At least 945 toxic waste sites across the country face escalating risks from rising seas, more intense inland flooding, voracious forest fires and other climate-fueled disasters, according to a new study from a congressional watchdog agency.
Bob and Margaret Lee were considered futurists in 1980 when they built one of the most unusual houses in Florida, a geodesic "dome home" on the tip of Marco Island. It was powered by the sun, had its own water supply and could withstand hurricanes. But the Lees didn't plan for rising seas.
Health and environmental scientists who specialize in the potential impacts of oil and gas production will discuss their work on Tuesday at the annual Shale & Public Health conference, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.
The proposed rules reducing emissions across the country would not apply to many of Louisiana’s chemical plants. These facilities release tons of dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals like ethylene oxide, and more plants are on the way.
What does a rabble-rousing, fight-the-power, ripped-from-the-headlines corporate-conspiracy whistleblower drama look like in the Trump era? It looks like Todd Haynes' “Dark Waters" exposé of DuPont's poisoning of West Virginia with perfluorinated compounds.