AUGUSTA, Maine -- A wastewater treatment plant in Maine's Somerset County that discharges into the Kennebec River accepted more than 250,000 gallons of liquid runoff from a New Hampshire landfill that was potentially contaminated with the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS.
CONCORD — Grocers and other retailers squared off against environmentalists Tuesday before a House committee considering whether to ban single-use plastic bags and force merchants to charge a new fee for consumers to buy recyclable ones.
MERRIMACK — Local residents say they do not trust that requirements in a newly proposed air permit for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics will fully eliminate contaminated emissions from its smokestacks.
In a move that backs a term used to date mainly by climate activists and left-leaning politicians, a new study by 11,258 scientists in 153 countries from a broad range of disciplines warns that the planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” and provides six broad policy go…
As wildfires raged in Northern California, Bay Area residents checked websites and apps last week to nervously monitor an approaching smoke plume roughly the size of Rhode Island. What some people found were multicolored maps showing contradictory information, or in some cases no information…
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Monday it filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change.
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized California’s Democratic governor for his handling of wildfires and made a vague threat to cut aid as blazes continue to burn in the northern and southern parts of the state. The comments are the latest installment of the President’s long-standing g…
LOS ANGELES — The wildfire that forced celebrities and thousands of others to flee some of the poshest neighborhoods in Los Angeles this week also forced a hasty roundup of scores of horses in the area.
After a day of relative calm, Northern California is bracing for another windstorm that could complicate efforts to contain the immense Kincade Fire, which has forced nearly 200,000 wine country residents to evacuate and is moving steadily toward the city of Santa Rosa.
LOS ANGELES — Wind-whipped flames chased thousands of residents from wealthy Los Angeles neighborhoods and threatened the city’s famed Getty Center museum on Monday, the latest outbreak in a wildfire season that has triggered mass evacuations and power outages across California.
Democratic presidential candidates Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and billionaire activist Tom Steyer sat down with Stonyfield Organic founder Gary Hirshberg at the Stonyfield facility Friday afternoon for a forum on climate change.
HEALDSBURG, Calif. — The southward march of a Northern California wildfire toward the more populated areas above the San Francisco Bay led officials on Sunday to raise the number of residents ordered to leave their homes in the area to 180,000.
LOS ANGELES — California firefighters raced against time on Saturday as they cut defensive lines against a wildfire in Sonoma County’s famed wine country and as authorities ordered 50,000 people to evacuate, ahead of winds that are forecast to pick up at night and spread the flames.
MERRIMACK — Following Sunday’s protest outside Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the company’s CEO says a Community Advisory Committee could be beneficial to bridge the gap between the company and local residents.
MERRIMACK — Protesters gathered outside Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics on Sunday, saying they are frustrated more hasn’t been done to stop contamination after it was discovered at the plant more than three years ago.
GOFFSTOWN — Fall may be synonymous with pumpkins, but in Goffstown so too is a regatta involving giant hollowed-out gourds retrofitted as boats and piloted down the river that flows through the center of town.
If you’ve noticed being in the outdoors has become quieter and the landscape a little more drab, you are not alone. Entire species of birds have disappeared from our forests, fields and backyard feeders, experts have noted.
CONCORD — A federal judge said he’ll likely decide by the end of the week whether to block the start of construction of Eversource’s $84 million transmission line that would cross the sensitive Little Bay estuary on the Seacoast.
MERRIMACK — State officials have set a date next month for a public hearing on a draft permit for the installation and operation of air pollution control equipment at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation in Merrimack.