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.
"For Cainnon Gregg, 2018 started out as a great year. After leaving his job as an installation artist to become a full-time oyster farmer in Wakulla County, Florida in 2017, Gregg began raising small oysters in baskets or bags suspended in the shallow, productive coastal waters of Apalachicola Bay."
"President Trump has nominated his top regulatory official to take over a vacant seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, according to a White House pool report."
"EPA's press shop is taking a page from President Trump's playbook. Since the new administration entered office, the staff in EPA's press shop has gotten personal with reporters — calling out their alleged mistakes in press releases, keeping them off advisories and blocking some from agency events."
"Lingering rancor over immigration remains the primary hurdle for wrapping up the 115th Congress, keeping in limbo the fate of spending for EPA and the Interior Department, the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and key energy tax breaks."
"The undersea use of chemical dispersants during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster likely did more harm than good, a new study says."
"Every August, Andrew Joyce used to hunker down in the field beside his house, picking juicy, ripe tomatoes in the blazing sun."
"Freshman orientation for new members of Congress had barely begun when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old darling of the progressive left and newly elected congresswoman from New York, visited Nancy Pelosi’s office for the first time. She was not there to meet the House Democratic leader. She was there to protest."