Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes

2017-07-30 21:19

Researchers are aiming within the next two years to roll out an early warning system that can spot when toxic algae is appearing.

Climate, other programmes get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

2017-03-04 07:43

The Trump administration would slash programmes aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the EPA budget proposal.

Flint, Michigan, water below federal lead limit

2017-01-24 22:10

Michigan environmental officials say Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit.

Seagull poo posing problem at beach

2016-04-05 23:18

A surge in seagull droppings is fouling up the water at a popular Dublin beach, Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency says.

Cell-based tests promise respite for lab animals

2016-01-26 21:56

Scientists in the United States are developing a faster, more efficient way of gauging the toxicity of chemicals, which may reduce the need for animal testing.

VW's cheating software affects more vehicles

2015-11-23 08:19

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says Volkswagen's cheating software affects more six-cylinder diesel engines, going back as far as 2009.

Obama in political, legal storm with new power rules

2015-08-04 20:48

President Barack Obama has launched the first-ever climate rules for US power plants, calling for sweeping reductions in carbon emissions and provoking protests.

New York bans fracking, ending 7-year review

2015-06-30 08:07

New York has formalised its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments.

EPA finds no risk to fracked drinking water

2015-06-04 21:19

Fracking has not led to widespread, systemic pollution of drinking water, the US EPA says.

Apple digs in on green with China solar

2015-04-16 22:03

Apple is looking for greener paper and is investing in solar power in China in an endeavour to fight climate change.


Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

2017-05-23 20:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to try to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see what US President Donald Trump will do.

Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

2017-01-27 14:02

The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency says he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cut.

Wildlife unaffected by oil spill in Illinois

2016-04-20 09:14

A US Environmental Protection Agency official says a pipeline spill that dumped 180 000 litres of diesel into a river that forms the border of southern Illinois and Indiana has had no effect on wildlife.

VW wrongfooted by US going public on emissions

2016-03-08 08:27

Embattled automaker Volkswagen believed it could clear up emissions-cheating allegations with US authorities amicably and was caught off-guard by them going public instead, a key company document revealed.

FDA OK's genetically engineered potato

2016-01-14 07:45

The Food and Drug Administration says a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market.

US states try to block Obama clean power plan

2015-08-14 21:36

Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama's administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants.

Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

2015-08-02 22:33

President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle.

Governors urge EPA to keep renewable fuel standards intact

2015-06-26 06:08

The Missouri and Iowa governors have urged the EPA to ditch a plan to lower renewable fuel standards.,

Climate change increasing ragweed

2015-05-25 22:40

Climate change may worsen ragweed counts in Europe, just like it did in North America.

Court sceptical of challenge to Obama climate plan

2015-04-16 20:28

Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.

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