New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.
Battleground state Pennsylvania has been through several energy transitions. Now the attention is on renewables, sparked by efforts to curb planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions and the plummeting cost of wind and solar power.
Hamilton Mourão, leader of Brazil’s Amazon-protection task force, says the government hasn’t directed enough resources toward reducing deforestation, which has skyrocketed in the past two years as land grabbers and wildcat ranchers have moved deeper into the world’s largest rainforest.
Fracking has turned Pennsylvania into the nation’s second-largest producer of natural gas. Joe Biden’s pick of fracking-foe Kamala Harris as his running mate could be a hurdle in the state for the Democrats.
For the second time in less than a year, a study of common sunscreen ingredients has established that the chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream at concentrations far greater than the Food and Drug Administration’s safety threshold.
A year ago, the Permian Basin region was one of America’s hottest labor markets, fueled by a fracking gold rush. Today, the oil field has all but shut down, and everyone is feeling the pain, from restaurant owners to landlords to barbers.
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.