For divers, the millions of harmless jellyfish in an Indonesian lake are must-see novelties. For scientists, the warmer, more acidic and less oxygenated water is “a projection of our future climate.”
Twenty years ago, pollution draining into Lake Tahoe were reducing the lake's clarity by one foot per year. People visiting Lake Tahoe used to be able to see over 97 feet into the water, but by 1997, people could only see 64 feet -- an all-time low.
After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change.
Gov. Jerry Brown, alarmed by reports that climate change is dramatically increasing fire risk, on Thursday ordered an all-out attack by scientists, land managers, industry and the public on the dangerous conditions that helped spread last year's devastating wildfires.
Warming global temperatures have helped boost the growth of freshwater plants like cattails in the world's lakes in recent decades. Now, scientists have found that this surge in aquatic plant growth could double the methane being emitted from lakes - already significant sources of methane - over the next 50 years.
Harriet Washington's fascination with human toxicity dates back to her time working at a Poison Control Center in upstate New York.
How powerful institutions are criminalizing populations by locking people up and deeming them undeserving of clean air, water and healthy housing.
Researchers say federal agencies use highly inaccurate tests to estimate exposure to BPA—findings that extend to multiple other harmful chemicals that get into our bodies
American industry, aided by federal regulators, is conducting a large-scale, consequential experiment with our hormones and the developing brains and reproductive systems of our children.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.