Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

By Master Sgt. Dave Casey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

  • Exxon has a plan to reduce the methane released from its onshore projects. The three-year program will focus on its activities in the United States.
  • More than 700 entries are now included in the Human-Induced Earthquake Database, which aims to keep track of all earthquakes caused by mining and other manmade projects.
  • In London, housing prices are beginning to decline, and real estate experts say it’s the first time home prices have decreased in eight years.
  • Researchers at Florida State University received nearly $3 million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • A federal judge ruled that a water pollution lawsuit against an air force base in New Hampshire can move forward.
  • Maryland is suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency, alleging the agency did not control pollution from five other states, resulting in the air pollution making its way into Maryland.
  • Two Massachusetts communities received a state grant worth $100,000 to develop a trail along the former Hanover Branch Railroad corridor.
  • Officials with a new bank in England blame Brexit talks as the reason the startup is having issues raising money.
  • Environmentalists are pushing for stricter rules in Hawaii on the use of underground storage tanks.
  • The Nebraska Public Service Commission will now decide whether the Keystone XL pipeline can move forward after hearing final arguments from both sides.