WASHINGTON, April 20- A group of 66 companies have agreed to clean up contaminated groundwater at a Superfund site in Whittier, California, the U.S. government announced on Wednesday. The settlement requires the companies to spend an estimated $70 million to install wells and operate a groundwater treatment system at the Omega Chemical Corporation site, the...
Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder of TerraCycle, Inc., talks about the costs of recycling and waste management, as well as his goal to recycle just about everything.
Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, research fellow at University of New South Wales, says there is a consensus among most global nations that action needs to be taken.
The UN climate change summit COP21, is the first time countries will have legally-binding pledges, says Rosemary Lyster, director at the Australian Center for Climate and Environmental Law.
Alvin Lin, China climate and energy policy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, says a shift in China's environment is imminent as Beijing introduces tougher measures against air pollution.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said both the nurses and the doctors knew the patient's travel history, but released him, the New York Times reports.
Satomi Inokoshi worries that her hometown is being spoiled by newcomers that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
BP won a legal reprieve in its effort to force the administrator of a settlement related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.
Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.
Chinese media on Monday called on the government to improve air quality, days after the Beijing's pollution index went off the charts. CNBC's China correspondent Eunice Yoon reports from the Chinese capital.
While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.
In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.