A government-backed research program to make the Great Barrier Reef more resilient to global heating will spend $4.7m this financial year developing technologies that could shade corals and make clouds more reflective during marine heatwaves.
Shannon Gority, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said that an increase in the number of miles of impaired waters sends a clear message that not enough is being done to clean and protect rivers and streams.
The Supreme Court avoided radical regulatory change in a term studded with blockbuster environmental cases. But experts say the lower courts will be grappling for years with the implications of two high-profile decisions.
Herders like Boubacar Moukaila are caught between climate change, which has made grazing land too dry for his livestock, and conflict, which prevents him from travelling elsewhere to find fertile pastures.
A statewide grand jury investigating environmental and health impacts of the shale gas industry heard testimony that some children exposed to emissions from those operations develop a painful condition that looks like alligator skin and is common enough to get its own nickname: "frack rash."