Regulators order river cleanup near former Michigan tannery

Regulators order river cleanup near former Michigan tannery

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a former tannery to dig contaminated sediment and excavate soil from areas in western Michigan after finding high pollution levels where the shoemaker once operated.The EPA sent a letter ...

Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

Mexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly.The environmental commission for the metropolitan area of some 20 million residents says ...

Group raises concerns over New Mexico’s landmark energy law

Group raises concerns over New Mexico’s landmark energy law

Proponents of New Mexico's energy industry say emails exchanged among environmentalists and a key member of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet represent a conflict of interest as the state was creating landmark legislation that set ...

Some in rural Nevada see benefits in nuclear repository plan

Some in rural Nevada see benefits in nuclear repository plan

Elected officials in rural Nye County say they support moving forward with a long-studied but mothballed national nuclear waste repository in Nevada, unlike their counterparts in urban Las Vegas, approximately 90 miles away. But the Las ...

Colorado activists call for pause in new oil, gas drilling

Colorado activists call for pause in new oil, gas drilling

Environmentalists and community activists asked Colorado regulators on Wednesday to stop issuing new oil and gas drilling permits until they rewrite the rules under a new law that makes public safety and the environment the ...

Thousands of fires recorded across Mexico this year

Thousands of fires recorded across Mexico this year

Mexico is facing an extremely heavy season of brush and forest fires, with 4,425 blazes recorded so far this year.The federal Environment Department said Wednesday that 3,800 firefighters are combatting an average of about 100 ...

New Wisconsin attorney general shifts agency’s priorities

New Wisconsin attorney general shifts agency’s priorities

Wisconsin's new Democratic attorney general has used his first four months in office to shift the state Department of Justice to a more liberal footing, pleasing supporters by nullifying his Republican predecessor's attempts to kill ...