Golden Ray oil spill concerns environmentalists

Crews have been working since Saturday to clean up a discharge of oil from the capsized Golden Ray off St. Simons Island, a spill that has prompted concerns from environmentalists about the potential impacts on the coast.

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Seven years after Mount Polley disaster, mine waste still flows into Quesnel Lake

A ‘temporary’ permit allows wastewater to be dumped in the water. That may not change anytime soon.

7 years after Mount Polley B.C. mining rules still out of date

On Aug. 4, 2014, a dam holding contaminated waste failed, causing one of the worst mining disasters in Canadian history. Despite repeated promises from the province to avoid a similar disaster, communities remain at risk.


Industrial pollution surrounds this Black community. D.C. plans to add more.

Brentwood residents are opposed to a school-bus terminal in the area, and the city has denied the neighborhood's request for an environmental impact assessment.

San Jose study: Lead from Reid-Hillview Airport matches Flint, Michigan water

The lead emissions place thousands of predominately low-income children who live nearby at an elevated risk of permanent developmental issues.

Jacksonville eyes development deal at old Kerr-McGee Superfund site

The former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund site has been idle since 1978, with an environmental cleanup long needed.

Quebec's relationship with forestry industry under scrutiny as pressure mounts to protect woodlands

In the eyes of experts, environmental activists and Indigenous communities, Quebec's Forest Ministry appears more interested in safeguarding the profits of industry than the forests themselves.

B.C.’s rare inland rainforest at risk of collapse, scientists warn

The province’s unique inland temperate rainforest is home to endangered species and cedar trees more than 1,000 years old — but its old-growth ecosystems could be destroyed in less than a decade if logging continues at its current pace

As soy frenzy grips Brazil, deforestation closes in on Indigenous lands

Enforcement against forest destruction has been undermined at the federal level, thanks to budget cuts and loosened restrictions by the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro.


LISTEN: World in Progress: Louisiana′s dwindling deltas

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest marine oil spill in history. More than a decade later, the oil and gas industry still dominates in the region. Oil's end result, in the form of a warming climate, has led to rising sea levels and erosion that are sinking the low-lying region into the sea.

Coalition believes it has numbers to stop Great Barrier Reef being listed as ‘in danger’

Australia's global lobbying offensive to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the world heritage "in danger" list has secured support from at least nine of the 21-member committee that will make the decision.

Hotter and drier: Deforestation and wildfires take a toll on the Amazon

The climate in the Amazon has been changing over the last few decades.

Obituary: Carbon tax, beloved climate policy, dies at 47

It reshaped how the world thought about climate change. But its prized trait—bloodless economic efficiency—won it few friends on the right or left.

Alberta inquiry draft findings misrepresent climate science, environmental groups say

Groups targeted in the so-called 'anti-energy' investigation allege the inquiry's commissioner 'lends his credibility' to conspiracy theories, authoring a document that resembles a 'rushed school assignment.'


NC Coastal Federation, partners talk combatting microplastic pollution

Plastic pollution is a widespread problem throughout the world's oceans and waterways, and environmentalists encourage people, businesses and governments to all take action.

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