The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.
A new study indicates some of the products used in nail salons, which claim to be free of certain toxic chemicals, actually contain them. Representatives of the nail care industry say the study is nonsense. Worker safety groups have long been concerned about nail salon employees who work with the products.
Much of the waste that results from Pennsylvania's drilling for natural gas is being shipped to Ohio, where it's injected deep underground. Some of these injections are suspected of causing earthquakes in the Buckeye State.
A bill that would have required Maryland utilities to get a certain amount of their power from offshore wind died in committee, scuttling a big push by Democrats to expand renewable power in the state.
Temperatures around the nation have been unusually warm this spring. While it might be time to lie on a blanket in the park, climate scientists are worried. They say all these sunny days are actually an extreme weather event, one with local and global implications.
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