A New Jersey court on Aug. 25 approved a settlement between ExxonMobil and Gov. Chris Christie’s administration over damages due for decades of toxic soil and water contamination in the northern part of the state.
The settlement gives the oil giant a more than 98 percent discount on the state’s original price tag for restoring and replacing the resources, according to environmental advocates.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.
A coalition of environmental organizations on Aug. 26 filed a legal notice with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency demanding regulations to stop oil and gas companies from dumping drilling and fracking waste in ways that threaten public health and the environment.
California has its first wolf pack since the state's gray wolf population went extinct in 1924.
State and federal authorities announced that a remote camera captured photos earlier this month of two adults and five pups in southeastern Siskiyou County.
The Obama administration wants to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels.
The move was not unexpected.
Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of drinking water.
One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine.
The unanimous vote by more than 100 farmers in Shiprock, New Mexico, was heart-wrenching and guarantees the loss of many crops, Shiprock Chapter President Duane "Chili" Yazzie said Monday.
July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree, according to figures released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's a large margin for weather records, with previous monthly heat records broken by a 20th of a degree or less.
Groups opposed to a Canadian plan to bury radioactive waste less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore protested with a rally in Port Huron.
The event took place on Aug. 16 at Pine Grove Park.
Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast.