Data-tracking watchdog group, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), has reported dozens of instances where the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has deleted references to climate change from its site.
Is mountaintop coal removal in Central Appalachia a public health safety concern? Probably. Does President Trump’s Department of the Interior care to find out? Maybe not.
The Greenland ice sheet is vast, majestic, pristine....and peppered with bacteria that seem equipped to survive in industrial waste, according to a new study. Which really makes you question the whole the pristine bit, now, doesn’t it?
In early December 2016, the Belle Fourche oil pipeline spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Ash Coulee Creek near the North Dakota town of Belfield—about 150 miles away from the Standing Rock camp, where activists were busy protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
As residents of troubled Flint, MI, continue to survive on filters and bottled water, members of another community, just across Lake Michigan in Indiana, are filing a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency over the condition of their own drinking water.
It’s easy to think that buying organic food helps to support local communities and protect the environment from the heavy hand of big agriculture. But the reality is not so clear cut. A detailed new analysis finds that organic farming is not always more upstanding than its conventional counterpart.
A new program in Colombia is incentivizing people to recycle by offering valuable rewards for plastic bottles and caps.
When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a future in which Americans wouldn’t be able to pay for water, a couple of colleagues waved her off. “Don’t be ridiculous,” they said. But the idea niggled at Mack, an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University.…
The warm and productive waters of La Réunion, an island east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, are home to many types of tropical sea life, including apex predators such as sharks. Eight fatal shark attacks on humans have occurred there since 2011. After a body boarder was killed by a shark last Tuesday, professional…
Sharks don’t have too many friends in this world. Most sea creatures flee from them, and humans have unfairly labeled them as man-eaters (in the U.S., about one person is killed every two years from sharks; by contrast, about 30 Americans are killed every year by falling furniture). To top it off, roughly 100 million…
America: the land of the never ending barbecue. Every year, the average American chows down on over 200 pounds of meat - about triple the global average; altogether that adds up to about 85 billion pounds of hotdogs, chicken wings, pork chops and burgers eaten every year
across the U.S. And it’s not just that Americans…
The Trump administration is pushing to scrub information about the scientific consensus on climate change from the Environmental Protection Agency's website, agency sources say.
All I wanted to do at my sister’s wedding last fall was go look through the trash.
“Monsanto helped to create the problem and should be a part of the solution,” said Marlene Feist, utilities director of strategic development in Spokane, WA.
Soon after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT, Abby Hill, a certified professional dog trainer, received numerous requests to provide service dogs to the children and families in town. That was four years ago, and the need is still strong.
Scientists and others who work with the topic of climate change have reported having nightmares about its impacts.