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

  • More than 50 tons of microplastics were found in the soil of nature reserves in Switzerland.
  • A gold mine remediation project in Canada will cost $900 million and is expected to begin in 2020.
  • Michigan City, Indiana received $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for site assessments and cleanup plans for brownfield sites.
  • Businesses located near a marijuana dispensary in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are suing the dispensary for allegedly decreasing property values of businesses in the area.
  • Dispersant chemicals used to clean up oil spills are not as effective in sunlight, according to a new study.
  • A new study found that an earthquake that recently hit South Korea may have been caused by hydraulic fracturing operations.
  • The U.S. Navy should pay for medical monitoring of a family after it was found that local drinking water was contaminated by the Navy, an attorney for the family argued in court.
  • Officials with the Canadian government issued new regulations aimed at decreasing methane pollution from oil and gas companies by as much as 45 percent.
  • With the HB-1 visa harder to acquire, investors from India are applying in record numbers for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.