Sep 29, 2016

Toyosu market debacle

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike must identify the people who made the decision to deviate from a plan aimed at eliminating the effects of toxic materials at the new Toyosu wholesale market.

Smog Free Tower opens in pollution-prone Beijing

Sep 29, 2016

Smog Free Tower opens in pollution-prone Beijing

In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air. Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower opened Thursday on a small, grassy lot in Beijing’s famed ...

Exxon agrees to pay millions over Yellowstone River spill

Sep 22, 2016

Exxon agrees to pay millions over Yellowstone River spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons (238,474 liters) of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate over lax pipeline safety rules, officials said Wednesday. The payment ...

Sep 19, 2016

Five snippets of information about VW's 'Dieselgate' scandal

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry. Billions of dollars in compensation later and mired ...

Sinkhole drains fertilizer plant's wastewater into Florida aquifer

Sep 17, 2016

Sinkhole drains fertilizer plant's wastewater into Florida aquifer

A phosphate company says more than 200 million gallons (760,000,000 liters) of contaminated wastewater from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources of drinking water after a sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond. Mosaic, the ...

Sep 14, 2016

Indonesian clerics issue fatwa against forest fires

Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body said Wednesday it has issued a fatwa against intentionally starting forest fires in a bid to stop the blazes that cloak Southeast Asia in haze every year. The religious edict by the Indonesian Ulema Council said it was “haram,” ...