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EPA Approves Use of Bayer Weed Killer For Five Years

CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it will allow farmers to spray crops with weed killers based on the chemical dicamba that are sold by Bayer AG and other companies, after a U.S. appeals court blocked …

Environmental Groups Propose Tailings Dam Safety Standards

Mining companies should be required to buy private insurance for tailings dams and their board of directors should be held legally responsible for any disasters, a coalition of 140 environmental groups said in a report published on Tuesday. The recommendations, …

Duke Energy Agrees to Remove Coal Ash in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — The state of North Carolina says it has secured an agreement with Duke Energy to excavate nearly 80 million tons (72.5 million metric tons) of coal ash at six facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality said in …

One West Texas Town Wants U.S. Nuclear Waste

As Blake Roberts bounced along a single-lane dirt road in his red Ford Super Duty pickup he pointed to a pumpjack bobbing in the West Texas heat. “Everything we do revolves around oil,” Roberts said as he neared his home …