- Republic Services plans new office, jobs in Fishers Updated: Feb-12-16 4:46 am
FISHERS, Indiana - Waste management company Republic Services says it is opening a corporate office in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers that will create as many as 469 jobs by 2025.
- Grant proposals sought to promote use of waste tires Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects promoting the use of recycled waste tires for landscaping.
- Chittenden Solid Waste District gets hazardous waste grant Updated: Feb-12-16 4:05 am
WILLISTON, Vermont - The Chittenden Solid Waste District will be using a $72,650 grant to help provide facilities and education for the proper disposal of hazardous waste from homes and qualifying businesses.
- James River Association challenging Virginia coal ash permit Updated: Feb-10-16 4:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The James River Association signaled its intent Wednesday to legally challenge a state permit allowing Virginia's largest utility to discharge millions of gallons of treated coal ash wastewater into the James River.
- Regulators deny permit for underground wastewater disposal Updated: Feb-10-16 10:57 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming regulators have denied an application to dispose of wastewater underground for a proposed oil and gas project in Natrona and Fremont counties.
- University of Michigan stops glass collection in recycling Updated: Feb-10-16 2:04 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is halting acceptance of glass materials in its single-stream recycling containers.
- Pierce County residents petition against federal project Updated: Feb-09-16 9:33 am
RUGBY, North Dakota - Pierce County residents who fear a proposed federal project might be a step toward nuclear waste disposal in the area are circulating a petition aimed at showing their concern.
- Atlantic herring fishing rules changed to reduce waste Updated: Feb-09-16 4:35 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Interstate fishing regulators say the rules for fishing Atlantic herring have changed in an attempt to reduce waste.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.