Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal

A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit thousands of Flint residents who were harmed by lead-contaminated water.

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Why US investors are now betting on water

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, investors are now able to speculate on water prices. This practice, meant to help secure supplies for cities and farmers, has drawn criticism.


Biden's first-day orders are a boon for the environment

In one fell swoop, President Biden is undoing his predecessor's most harmful work on public lands, climate change, clean air and water, and environmental justice.


Gaps in data delay Chowan River Basin plan

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission took no action to adopt an updated water resources plan for the Chowan River Basin, which has seen a steady increase in toxic algae blooms.

Can the Bay region dredge its way out of Conowingo Dam problem?

More pollution has been sweeping past the Conowingo Dam since its reservoir filled with sediment a decade ago, allowing millions of pounds of nutrient pollution to wash downstream to the Chesapeake Bay and creating a costly cleanup problem.

An antidote for environmental despair

When it comes to conservation, hope is much more useful than gloom.

New Orleans restaurants' oyster shells helped save the coast; can they again?

Dinner cast-asides are packed in bags, cages as bulwark against waves, storms, rising seas.

Scientists solve desalination mystery, improving efficiency

Scientists believe they have solved one of the biggest mysteries about desalination — exactly how reverse osmosis membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water — a breakthrough that could help make the process more efficient and cheaper.

Longstanding climate change research project continues in Old Crow, Yukon

The Vuntut Gwitchin Government is partnering with researchers to continue studying the impacts that climate change is having on its traditional territory.

Pennsylvania gives $34 million for water cleanup

The largest share is going to efforts in the south central part of the state.

Why whale watching is having a moment—in New York City

With cleaner waters and more available food, humpbacks are making a splash in the Big Apple to the delight of whale watchers and conservationists.

Chesapeake Bay receives another D+ on health report, due largely to struggling rockfish population

In 2020, for the second time in a row, the Chesapeake Bay received a D+ on a report from Chesapeake Bay Foundation scientists.

Scientists flag Rocky Mountains, Hudson Bay as hotspots for protection

Ottawa has big ambitions but little research when it comes to setting aside the most valuable areas for conservation. Never fear, the mapping scientists are here.

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Report on Chesapeake Bay health remains at a D-plus grade

The nation's largest estuary is still getting a D-plus grade for its overall health, according to a report released Tuesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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