Drew Sheneman: Climate change is undeniable

Warming leads to climate change and in practice climate change means more snow, more rain, more flooding, more drought, more wildfires and more unpredictable weather. Stop pretending like it's hard to understand.

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River Action targets agri-businesses in campaign to stop pollution

The heads of some of the biggest agricultural suppliers are being targeted in a campaign to stop their activities polluting rivers in the UK.


Study: Warmer weather will increase flooding in the Columbia River Basin this century

Warmer winter weather, more rainfall and less snow will contribute to significantly increased flooding in the Columbia River Basin this century due to climate change, new research says.


Beauty, serenity, stillness: An ode to the final miles of the Mississippi River

Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.

River floods are boosting the global spread of plastic, study finds

River floods are boosting the spread of plastic around the world, a study has found, raising potentially severe health risks for people and wildlife.


New York Waterway ferry company accused of dumping sewage into Hudson for years

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

Park With COVID memorial is rising on site of former toxic dump

Hundreds of trees will be planted in a grove at the new Skyway Park — one for every resident of Jersey City who has died of the virus.

What is ghost fishing and why is it killing dolphins, whales and turtles?

Endangered turtles and dolphins species in the River Ganges are at risk from becoming entangled in abandoned fishing gear, new research has found.


Hawaii’s fresh water leaks to the ocean through underground rivers

If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.

Pandemic crowds bring ‘Rivergeddon’ to Montana’s rivers

As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.

The last undammed river of Manitoba

The Seal River is Manitoba's only major waterway that hasn't been dammed — and five Indigenous communities have banded together to keep it that way by establishing a protected area.


The rebirth of a historic river

For over a century, one of the most important salmon runs in the United States has had to contend with historic dams – and now four of them are set to be taken down.

Plastic bags banned in N.J. as Murphy signs new law

The ban is officially in the bag. Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a new law banning businesses from handing out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene food containers, plastic straws and paper bags in New Jersey.

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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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