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The crises in Benton Harbor and Flint expose broader failures as a congressional push to address the country’s troubled water system stalls.

Billions of people around the world, including the majority of Africans and most of the world's rural population, rely on polluting fuels like wood or charcoal for their cooking energy needs.

One professor is advocating for further expansion of the elk population through a conservation corridor across Appalachia. But, it could be a heavy lift.

Phthalates, also found in consumer goods, may contribute to loss of life among older Americans costing US $40-47bn a year.

Bees, butterflies, and other insects are abundant in areas along the nation’s highways. The $1.2 trillion federal bill would make the nation’s highways pollinator-friendly.
Video by Christian Monterrosa shows the massive job cleanup crews have on the Southern California shoreline.
The company known for making iPhones presented three electric vehicles that can serve as a basis for working with car companies.
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more.
Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.
Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.
It will house the workers that are to operate one of Russia's northernmost coal fields.

For decades, the Green Party has pushed Canada's environmental conversation forward. But the first federal election in which every party presented a credible climate plan left it battered and leaderless.

Pollution violations uncovered recently at Maryland’s two largest sewage treatment plants have been or are in the process of being fixed, Baltimore city and state officials say.

Regulators predicted in 1978 that a leak would result in a spill of only 50 barrels of oil, records show.

Controversy over the funding of Arctic oil-and-gas drilling comes as world leaders and top financiers prepare to gather for the United Nations climate conference on curbing carbon emissions.
The transition to cleaner energy sources isn’t far enough along to meet a surge in demand, forcing countries to rely on fossil fuels.

The CEO of Danish Crown, Europe's top meat processor, believes beef “will be a luxury product that we eat when we want to treat ourselves" due to beef's climate impact. If this is true, how will this impact Nevada's cattle-centric agricultural sector?

A new analysis of an EPA database shows demand for PFAS in fracking and other industries puts Front Range at the top of the contamination list.

Australia's National party has exited a marathon meeting where they discussed the Morrison government's climate policy without coming to an agreement – with discussions to continue into the parliamentary sitting week.

A new study has found that radioactive contamination migrated from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site during the 2018 Woolsey Fire into Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and other neighboring communities.

With Texas regulators and politicians unable or unwilling to provide environmental leadership, EPA must step up for our communities by proposing the strongest rules allowable under the authority of the Clean Air Act.

Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a biodiversity collapse that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.

On a recent breezy autumn afternoon at Reinford Farms, only a hint of Holstein wafted through the air. That's on account of the methane digester downhill from the barns.

A growing number of young Indonesians are feeling "eco-anxiety". But they're channelling that panic into practical actions to tackle pollution and educate the next generation.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has identified more than 120,000 locations around the US where people may be exposed to a class of toxic "forever chemicals" associated with various cancers and other health problems.

Tons of dead fish have washed ashore in recent years from the Mar Menor, a once-crystalline lagoon on the Mediterranean coast that has become choked with algae. Farm pollution is mostly blamed.
There is a lot of speculation about a herbicide shortage for the 2022 growing season, which will impact weed management decisions starting with fall applications.
A new watchdog report shows the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have a cohesive strategy for dealing with freshwater harmful algal blooms.
Long Island residents and their allies seek environmental justice after decades of pollution.

This year, each of us will throw out, recycle, or shove into a desk drawer an average of 16.8 pounds of old phones, laptops, toasters, and other electronics and appliances, according to the UN — a whopping total of 63.3 million tons of electronic waste worldwide.

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The EPA announced the creation of two internal scientific advisory panels after whistleblower accounts of internal corruption.
Batteries are heavy, and they’re getting heavier. It makes EVs pollute more than they need to, and be more deadly during crashes. But there are solutions.
This African region is far more valuable in its natural state than any oil and gas reserves buried beneath it.

The detective story is taking on new relevance as scientists hunt for the origins of coronavirus and as zoonotic spillover is happening with increasing frequency, heightening the possibility of more pandemics in the future.