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Buffalo has so far evaded the risk that was buried beneath the city more than a century ago.
A new study shows mercury in the estuary sediment was left by industry decades ago. It continues to build up in fish, making some unsafe to eat.
An invasion of up to 5,000 illegal miners is underway in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Reserve in Brazil’s Roraima state, Indigenous leaders estimate. Analysts say Jair Bolsonaro’s rhetoric has emboldened the miners.
State’s hands-off approach to smaller concentrated animal feeding operations is taking a toll on the environment, critics say.
Researchers identified "antibiotic resistance genes" in waterways and soils near factory farms in the U.S., according to a report shared exclusively with Newsweek.
Shawn Bath switched his underwater focus after experiencing an epiphany about the state of Newfoundland and Labrador's shorelines. As Andie Bulman writes, his work is the subject of a new documentary.

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day's worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem.

The impact of hurricanes is one of many reasons migrants from Central America are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. southern border to seek refuge — and just one example of climate-exacerbated drivers of displacement and migration.

A project aimed at reducing plastic pollution along the Mississippi River is deploying new technology in an ancient form: This is not your average message in a bottle.

For generations, Indigenous Australians have thrived in the Torres Strait, but some low-lying islands could become uninhabitable within decades if climate change is not curbed.
Climate change, technology, disease and financial crises will pose big challenges for the world, an intelligence report concludes.

John Bowden, an assistant professor at University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, wasn't a fan of paper straws when they first gained popularity.

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Amphibians will use a vernal pool to mate and lay eggs. Their young will mature in the temporary pond and then head back into the woods. They will return next year to continue the cycle.
On the floor of the Mediterranean, Laurent Ballesta and three other explorers discovered amazing sea life, and signs of our impact on a mysterious landscape.
Watch glaciers melting, forests disappearing, and lakes shrinking over four decades.
Critics say the Oakland A’s waterfront development would cost port jobs and increase pollution and traffic.
The flush toilet may be the world’s gold standard for sanitation, but the sewer infrastructure it demands is inefficient, costly and outdated. 
The city will remove some lead pipes and pipes prone to water main breaks, officials said.
For Antarctic expedition cruise operators, conservation is self-preservation.
New York City accepted responsibility for a collapsed pipe that flooded 127 homes in Queens in 2019, but it has been slow to pay homeowners.
Chamise may not look (or smell) like much, but it's actually a kind of crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.

Three environmental groups have moved to file a lawsuit against a Virginia company that operates a chicken rendering plant on Maryland's Eastern Shore, accusing it of repeatedly exceeding pollution limits.

Trash heaps deep in the ocean have attracted an array of creatures to live—and even spawn—on them. Are these dumps actually biodiversity hotspots?
UBC scientists attached cameras to drones, and the whales themselves. Here’s the result.
The company's main hazardous waste is lead from die-casting and coating operations.
New research finds that tap water avoidance is on the rise in the US, especially among minorities. An expert on water and health calls for better public education about water quality and testing.

Extreme rain events predicted to become more common with human-caused global warming not only wreak havoc on land — the runoff from these increasingly severe storms also threatens Hawaii's coral reefs.

California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding that the nation's largest utility has neglected the maintenance of an electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California and forced periodic blackouts affecting millions of people.

In a recent clip from The Ben Shapiro Show shared on Twitter, the commentator discussed the decision of Scientific American to begin using the phrase "climate emergency" over "climate change."

The opposition climate change minister, Chris Bowen, has warned almost one million Australians will lose their jobs if runaway climate change decimates the environment and the economy – with Queensland bearing the brunt of any failure to act.

Just 3% of the world's land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.

Wildlife officials are asking those who regularly eat fish caught in Silver Creek to limit their consumption to once a month, over concerns of high levels of "forever chemicals."

Powerful, sustained winds are rare this time of year in Florida, and that means the polluted water that spilled from the Piney Point phosphate plant last month is likely to linger in Tampa Bay for months, a USF ocean physicist says.

Fashion Revolution Week, April 19-25, looks to promote local fashion, sustainable alternatives to microfiber-laden "Fast Fashion."
The former nonprofit water advocacy group executive and water utility official is leading the administration’s work to incorporate environmental justice into EPA’s water work.
Personal protective equipment is made of plastic and isn't recyclable. Now it’s being found everywhere on earth, including the oceans. The solution isn’t complicated: Throw them away.