Study: Small mammals are climbing higher in Colorado's Rocky Mountains to flee warming temperatures

Small mammals in the Rocky Mountains are starting to move uphill to flee warming conditions, according to new research published last week.
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PFOA class action suit attorneys update residents

A class-action suit over PFOA contamination of groundwater in sections of Bennington, Vermont, remains on track for a trial or a possible settlement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.


Gov. Inslee's cap-and-invest proposal draws criticism from environmentalists

A climate change proposal from the governor that would establish a cap-and-invest system in Washington is drawing questions and critiques - even from environmental advocates.


Former Governor Snyder to face criminal charges in connection to Flint water crisis

Former Governor Rick Snyder and several other state officials will be facing criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis.

Sun rises on new sunscreen era

For eco-friendly sunscreen makers like Maui's Jenna Davis, Hawaii's new law banning sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals couldn't have come at a better time — and the pandemic couldn't have come at a worse moment.


Move over murder hornets: There’s a new bug in town — and it’s coming for your lawn

Hungry crows are tearing up Seattle-area lawns and parks to reach hundreds of tasty grubs, the larvae of a scarab beetle that is invading Western Washington.


Fresh signs of life point to resiliency of Permian Basin

Only nine months after a devastating spring that spelled the sudden end of the state’s record-setting oil boom, the industry is coming back faster than expected.

Washington Legislature 2021: A chance of fuel taxes ahead

State lawmakers will make another try at gas or carbon taxes in 2021 as debt rises, highways crumble and the atmosphere warms. They've been somewhere around 15 cents per gallon in the past, and new talks have started.


Warming winters: How climate change is affecting southeast Wisconsin

Winter is getting warmer, and data shows the rate of warming is especially significant around the Great Lakes and Northeastern U.S.. Temperature data shows in the last 50 years in Milwaukee the average winter temperature has increased a little more than 4°F.


Lakehead University to divest from fossil fuels

Lakehead University has committed to divest from fossil fuel companies by 2023, becoming one of the first universities in Canada to do so.


Montana regulators order cleanup of Colstrip ash ponds

Tuesday's decision from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality is the first major coal ash excavation project approved in the West.

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Climate change blamed for super floods in Florida

Tropical Storm Eta's record-breaking deluge may be part of a pattern of more intense rains and higher tides that have turned late fall in South Florida into a season of super floods.


SCV Water files lawsuit over PFAS contamination in Santa Clarita

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies, for their roles in introducing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances into the water supply in Santa Clarita.


Locally-based organization says it has fastest solution to climate change

Many of the world's top scientists are putting their heads together on climate change, but a new locally-based nonprofit believes it has the most efficient solution to cooling the Earth down.


Proposed EPA rule change would make life easier for Ohio polluters

Donna Ballinger wipes a hand against her windshield to reveal the black soot that drifts regularly to her home from the coke oven at AK Steel. "It's horrible," said Ballinger, 56.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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