Sen. Duckworth wants EPA to install metal emission monitors at Sauget incinerator

The Illinois senator wants to know how much arsenic, cadmium, lead and other metals the plant puts into the air.
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Adirondack groups urge Cuomo to sign road salt bill

The Adirondacks have some of the harshest winters in the United States. But at the same time, it's estimated millions of tons of road salt have been applied to roads within the Adirondacks since 1980.

New York Could Soon Reject Fracking Waste From Pennsylvania

While hydrofracking hasn't moved forward in New York, for years, the state has opened its doors to tons of fracking waste from Pennsylvania.

Two-thirds of Americans say government response to climate change is inadequate

The majority of Americans said in a new poll that the government was not doing enough to address climate change.

Laws meant to save water unexpectedly led to more air pollution: Study

Punjab and Haryana's laws to protect groundwater led to a change in cropping patterns and also impacted the region's air pollution load.

How satellites are changing the way we track pollution on the ground

Technological advancements like miniaturisation of sensors, high-speed data transfer and enhanced storage capabilities have led to a new wave of satellites specially built for tracking pollution and pinpointing sources of emissions.

Climate change more important than Brexit, say majority of Brits

Around 61% of people believe the government isn't doing enough to prioritise climate change.

Oak Ridge: Four workers received small external doses, outage started early after 'pressure transient'

Four workers received small external radiation doses and a planned outage of the Spallation Neutron Source was started a few days early after an unexpected “pressure transient" in March, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


VIDEO: Local pediatrician questions the air kids breathe after fire at Clairton Coke Works

Dr. Deborah Gentile is questioning the air quality in Clairton after a second fire at the U.S. Steel coke works plant there in six months.

Studies show how climate change is affecting crop production globally

New research from the University of Minnesota suggests that the effects of climate change are already being felt around the world in terms of average annual crop production, but it's not equal.

Sea level rise threatens bird habitats along Atlantic Coast, study says

Sea level rise is hitting coastal habitats along the south Atlantic Coast faster than scientists previously believed, threatening entire species of birds and whole ecosystems.

FDA resumes some inspections as workers return - without pay

The FDA has resumed inspections of some high-risk foods, like cheese and milk, with inspectors returning to work without pay during the government shutdown.
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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 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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