The presence of PCBs on a lake in the shadow of the White Mountains demonstrates how heat-resistant chemicals once used widely in electrical equipment and other industrial applications continue to pose a threat to wildlife more than four decades after being banned in the United States.
SCOTUS is weighing whether to hear Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, as the company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.
Consumers from Vermont to Louisiana are embracing the devices despite the fact that buying and installing them costs an average $5,000—around double that of furnaces that run on oil or gas—and in many cases they are awkward to retrofit.
Indira Sheumaker, a 27-year-old Black Liberation Movement activist, defeated a two-term incumbent for a City Council seat in Iowa’s largest city. Clean energy advocates expect her to push the city on energy issues.