Water quality

Another victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico's treasured rainforest.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Maria’s winds ripped through the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system, decimating much of its flora and fauna.

The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.

Investor Jeremy Grantham is worried about the world.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
“It’s one thing for the world to be deteriorating, but deteriorating at an increasingly fast rate is particularly dangerous and scary.“

Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures.

Chesapeake acidification could compound issues already facing the bay, researchers find.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
As oceans around the world absorb carbon dioxide and acidify, the changes are likely to come faster to the nation’s largest estuary.

High-altitude Colorado boreal toad left unlisted as endangered species.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The eastern boreal toad population in the high elevations of Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states may be in decline, but it will not be granted protected status under the national Endangered Species Act.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Oil drilling in Los Angeles has been associated with asthma, heart disease and low-birthweight babies. Close to 300,000 people in Kern County reside within a mile of an oil well.

CRISPR: Can gene-editing help nature cope with climate change?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The new technology may have missed out on this year's Nobel prize, but its potential to shape the planet is growing by the day.

Trading old hazards for new?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

'Oil Lake' in Meadowlands to get $24 million EPA cleanup.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Almost 40 years after the 30-acre Diamond Head Oil Refinery in Kearny closed, the plan calls for taking out thousands of truckloads of polluted soil.

Protection for tiny darter contrasts admin moves on grizzlies.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Some tiny Southern fish and the lumbering grizzly bear are dramatizing divergent sides of the debate over adding and removing animals from Endangered Species Act protections.

WOTUS rollback seen as death blow for 'very unique habitat.'

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The shrubby bogs that dot the Atlantic coastal plain stand to lose protection, experts say, if the White House rolls back the Clean Water Rule.

Muddy Minnesota River swamped by increasing volume of water.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Heavier rainfall, drained wetlands erode progress on Minnesota River.

North Carolina’s big pig waste problem.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Increasing demands for meat have led to an environmental tipping point for industrial hog farming.

Atlantic salmon farm in Washington state was 'due for replacement' before collapse.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
While state agencies continue to investigate the cause of the collapse and the release of those nonnative fish, the incident has raised concerns about threats to native Pacific salmon.

Cyanide glitters for some.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Use of the deadly chemical is on the rise in the gold mining industry.

Obesity was rising as Ghana embraced fast food. Then came KFC.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.