Ohio River regulators planning riverwide PFAS study

Twenty locations along the river including Pa. will be sampled for this group of "forever chemicals" associated with reproductive problems, liver, kidney and thyroid disease, and cancer.
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What starts in the Amazon doesn’t stay there: Fires melting Andes glaciers

Study finds that worsening Amazon fires are melting Andean glaciers; soot builds up on snow, absorbing more solar radiation.


UN warns hunger crisis in southern Africa ′on scale we′ve not seen before′

A record 45 million people across southern Africa are in need of in urgent need of food aid, the UN has said.


Water crises again ranked a top global risk in World Economic Forum report

Degradation of the planet's natural systems is the most worrisome threat to social and political stability in the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum's annual survey.


Rivers run dry in Bali as tourism, drought, overwhelm water supply

Bali is perhaps too beloved: the Indonesian island is in the midst of a drought and water is running out fast, pitting local water needs against those of the powerful tourism industry.


What would it look like to take the First Nations water crisis seriously?

Government after government has spent millions on water-treatment plants. But thousands of households still can't drink from the tap.


Spy-satellite images reveal how climate change is rapidly melting the Himalayan glaciers

If things continue as they are now, the glaciers are likely to lose two-thirds of their total ice. For a region already plagued by poverty and inequality, that eventuality is catastrophic.

'There's a water crisis in Pennsylvania': Environmental advocates call for clean water funding

Environmental advocates on Wednesday presented a grim picture of polluted streams, plastic-filled rivers, and underfunded state departments as they called on the Legislature to pony up more money for clean water programs.


Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

A shortage of rain and snow, a booming population and wasteful consumption have drained the Afghan capital's water basin and sparked a race to the bottom as households and businesses bore deeper and deeper wells in search of the precious resource.


It's 'going to end with me': The fate of Gulf fisheries in a warming world

As global warming changes the Texas coast and cheap food imports flood the country, the people who make their living off oysters and shrimp are disappearing.

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time’

The juniper mystery: Why is a tree that’s supposed to withstand drought suddenly dying in southern Utah?

The Utah juniper is considered the West’s most drought-tolerant and resilient conifer, withstanding even the worst dry spells while nearby pinyon and ponderosa drop their needles and die.

PWSA reveals $1B infrastructure plan in effort to thwart privatization and rebuild trust

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority [PWSA] has revealed details of a $1 billion plan to reinvest in aging infrastructure that supplies the city with drinking water and corrals its stormwater and sewage.

Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans

The 31-kilometer-wide Hiawatha crater may have formed as recently as 12,800 years ago when a 1.5-kilometer asteroid struck Earth
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