U.S. manufacturers have been highly successful in reducing pollution over the past two decades, yet their costs to shrink their environmental footprint continue to grow. They're being affected by the law of marginal returns and each new pollution regulation that EPA devises will be increasingly more costly to implement.
In 2012, manufacturers consumed 24% of all the energy used in the United States. No sector of the economy has more to gain from using energy resources more efficiently, but progress on energy efficiency faces a bevy of obstacles, according to a new report from the Department of Energy....More
Among the aircraft making their debuts at the show, which will open to the public Friday, will be new versions of Airbus' all-electric prototype, the E-Fan, and its cleaner, quieter civilian helicopter, the H160....More
Some water resources have been harmed by the practice formally called hydraulic fracturing, the agency said, but concluded that the risk is small compared to the number of fracking wells in use....More
Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, US scientists said Thursday....More
The United States underscored Friday its opposition to a new European Union plan to allow member states to block genetically engineered imports after bilateral talks on a transatlantic free-trade pact....More