"Passing the threshold for the Paris Agreement's entry into force is a historic moment, marking a new era of global consensus on climate change action. This agreement will further accelerate development of a multi-trillion dollar market for clean energy technology solutions that reduce heat-trapping emissions," Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.
Wastewater system in Houston gets major upgrade.
UK Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced new state-of-the-art pumps for the York barrier, saying they providing a 66 percent increase in capacity. Major flooding a year ago caused significant damage after the UK Environment Agency raised the barrier to prevent damage to it.
Award winners will be honored at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo early next month.
The new WHO air quality model confirms that 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
The draft evaluates the potential environmental impacts of survey activities on marine mammals, fish, coral, and other environmentally sensitive species in the seabed and water column of the Outer Continental Shelf.
The EPA has reached a $5.5 million settlement for the cleanup of Ward Transformer Superfund Site located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
After the recent completion of a $2.6 million community well system, residents in Durham County in Atlanta now have clean drinking water.
Unveiled at InnoTrans 2016, the company's Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
In a recent USGS study, it was found that Great Lakes tributaries are rife with microplastics, small pieces of plastic that can be harmful to wildlife, the environment, and even humans.
"The repackaging, sale, and distribution of unregistered and misbranded pesticides is illegal and puts people and the environment at risk," said Anne Heard, acting regional administrator for the Southeast. "Users rely on accurate, up-to-date information about ingredients, directions for use, hazards, and safety precautions. This settlement sends a strong message to pesticide companies to maintain compliance with all federal environmental laws."
The document defines the New York Offshore Study Area and identifies wind energy areas outside of that study area that will be reviewed for their grid interconnection, costs, and benefits, with all of the options being included in a final Offshore Wind Master Plan expected at the end of 2017.
Two and a half years after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries' Charleston, W.Va., facility, contaminated the public water supply for 300,000 people, the safety board will meet there and is likely to vote on its final report and recommendations.
The Department of Energy announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States.
Repair work on the damaged section of pipeline was under way on Sunday, and by then more than 6,000 gallons of oily water mixture had been recovered, the Coast Guard's District 8 reported.
"Mine subsidence insurance is vital for people to protect their homes against damage from ground movement due to an underground mine collapse or water release, and homeowners' insurance typically does not cover this," Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said. "It is vital we get these families the money they need quickly."
Half of the 18 sites EPA is adding or proposing to add were in operation within the past two decades. More than 850 Superfund sites nationwide have some type of actual or planned reuse under way, according to the agency.
U.S. Green Building Council and Second Nature select Arizona State University and Johnson County Community College as 2016 winners of higher education climate leaders competition due to their ongoing commitment to climate leadership.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin tweeted that the order affects 37 disposal wells. Every well within 5 miles of a 10-mile section of the fault involved in the earthquake is to be shut down within seven days, and other wells in the area must be shut down within 10 days.
A recent U.S. Geological Survey study discovered that Pikas, small herbivores that live in mountain ranges in the American West, are disappearing from the areas due to climate change.