Emboldened by a right-wing president and congressional approval, a Colombian public-private partnership is working through a licensing process to build a deepwater "megaport" on the country's northern Pacific coast.
The EPA recently said it needs more testing to ensure that shallow and deep, underground water sources are safe. The site sits above two important sources of drinking water, the Dawson and Denver aquifers.
Across the globe, urban developments conceived by corporations have been pitched as technological and eco-friendly utopias, but many are prohibitively expensive and catalysts for land dispossession and social inequality.
The soldiers died from toxic fumes while trying to blow up an illegal gold mining installation underground. France has deployed hundreds of troops to French Guiana's remote jungle to clamp down on the criminal activity.
Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is “responding urgently”.
This governor has done more to address climate change in four months than Rick Scott did in eight years. It's a welcome surprise because while in Congress he had a measly 2% lifetime approval rating from the League of Conservation Voters.
In a hypothetical future, the once-pristine Antarctic landscape is cluttered with cutting-edge machinery to help refreeze the desolate continent. Scientists see it as an extreme measure to avoid catastrophic sea-level rise.
Environmental groups are demanding one of Britain's biggest water companies be made to pay tens of millions of pounds to restore the damage to habitats and wildlife caused by thousands of pollution spills into the rivers and beaches across the south-east of England.
Ratepayers will have three chances to sound off publicly on Capital Region Water's plan to add a new fee to customers' bills - a plan meant to generate revenue for upcoming stormwater-related projects.