EPA Says VW Intentionally Violates Clean Air Standards, Orders Carmaker To Fix Nearly 500k VehiclesVW, which owns Audi, faces billions of dollars in fines, although exact amounts were not determined.
NJ Environmental Officials Cracking Down On Idling VehiclesThe agency sent a letter out reminding the contractor of the state idling laws, preferring to educate over handing out fines.
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 Nixes Cuomo Plan To Use Clean Water Funds To Help Pay For New Tappan Zee BridgeThe agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo's $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.
EPA To Clean Up, Rebuild 3 Contaminated Bronx Sites For Affordable Housing ProjectThe three sites are part of the EPA's brownfields program, which helps cleanse and reuse properties with moderate contamination.
Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPAAn industrial area in Ridgewood, Queens that was home to radioactive material has been designated a Superfund site.
Annual Report Sheds Light On Pesticide Levels In Popular Fruits And VegetablesA report released by a Washington D.C. watch group aimed at helping consumers make better decisions in the grocery aisle may have tarnished the apple's healthy reputation.