Feb-03-16 12:47 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that could transfer oversight of a St. Louis County landfill containing nuclear waste to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and away from the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Rockefeller Foundation gives $130M to stem food losses Updated: Feb-03-16 11:40 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The philanthropic group Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $130 million fund to reduce global food loss and waste.
- Pierce County moratorium slows federal deep drilling project Updated: Feb-03-16 8:16 am
RUGBY, North Dakota - The Pierce County Commission has placed a moratorium on deep bore hole drilling in the county, temporarily blocking a federal project some residents fear is a step toward nuclear waste disposal. Officials involved in the project say that isn't the case.
- Portsmouth's wastewater plant upgrade gets new cost estimate Updated: Feb-03-16 5:01 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A new cost estimate for Portsmouth's long awaited wastewater treatment plant upgrade has put an $83.8 million price tag on the project.
- Wastewater treatment at Fenton plant may resume in March Updated: Feb-03-16 2:21 am
ST. LOUIS - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District says that partial treatment at the wastewater treatment plant in Fenton could resume as early as March.
- River-protection group legally challenging wastewater vote Updated: Feb-01-16 3:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Environmental lawyers say they will challenge Virginia's approval of the discharge of millions of gallons coal ash wastewater into Quantico Creek and the Potomac River.
- Fallin approves $1.4M in state funds for earthquake research Updated: Jan-28-16 3:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin approved the use of nearly $1.4 million in state emergency funds Thursday for state agencies working to reduce the increasing number of earthquakes that have been linked to the disposal of oil and gas wastewater in Oklahoma.
- Jail for man who dumped gallons of sewage in neighborhood Updated: Jan-28-16 11:39 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine man who dumped up to 96,000 gallons of sewage in a residential neighborhood has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.