Illness fears thwart NJ oyster colonies that would aid water

Enviroment 05/16/19, 16:22

The fear of poachers stealing oysters from polluted waters and making consumers sick has long thwarted efforts to grow them in New Jersey and use their natural ability to filter and improve water quality.A proposed remedy could actually make matters even worse by removing state oversight and potentially causing the ...

US panel hears arguments in nuclear waste storage case

Enviroment 01/23/19, 12:09

Environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups are lining up against plans to build a multibillion-dollar storage facility in southeastern New Mexico for spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the United States.Attorneys for several groups began making oral arguments before a panel with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a hearing ...

Entergy Arkansas reaches deal to stop using coal at 2 plants

Enviroment 11/16/18, 13:28

Arkansas' largest electric utility says it will eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a natural gas plant under a settlement reached with environmental groups.Entergy Arkansas announced Friday it's reached a settlement with the Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association.Under the deal, Entergy says it ...

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