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.
Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark unrest across the world, with dire consequences.
Regulators are failing to study the effects of mixed pesticides, even though a growing body of science is showing they could present greater health hazards than the individual pesticides that are monitored.
Trap reform efforts are stirring in Congress, which has not held hearings on the issue in more than 30 years, and more than a half-dozen states.
As Michigan officials continued to downplay the lead risk to Flint’s children, researchers from Virginia Tech got involved. They warned people to stop drinking the tap water.
What do you do when the water’s not safe to drink, bathe in or even swim in? One mother turned to bottled water – for everything.