Permafrost results in $20M water costs for Alaska zinc mine

Thawing permafrost linked to global warming forced an expenditure of nearly $20 million on water storage and discharge management.

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Urban flooding — who is responsible for Karachi′s woes?

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Karachi — Pakistan's most populous city — unleashing floods and inundating neighborhoods and streets.

Utah County hopes to block neighbor’s groundwater pumping project

So much water has been pumped from under Utah's Cedar Valley over the years that the ground is sinking by as much as 1.2 inches a year.


When the river dries, a struggle to stay afloat

A severe, prolonged drought is reducing the Rio Grande's flows to the lowest levels in decades.

Recycled water could be the future in Boise

City officials are still studying recycled water after the community expressed concerns about the issue.

“Everything was destroyed”

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Glorynel Ojeda Matos moved her family to Arizona and began a Ph.D. in sustainability studies.

A dam comes down — and tribes, cities, salmon and orcas could all benefit

You may not have heard much about the long fight to remove the Nooksack Dam near Bellingham, Washington, but its detonation this week will prove ecologically and culturally important.

To fight repeated flooding in St. Charles Parish, officials approve this $1.2M drainage plan

The St. Charles Parish Council has given the green light to more than $1.2 million in new drainage and sewerage master plans.


Rainforest Alliance aims to help ethical growers get climate-smart

Upgraded certification scheme, covering over 2 million farmers, will use technology to help them adapt to climate change, protect forests and spot social risks

‘Megadrought’ and ‘aridification’ — understanding the new language of a warming world

New research reveals a creeping, permanent dryness expanding across the United States. It’s much more than “drought,” and researchers hope more accurate descriptions will spur critical action.

How a lack of water fueled COVID-19 in Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation has the highest known rate of coronavirus in the country and a long history of being denied their legal right to water access.

No meat? Climate-smart vegetables keep Kashmir fed in coronavirus crisis

As meat disappears during the pandemic, a push to harvest water and grow vegetables is having a big payoff.

The parched West is heading into a global warming-fueled megadrought that could last for centuries

Warmer temperatures and shifting storm tracks are drying up vast stretches of land in North and South America.

Legislative auditor suggests Louisiana needs to worry about the future of water

In a state seemingly overrun by water, state government doesn't manage its resources very well and faces threats to Louisiana's water supplies.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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