/ Jan 19, 2018

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment, study says

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday. In the European Union, the electricity used by 130 million microwaves puts 7.7 ...

Jan 18, 2018

Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea

Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square km (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said on Thursday. Earlier satellite imaging showed two large slicks, with the ...

Oregon sues Monsanto over PCB pollution in waterways and soil

Jan 5, 2018

Oregon sues Monsanto over PCB pollution in waterways and soil

The state of Oregon sued the agrochemical company Monsanto on Thursday over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company called the lawsuit baseless. The lawsuit seeks $100 million to ...