As California farms and cities drill deeper for groundwater in a time of drought and climate change, they are tapping reserves from the prehistoric era, and scientists are worried about the long-term environmental consequences.
Earthquakes are synonymous with California to most Americans, but other states such as Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio and Colorado are seeing more “induced seismicity” – earthquakes likely triggered by human activity.
More than 500 North Carolinians say that their health and property values are hurt by nearby pig farms’ toxic manure lagoons and that the Chinese owners are making the situation worse by expanding the farms to export more pork.
While recovery experts support the attempt to save FEMA money, disaster-impacted communities have found their vital public institutions relocated without residents being given an opportunity to voice concerns.
A Native American journalist embedded at Standing Rock will be blogging for Reveal as events unfold on the ground in North Dakota.
Rick Perry left a nuanced energy legacy – including overseeing booms in fossil fuels and renewables – during his time in Texas politics.