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November 30, 2016
After new regulations, Oklahoma's shakes calm down a bit
The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections ...
November 24, 2016
Program trains young garbage collectors amid US shortage
Like most little boys, Corey Lever liked trucks and his favorite was always the garbage truck. He loved to watch it roar down ...
November 24, 2016
Feds: Hanford contractors to pay $125 million settlement
Bechtel National Inc. and a subcontractor have agreed to pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit alleging subpar work in ...
November 18, 2016
Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy companies
Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma's strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy ...
November 15, 2016
US finalizes rule to limit gas 'flaring' at drilling sites
With two months left in President Barack Obama's term, his administration issued a rule Tuesday intended to clamp down on oil ...
November 08, 2016
Official: 40 to 50 buildings damaged in Oklahoma earthquake
Dozens of buildings sustained "substantial damage" after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck an Oklahoma town that's home to ...
November 07, 2016
Earthquake rocks central Oklahoma oil town
A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor ...
October 31, 2016
Study: Drilling may have caused deadly 1933 California quake
New research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, including the 1933 ...
October 27, 2016
US asks to store nuke waste aboveground after leak shut dump
The U.S. Department of Energy wants to clear away nearly two football fields of desert in southern New Mexico to use as ...
October 24, 2016
USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal
The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas ...
October 13, 2016
US declines prosecution of government worker in mine spill
U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a ...
October 05, 2016
Q&A: Polluted water pours into sinkhole at fertilizer plant
Hurricane Matthew's heavy rains are predicted to soak much of Florida, and that could complicate efforts to manage the ...
October 04, 2016
US wants to build Idaho facility for warships' nuclear waste
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would ...
September 22, 2016
Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by ...
September 19, 2016
California governor backs rules on cow, landfill emissions
California will begin regulating greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills under legislation signed Monday ...
September 18, 2016
Mining town emerging from Superfund cleanup with optimism
For decades, a creek in the mountains west of Denver sometimes ran yellow from toxic waste gurgling out of abandoned mines ...
September 17, 2016
Oklahoma Geological Survey hires new state seismologist
The Oklahoma Geological Survey has announced the hiring of a new state seismologist to help study the increase in earthquakes ...
September 08, 2016
Colorado town on verge big changes amid Superfund cleanup
A historic Colorado mountain town is on the threshold of a transformation after the federal government announced it will ...
September 07, 2016
US clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill
A Colorado mine that spewed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated ...
September 06, 2016
EPA shuts down 17 wells in Osage Nation after Oklahoma quake
Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a ...