In an effort to greenify some of the thousands of properties it manages around the nation, commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield Inc. has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency setting a host of environmental goals, including a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption for the buildings it oversees by 2012.
The French government is preparing to pass new legislation that would favor expanded public transportation systems and set up a new program to protect biodiversity as part of a sprawling initiative to reach consensus on the country's environmental policy.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has scheduled a Sunday morning vote to proceed on a package of more than 160 public lands bills that Republicans blocked last year and that still faces fierce opposition.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked the National Academy of Sciences for input on the effects of perchlorate, a toxic component in rocket fuel that has been found in high levels in U.S. drinking water.
U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., a strong voice in Congress for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, announced Thursday that he would take over as chairman of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee responsible for drafting climate change legislation.
The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. has called for a federal tax on carbon emissions instead of a cap-and-trade system, deeming the latter too complicated and costly.
The Tennessee Valley Authority's CEO told a U.S. Senate committee that early environmental data after a massive spill of coal ash should reassure the public, but he met harsh criticism from Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who emphasized the spill's health hazards.
With the support of several environmental groups, an Alberta man has made a bid to prosecute Syncrude Canada Ltd. for a 2008 incident that led to the death of 500 ducks on a pond used to hold the residue from extracting bitumen from western Canada's oil sands.
A federal judge has flatly denied a request from hazardous waste disposal companies Clean Venture Inc. and Cycle Chem Inc. to reverse his dismissal of a case alleging that environmental officials violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures in attempting to inspect the companies' facilities.
Denver's largest law firm, Holland & Hart LLP, has hired a former assistant attorney general who has represented an energy regulator as well as utilities to work as a partner in its natural resources department.
To the dismay of industry groups and regulators, a federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that pesticides are not exempt from the Clean Water Act's permitting program, vacating a 2007 federal rule that lifted long-standing permitting requirements for pesticide discharges.
A nonprofit water restoration group has sued the U.S. government for harming water quality in Oregon by not withholding grant money from the state's unsuitable nonpoint-source pollution program for its coast.
A few more defendants have dropped out of the multidistrict litigation involving methyl tertiary-butyl ether, choosing to settle rather than keep fighting the long-standing product liability case over the controversial gasoline additive.
Former Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Paul Dickerson has rejoined Haynes & Boone LLP's Houston office as a partner to head up the firm's newly formed clean tech practice group.
New York state has adopted clean air rules for power plants and other industrial facilities that are stricter than federal regulations, drawing criticism from the business community.
The Bush administration said Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule on vehicle fuel efficiency standards, instead leaving it for the incoming Obama administration to handle.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service must reconsider the standard it uses to decide whether snowmobiling and other land uses harm grizzly bears in a Montana national forest.
The federal government and about 300 other parties will pay roughly $100 million as part of a settlement to ensure that cleanup efforts continue at the Combe Fill South Superfund Site Landfill in Morris County, N.J.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused cement giant Cemex Inc. of violating the Clean Air Act, part of the agency's nationwide probe into cement-industry breaches of the act.
A report by congressional investigators has taken the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to task for doing little to prevent marine mammals from being hurt or killed by commercial fishers.