MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bankrupt Patriot Coal will become the first U.S. operator to stop large-scale mountaintop removal mining in Central Appalachia under a historic agreement with three environmental groups.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Midwest has always provided access to cheap, plentiful water. But this year's drought is forcing some companies in the heartland to face a future in which that won't be the case.
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A subsidiary of the second-largest U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is funding a national recycling program to reward do-gooders for cleaning up tobacco waste and turn cigarette butts into pellets used to make items such as plastic shipping pallets, railroad ties and park benches.
The International Energy Agency said that the increasing importance of water in energy production could result in a doubling of the amount of water needed, posing the threat of water shortages, Bloomberg reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday criticized a decision by the struggling Asian nation of Laos to build the first dam across the mainstream of the Mekong River, a project that environmentalists warn could affect tens of millions of livelihoods and trigger a dam-building spree along Southeast Asia's mightiest waterway.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to bring more scientific credibility to the federal government's billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes, officials said Tuesday.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.