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Taiwan has had drought before but observers are hoping the severity of this one – which has lasted 18 months, and threatens Taiwan's economic lifeblood of semiconductor production – is enough to prompt real action on climate change.

Minamata disease, caused by mercury-tainted water dumped into the sea by chemical maker Chisso Corp, affects the central nervous system. It was initially believed to be communicable, partly because it appeared to spread among family members and neighbors, with birth defects sometimes occurring.

Michigan is the latest state with PFAS standards to face challenges from chemical manufacturers.

The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve an ambitious goal to conserve nearly one-third of America's lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs.

This human rights violation against First Nations has affected an entire generation. And I’ll never take water for granted again.

A mangrove preservation project along Colombia's Caribbean coast is using a more comprehensive method to calculate how much carbon is stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, potentially boosting global efforts to conserve so-called blue carbon.

A cryptocurrency company is showing how Bitcoin can keep dirty energy alive.

An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.

The EPA said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.
Just as in saltwater, dissected museum specimens reveal particles of plastic have been increasing in the ecosystem since the 1950s.

A company spokesperson said the discovery was made as part of the company's acquisition of the property and was promptly shared with the DNR.

"Extract as much as you can," the country's top energy legislator says. But time might be about to run out for new major oil and gas projects on the Russian Arctic shelf.
The repercussions of climate change are getting nearer as scientists race to determine what will happen as a result of glaciers continuing to melt.

Researchers say concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water from the lower Cape Fear region "considerably higher" than levels nationwide.

Nearly 80 wells in Fairfield, Benton and Unity Township have tested for high levels of "forever chemicals."
A new U.S. push to cut ship emissions will kick into high gear a multibillion-dollar quest for nonfossil fuels to power oceangoing vessels, but likely will face a backlash from Asian and South American nations that fear rising export costs.

As the waters of a central lake in Mexico dried up, what emerged was the lost Church of the Virgin of Dolores, which disappeared more than 40 years ago.

What do you get when you combine the huge surge in demand for consumer electronics that we've seen over the part year, with snowstorms in Texas and a drought in Taiwan? Chipageddon.

Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation's land and waters by 2030, the administration Thursday laid out broad principles - but few details - for achieving that vision.

Researchers across the country, including at the University of California Berkeley's Cannabis Research Center, are interested in examining how cannabis cultivation impacts the land and environment.

Environmental groups are alarmed at the heavy fish toll which two new British nuclear plants will inflict on stocks.

The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the planet at the same time.
President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.

St. Louis and Environmental Protection Agency officials are calling for the passage of President Joe Biden's jobs plan to help update the city's water treatment system to continue to provide safe drinking water.

Sewage and wastewater infrastructure is collapsing all over Mount Vernon city, with old, corroded and overburdened pipes.

House Bill 1144 allows companies to spill up to five barrels of oil spills and up to 15 barrels of wastewater without reporting them to the state.

Pennsylvania's average annual temperature is expected to be nearly 6 degrees F hotter in 30 years than it was between 1971 and 2000, according to the state's latest climate change impacts report.

Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit.
“Rapid and unstoppable” sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice shelves and glaciers might be inevitable unless nations commit to even lower emissions—and fast, a new study says.
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Some rural California communities have waited nearly a decade for state regulators to repair their tainted drinking-water systems.
A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100.

Proposal to log 'heartbreakingly beautiful' Raush Valley — home to trees up to 1,000 years old — would require building a road through a protected area.

Recent pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions fail to account for the rich world's historical carbon debt to poorer ones.