The United Steelworkers Union of America has launched a stinging attack on chemicals company DuPont for its use of the chemical perfuorooctanic acid, also known as PFOA or C8, in Teflon non-stick coatings manufacture.
American oil giant Chevron has found itself embroiled in an ugly legal battle as Nigerians saying the company was behind military attacks on their villages take their claim to the courts.
Many vehicles adhering to the proposed Euro 5 benchmark - the EU's toughest ever emissions standard - would be considered too dirty for American roads.
Valuable habitats such as ancient woodland, heaths, wetlands, and meadows will be given extra protection under a new planning policy published this week.
A new study from Greenpeace provides a reminder of the terrible toll pollution is taking on the environment surrounding the crude electronics recycling plants of China and India.
Carbon Trust chief executive Tom Delay has faced criticism in the press after being awarded a £50,000 bonus on top of his salary.
A worker at a recycling plant near Swindon has died after falling into a carboard baling machine.
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