In the study, Powder River Basin coal ash hosted the highest concentrations of a contaminant considered “carcinogenic to humans.”
A bill to restrict the use of firefighting foams containing certain hazardous chemicals is "a needed step forward," according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, but it doesn't go far enough to address widespread pollution from compounds known as PFAS.
Business got what it wanted with Trump, but as my granddad used to say, they got more of what they wanted than they wanted. Now some big companies find themselves in the bewildering position of begging an administration for tougher rules.
For Sicangu Lakota water protector Cheryl Angel, Standing Rock helped her define what she stands against: an economy rooted in extraction of resources and exploitation of people and planet.
Investigations into multiple Wyoming coal ash ponds operated by the state's largest utility revealed groundwater contamination far exceeded federal limits. The results have prompted the company to consider corrective measures.
The gains came so heavily from the electricity, environmental policy experts say, that the sector is making up for more lackluster areas of the economy, such as transportation and industry.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children