- Coast cleanup yields 16,000 pounds of trash in Rhode Island Updated: May-22-15 3:11 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A nonprofit ocean conservation group says volunteers collected more than 16,000 pounds of trash during an annual cleanup of Rhode Island's coast last fall.
- France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Updated: May-22-15 7:29 am
PARIS - France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste.
- Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects Updated: May-20-15 6:14 pm
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.
- Portsmouth council votes in favor of Pierce Island upgrade Updated: May-20-15 7:25 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The City Council in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has voted to approve a $90.1 million plan to upgrade the existing Peirce Island wastewater plant.
- Storage company sentenced in illegal human waste disposal Updated: May-19-15 6:14 am
SAN DIEGO - A storage company and its owner have been sentenced to time served and ordered to pay nearly $60,000 for illegally disposing of thousands of gallons of untreated human waste in the desert east of San Diego.
- Grants to expand recycling awarded in Kentucky Updated: May-19-15 3:35 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say grants are being awarded across the state to expand recycling and reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills.
- 1 dead, 1 injured in fire at Anderson metal recycling plant Updated: May-18-15 3:36 pm
ANDERSON, South Carolina - Authorities say a 49-year-old worker operating equipment at a metal recycling plant in Anderson has died after some of the material caught fire and quickly spread.
- Proposed Concord budget would increase city trash bag prices Updated: May-18-15 6:53 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The Concord City Council is considering a budget that could have residents paying more to get rid of their trash.
- Dodge City police get grant for drug collection unit Updated: May-18-15 5:44 am
DODGE CITY, Kansas - The Dodge City Police Department has received a grant that will allow it to have a drug collection unit on hand.
- Ohio waste incinerator operator says it's not health risk Updated: May-18-15 4:17 am
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - The operator of a hazardous-waste incinerator in eastern Ohio says the plant isn't a health risk to its neighbors.
- County to get status report on odor complaints Updated: May-16-15 12:31 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Mesa County commissioners are getting an update on complaints about odor at a wastewater disposal facility near Whitewater.
- Fire officials: huge Ohio blaze caused by smoking materials Updated: May-15-15 2:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Investigators say a massive fire at a recycling facility in Columbus was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
- EPA: Waste incinerator released dangerous toxins into air Updated: May-15-15 1:07 pm
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - A hazardous-waste incinerator in Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Lafayette plans $1.3M overhaul of city's recycling program Updated: May-15-15 7:19 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - The city of Lafayette is overhauling its recycling program.
- Workers seal storage bunker at nuclear waste dump Updated: May-14-15 7:25 pm
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - Officials say workers have sealed off the first of two storage bunkers affected by a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.
- Missouri House sends environmental measure to governor Updated: May-14-15 6:59 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House has sent Gov. Jay Nixon an omnibus environmental bill with provisions that effect wastewater treatment, pollution control and hydraulic fracturing.
- 10 people seeking action on NC minimum wage arrested Updated: May-13-15 8:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Another 10 people opposed to Republican state government policies were arrested Wednesday inside the North Carolina Legislative Building, this time while demonstrating in support of raising the minimum wage.
- South Carolina looks for money to protect toxic waste dump Updated: May-13-15 2:22 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Senate subcommittee is trying to figure out how much South Carolina needs to pay to make sure a Sumter County toxic waste landfill closed 15 years ago doesn't pollute nearby Lake Marion or other areas.
- 2 Iowa manufacturing plants cited for improper waste storage Updated: May-13-15 12:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two wheel manufacturing plants in Iowa have been cited for improperly handling and storing hazardous waste at their facilities.
- Decision on Nebraska oil wastewater site challenged Updated: May-13-15 12:20 pm
SIDNEY, Nebraska - Landowners whose property is adjacent to a planned oil production wastewater site in the Nebraska Panhandle have filed a court challenge to the site's approval, saying the state regulatory agency had no jurisdiction.
- Company agrees to pay $292K to resolve hazardous waste issue Updated: May-13-15 5:06 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's attorney general says the state has entered into a settlement with a Massachusetts-based corporation that will pay $292,500 to resolve hazardous waste allegations at its plant in Hudson, New Hampshire.
- Idaho nuclear scientists say fuel rods can be safely studied Updated: May-12-15 5:58 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - An eastern Idaho nuclear facility can safely handle two shipments of 25 spent fuel rods for research and it's not the start of turning the state into a nuclear waste dump, officials at the site say.
- State's tire recycling program again blasted in audit Updated: May-12-15 12:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Another critical audit into the state's Department of Environmental Quality's Waste Tire Management Program has been released.
- Oklahoma coalition wants well moratorium in earthquake areas Updated: May-11-15 5:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A coalition of environmental and activist groups called Monday for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells by the oil and natural gas industry in some areas after an Oklahoma agency said it is "very likely" a swarm of recent earthquakes was triggered by such operations.
- Plan to bury uranium in Utah scrutinized as decision nears Updated: May-11-15 5:01 pm
CLIVE, Utah - In a barren landscape of scrub just off a major Utah highway, a 10-foot-deep pit the size of about 75 football fields could soon house a kind of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years.