Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Mar 26, 2017

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington’s approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political headaches for his administration. Trudeau has sought to strike a balance between two competing policies — ...

White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

Mar 16, 2017

White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

The White House’s fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. The move signals that President ...

Arsenic detected in 2013 test at Tsukiji fish market

Mar 8, 2017

Arsenic detected in 2013 test at Tsukiji fish market

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Tuesday that it had found arsenic levels 2.4 times above the legal limit in soil at the Tsukiji fish market site in 2013. It was the first time contaminants were detected in the Tsukiji soil but the metropolitan government ...

Environmental programs face deep cuts under Trump budget proposal

/ Mar 4, 2017

Environmental programs face deep cuts under Trump budget proposal

The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the tentative plan from ...

Deaths from India air pollution rivaling China

Feb 25, 2017

Deaths from India air pollution rivaling China

India’s air now rivals China’s as the world’s deadliest, according to a new study amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results anytime soon. India’s notoriously poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million premature deaths every year, almost on ...