Mar 18, 2018

Tons of garbage cleaned up around Ecuador's Galapagos Islands

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tons of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia. The coastal garbage cleanup is aimed at studying "the possible arrival of invasive ...

Dam executive arrested over death of Honduran activist

/ Mar 3, 2018

Dam executive arrested over death of Honduran activist

Honduran authorities arrested an executive with a dam development company Friday over the 2016 killing of indigenous and environmental activist Berta Caceres, calling him an intellectual author of a crime that sparked an international outcry. Roberto David Castillo Mejia, who at the time of the ...

Mar 3, 2018

San Diego-area governments sue over Mexican sewage

Local governments sued a U.S. agency Friday to demand a fix to a decades-old problem of sewage flowing downhill from Mexico and spilling onto U.S. wetlands and beaches. The cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego said the International ...

Mar 3, 2018

Trump picks Dow Chemical lawyer for key role on toxic sites

President Donald Trump on Friday tapped a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation's most toxic sites. The White House announced that Trump has nominated Peter C. Wright to serve ...