State Department of Environmental Conservation technicians in coming weeks will take soil and water samples around the Norlite aggregate plant to see if PFAS from firefighting foam incinerated there poses a pollution and possible health threat.
"We are tired of continually being polluted with toxic PFAS chemicals. This is our town and we demand clean water. Enough is enough."
A push to better recognise the economic value of "natural capital" – water systems, biodiversity, soil and carbon stores – has prompted the creation of what aims to be the world's largest investment firm dedicated to projects that help the planet.
Climate change is forcing farmers to make adjustments to ensure their crops can withstand evolving weather conditions. At the same time, many aspects of agriculture - from tilling to raising livestock - contribute to increased levels of carbon in the atmosphere, which exacerbates global warming.
Warming soils in the tropics could cause microbes to release carbon dioxide from storage. One scientist called the finding "another example of why we need to worry more."
Three northern Alberta First Nations are asking to appeal the province's suspension of environmental monitoring in the oilpatch because it "fails to come close" to being a reasonable decision.
The shuttered Bethpage Community Park ballfield, a persistent symbol of Grumman pollution, is inching closer to a long-awaited cleanup.
Carbon dioxide and methane are potent greenhouse gases. On land, soils store a huge amount of carbon - about twice as much as the atmosphere - but they're not the only terrestrial carbon sink.
3M Co. said it will begin drilling and collecting deep-soil samples in Alabama as it searches for PFAS chemicals it dumped decades ago at a former landfill site that later became a middle school.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.