Months Before Work-From-Home Shift, Report Shows US Gas Mileage Down, Emissions UpBad environmental news after a new government report shows gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years.
Thousands Allowed To Bypass Environmental Rules Amid Coronavirus PandemicFacilities won permission more than 3,000 times to skimp on compliance during the sweeping government clemency.
250,000 Tons Of Plastic Pellets Pollute Our Oceans Every YearTrillions of small plastic pellets known as nurdles have been escaping from petrochemical plants into waterways and oceans for decades.
Texas IDs Cancer Cluster In Polluted Houston NeighborhoodTexas health officials have identified a cancer cluster in a north Houston neighborhood polluted by the wood preservative creosote from a nearby railroad operation.
Marriott Eliminating Single-Use Toiletry Bottles At All Properties By 2020Saying that their guests look to them to "make changes that will create a meaningful difference for the environment", Marriott International is making changes around the globe.
Disturbing Pic Shows Mother Bird Feeding Her Chick A Cigarette ButtIt was in June when a photographer captured what she believed were sweet photos of a mother bird feeding her chick... but it was actually a sobering picture of the impact of littering on wildlife.
Texan Reigns Over The Land - 8th-Grader Wins 2019 National Geographic BeeSame song, different verse for a young Texan. Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, took home top honors in the annual National Geographic GeoBee.
Environmental Report Says Texas Oil Boom Increasing Air Pollution LevelsThe death of a 16-year-old boy has heightened scrutiny of the U.S. government's ability to adequately care for the surge in migrant families and children crossing the border.
Ford Investigates Possible Overstatements On Gas Mileage And EmissionsFord Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions on a wide range of vehicles.
Study: Harvey Pollution Levels Likely Higher Than ReportedAn environmental report says the steep drop could have resulted from Gov. Abbott's decision to suspend state environmental reporting rules.
Huge Sea-Life Sculptures Made From Ocean's Plastic TrashHuge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo, all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore.
Marriott Hotels Eliminating Plastic Straws By 2019Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.
Endangered Turtle Washes Ashore With Beach Chair Wrapped Around Its NeckWildlife conservationists in Alabama are expressing outrage after the body of an endangered type of sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair wrapped around its neck.
American Airlines Latest Company Getting Rid Of Plastic StrawsAmerican Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternatives.
Starbucks, Citing Environment, To Stop Offering Plastic Straws By 2020The company will become the largest food and beverage company operating globally to ban plastic straws from all of its stores.