Access to ample water supplies could make Michigan a climate refuge. But climate change also is creating more fierce Great Lakes region storms and more floods, and the consequences are not evenly distributed.
A giant pipe to the ocean is one of two main ways Tijuana sewage pollutes the coast. The other is the Tijuana River. These two spill points represent a choice regulators must make soon: Tackle the cause of the problem in Mexico, or its impacts in Southern California.
Wastewater released from the former Piney Point fertilizer plant property has made its way to the uplands, back bays, estuaries and marshesalong the eastern shores of Tampa Bay, putting a substantial amount of nitrogen in the water that could have detrimental effects on some of the region's most sensitive and unique habitats.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke to reporters about a 77-acre pond that holds millions of gallons of water containing phosphorus and nitrogen from an old phosphate plant and had a break in one of its walls.
Maryland regulators want to give nearly $13 million to a private company to help it clean up nutrient pollution from an Eastern Shore chicken rendering plant it owns that has a history of discharge violations.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.