There’s an underground threat to water that’s making it harder to clean up for drinking. The Environment Report's Julie Grant reports – it all depends on where you live and whether the people who live nearby are maintaining their septic systems.
After more than five years of negotiations, delegates from 64 countries reached broad consensus in Hong Kong Thursday on a new treaty regulating the recycling of ships.
"SPF creep has hit the triple digits with Neutrogena’s SPF 100+ sunblock, leading some dermatologists to complain that this is merely a numbers game that confuses consumers."
"The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator Lisa Jackson over the agency's failure to recognize the impacts of ocean acidification on waters off the state of Washington."
"Nine more bird species have been added this year to the list of Critically Endangered birds that face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild...."
"Dust storms accelerated by a warming climate have covered the Rocky Mountains with dirt whose heat-trapping properties have caused snowpacks to melt weeks earlier than normal, worrying officials in Colorado about drastic water shortages by late summer."
Chevron is preparing for an unfavorable ruling in what looks like the world's largest environmental lawsuit. Dwellers in the former oilfields of Equador bitterly resent the pollution -- and the deaths they believe resulted.