Inside the decades-long fight over an Ohio Superfund site

In Uniontown, Ohio, outside of Akron, residents and officials have clashed over cleanup of the Industrial Excess Landfill.
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Environmentalists seek limits on new Iowa feedlots in sensitive areas

The groups been pushing the state to stop the operation of a large cattle feeding operation near a northeast Iowa trout stream.

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Elizabeth Kolbert: The lost canyon under Lake Powell

Drought is shrinking one of the country’s largest reservoirs, revealing a hidden Eden.

Mass. gov supports national designation for contaminated Lower Neponset River

Governor Charlie Baker is urging the US Environmental Protection Agency to place the Lower Neponset River on its Superfund National Priority List, citing the “serious nature” of the water’s contamination.

Grand Lake toxins caused by blue-green algae bloom, province concludes

Provincial water tests have eliminated all other possible contaminants of Grand Lake, and concluded the cause of the toxins in the water is a blue-green algae bloom.

'Forever chemicals': Wisconsin recommends standards for 22 substances

The standards set limits for 12 individual PFAS compounds, 4 combined PFAS compounds and 6 pesticides in Wisconsin groundwater.

Wisconsin leads 22-state coalition supporting federal standards for PFAS in drinking water

Wisconsin is taking the lead in supporting the U.S. EPA's plan to regulate so-called "forever chemicals" known as PFAS in drinking water.

Air Guard base contributes to PFAS contamination in the Winooski River

PFAS contamination has been found in groundwater and surface water - including a stretch of the Winooski River - near the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington.


With temperatures rising, can animals survive the heat stress?

Warming temperatures are increasing mortality in creatures ranging from birds in the Mojave Desert, to mammals in Australia, to bumblebees in North America.

Why did Ecuador's tallest waterfall suddenly disappear?

Experts hypothesize that the hydroelectric plant located upstream is indirectly related to the waterfall's demise.

New wetlands rule imperils Bay cleanup, groups say

The net result of the rule change, officials and conservationists say, will be another setback for the multi-state and federal effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves writing PFAS rules

The Natural Resources Board signed off Wednesday on setting environmental standards for two PFAS compounds — so-called "forever chemicals."

Michigan sues 17 chemical companies for PFAS contamination

"Companies … must be held accountable. Polluters must pay."

Activists urge Wolf, again, to shut down the Mariner pipelines

They're pointing to sinkholes and contaminated wells they've seen throughout the building process, and say they're worried about explosions.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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