US Government Sues Quincy For Alleged Dumping In Boston HarborThe U.S. government is suing the city of Quincy for allegedly illegally dumping sewage and untreated wastewater into Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay and Quincy Bay for years.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks EPA To Investigate Norton's Brown WaterTown officials have said the water meets health standards and is safe to drink, but the water--which comes out in colors ranging from yellow to dark brown--has alarmed residents.
EPA Workers Plan Rally To Protest Proposed Budget CutsEnvironmental Protection Agency employees from New England are planning a march and rally in Boston to protest federal budget cuts proposed for the agency.
EPA Responds To GE's Housatonic River Cleanup OppositionThe EPA had proposed cleaning PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, from more than 400 acres along a 10.5-mile stretch of the Housatonic River in Pittsfield and Lenox.
Boston's Charles River Gets B-Plus For Clean WaterThe federal Environmental Protection Agency has given the Charles River a B-plus for water quality, down slightly from last year's A-minus.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
EPA Gives Charles River A High Grade It used to be horribly polluted, but it's far from that now.
NH Urges Residents To Test Water WellsA study released this week found unhealthy levels of one or more toxic metals in NH wells.
Wood Smoke Plan Could Make New Stoves Too Costly In the poorest state in New England, where residents already struggle to heat their homes, officials are worried a federal proposal to reduce wood smoke pollution will make new stoves too expensive and prevent Mainers from buying cleaner technology.
Easy Ways To Stop Junk Mail According the Environmental Protection Agency, half of all that advertising mail gets tossed right in the trash without being read.