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Top European court faults Germany for high air pollution

BERLIN — The European Union's top court ruled Thursday that Germany “systematically and persistently" exceeded limits on nitrogen dioxide, a harmful gas produced by...

Turkey bans polyethylene plastic imports

ISTANBUL — Turkey has banned the importation of ethylene polymer plastic waste as environmental groups sound the alarm on the world’s plastic consumption and...

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

CANBERRA, Australia — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in a plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney...

Complaint may spur review of meat industry’s virus response

OMAHA, Neb. — A union complaint about whether an Oklahoma meatpacking plant is doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus could test the...

Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations in Florida

BRADENTON, Fla. — Officials in Florida were evacuating homes and a highway Saturday near a large reservoir of wastewater because of a significant leak...

Firefighters called to plant where earlier gas leak killed 6

ATLANTA — A refrigeration company and firefighters were called to a northeast Georgia chicken processing plant where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six workers...