The EPA recently said it needs more testing to ensure that shallow and deep, underground water sources are safe. The site sits above two important sources of drinking water, the Dawson and Denver aquifers.
Across the globe, urban developments conceived by corporations have been pitched as technological and eco-friendly utopias, but many are prohibitively expensive and catalysts for land dispossession and social inequality.
Four workers received small external radiation doses and a planned outage of the Spallation Neutron Source was started a few days early after an unexpected “pressure transient" in March, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research, studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding.
Dozens of people rallied at CBC stations in Whitehorse and in Yellowknife, among other Canadian communities, to demand the public broadcaster host a federal leaders’ debate on climate change and a proposed Green New Deal.
With the Trump administration shelving Obama-era climate plans and embracing the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, efforts to cut carbon emissions are now pushed almost entirely at the state level, especially in statehouses controlled by Democrats.
Rising temperatures this week could lead to unhealthy air quality, particularly for people with respiratory conditions, as the heat combines with pollution from vehicle emissions and other sources, says the American Lung Association.
On his second day on the job at the U.S. Department of Interior, Joe Balash says he was personally tasked with carrying out Congress' instructions to hold an oil lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.