Latest Pollution News

Bradenton isn’t the 1st Florida city sued over sewage spills

Dec. 05, 2021 03:13 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The city of Bradenton could find itself in the same seat as other local governments that have been accused of breaking federal law with repeated sewage spills. Led by Suncoast Waterkeeper, several environmental conservation groups announced that...

Protesters block roads in Serbia to criticize mining plans

Dec. 04, 2021 10:25 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Belgrade and other Serbian towns blocked main roads and bridges Saturday to decry a planned lithium mine despite police warnings and an intimidation campaign launched by authorities against the demonstrators. Blowing...

Vermont commits first $7M in state brownfields money

Dec. 04, 2021 10:05 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont has committed the first $7 million of a $25 million appropriation to help clean up 10 brownfield sites across the state. The funding represents the first time state dollars have been allocated to brownfield sites. ...

BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states

Dec. 04, 2021 08:33 AM EST

Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are receiving more than $103 million in BP oil spill settlement money for new and continued coastal projects. “These projects, combined with existing investments, continue to advance our goal of protecting and restoring species and...

Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

Dec. 03, 2021 21:45 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Some of our state’s most serious crimes go unreported The rate of offenses continues to fall in Maine, but that figure doesn’t say it all. There’s a lot to learn from...

EPA head: 'Journey to Justice' tour 'really personal for me'

Dec. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EST

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. ...

Serbia and Russia pledge to combat 'color revolutions'

Dec. 03, 2021 12:33 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Russia pledged Friday to combat popular revolts known as “color revolutions” that the countries' top security officials described as instruments of the West to destabilize “free states,” according to a statement issued by Serbia’s interior...

Study: New German govt's plans fall short of climate goal

Dec. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A research institute's analysis has concluded that the incoming German government’s plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to put Germany on course to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord. The German Institute for Economic...

Australian opposition promises deeper emission reductions

Dec. 02, 2021 23:54 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia would set a more ambitious target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% by the end of the decade if the government changes hands in elections early next year, the opposition leader said on Friday. Center-left Labor Party...