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It has been more than four years since Edward and Alice Mioduski of Loyalhanna Township have been able to drink water from their well near Loyalhanna Lake.

This African region is far more valuable in its natural state than any oil and gas reserves buried beneath it.
President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.

A new study concludes that the presence of inland mangroves along a river in southern Mexico was the result of climate change-driven sea level rise during the Pleistocene Epoch, some 115,000 to 130,000 years ago.

In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet.
The once-imperiled marine mammal could help this vital coastal ecosystem adapt to a changing world.

The melting of Earth's polar ice is incrementally warping the planet's crust both vertically and horizontally, according to a new study in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.

Unless CO2 emissions drop significantly, global warming will make the Amazon barren, the American Midwest tropical, and India too hot to live in by 2500, according to a team of scientists.

We often talk about the ‘existential threat’ of climate change to islands in the Pacific. But what does that actually mean?
Eroding beaches, king tides and groundwater inundation are already impacting the urban core and it will only get much worse. Here’s what is being considered to limit the damage.

The fact that Pacific nations – who are suffering the greatest impacts of the climate crisis – are also the ones who have contributed the least to global emissions, is not lost on the leaders of our humble islands.

Many Marsh Arabs, the wetlands' indigenous population, were displaced after Saddam Hussein drained the land. Now a cycle of water crises threatens their way of life.

Preliminary research on P.E.I. farms shows that irrigating potatoes helps the plants better use nitrogen in fertilizer, so it doesn't end up leaching into the environment.

The effects of climate change are expected to push more than 200 million people from their homes by 2050, according to the World Bank. The impacts are already being felt in the southern U.S. state of Louisiana, where four major weather disasters struck in a nine month period.

If you're concerned about the effect of climate change on the Arctic's wildlife now you have a way to get involved from your own home by signing up to be what the World Wildlife Fund has described as a "walrus detective."

Iqaluit residents expressed frustration as they lined at the Iqaluit Centennial Library up to fill jugs with clean water supplied from the Sylvia Grinnell River.

A new watchdog report shows the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't have a cohesive strategy for dealing with freshwater harmful algal blooms.

Decades after Pacific Islanders first raised the alarm, the rest of the world is finally catching up: The climate crisis is here, and it's accelerating.

Abandoned hardrock mines and climate change cause metals and other elements to leach into streams. They also put rare earth elements into the water, a new study finds.
Eight wells serving 12 homes near the Yakima Training Center had higher-than-recommended levels of chemicals used in firefighting efforts, based on testing in October.

In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America's most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

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In Pembroke, the well-intended efforts of mostly white nature conservationists overlook one thing: The township’s Black farming community has never fully supported them. Now, a generations-old way of life is threatened by the push for conservation.
Chicago water executive Debra Shore won the job after being one of two frontrunners since last December.
Even Texas and Wyoming do a better job protecting communities from oil and gas drilling.
Some Iqaluit residents hauled water from a nearby river after authorities warned against drinking tap water.
Manatees in Florida have been dying at an alarming rate, with the state losing about 10 percent of its population in just a year.
Long Island residents and their allies seek environmental justice after decades of pollution.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.
Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a collapse of the natural world that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.
People who never considered themselves at risk from climate change are waking up to floods and fires. From June 2021 to August 2021, 1 in 3 Americans experienced a weather disaster. Preparing for the next one may be the thing that saves your life and maybe even some of your things.
While the busy Atlantic season has caused dangerous storms, tropical storms have also formed in the eastern Pacific, including Hurricane Pamela, which made landfall in Mexico.

With climate change threatening traditional coffee farming, Finnish scientists say they have produced coffee from cell cultures with an aroma and taste resembling the real thing.

Some of the world's smallest countries could "disappear" without action at an upcoming UN summit to contain climate change, the secretary general of the Commonwealth warned.

Officials in Canada's northernmost capital have declared a local state of emergency after finding possible evidence of gasoline in the city's tap water.