USGS report documents occurrence of nearly 270 contaminants in U.S. surface water and treated drinking water supplies for nine water systems.
Dramatic blooms of algae are choking the Chesapeake Bay and killing crabs and fish.
Nine people are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter fighting wildfire in Northern California.
"An eagle soared over the lone house atop an arid hill in the steppes of Patagonia Park. In the valley below, not far from the town of Cochrane, President Michelle Bachelet announced the creation of a vast national park system in Chile stretching from Hornopirén, 715 miles south of the capital, Santiago, to Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America, where Chile splinters into fjords and canals."
"A cyberattack on the power grid could erode trust in key U.S. institutions and cause billions of dollars in damage, a top White House advisory group said Friday."
"Another large Midwest utility yesterday announced plans to slash carbon emissions and eliminate coal from its fuel mix by 2040."
"A harrowing lawsuit poses a serious threat to the First Amendment and press freedom, but it isn’t coming from legal action against a newspaper. Instead, it originates from legal action against environmental advocacy organizations."
"In the face of environmental devastation Mohawks have battled to preserve who they are, confronting state and federal governments and the scientific industrial complex to maintain their homeland".
"Not everyone is convinced that the EPA’s new initiative to reduce childhood lead exposure will yield significant benefits, despite its big launch Feb. 15 with a meeting of Cabinet-level officials at the agency’s headquarters."
"Industrial group 3M Co and Minnesota’s attorney general have agreed to settle a lawsuit over polluted groundwater, with the company agreeing to grant $850 million to the state for groundwater projects, the attorney’s office said on Tuesday."