Fears about toxic pollution in the wake of Florence’s floodwaters are already being realized. On Friday, Duke Energy confirmed a possible coal ash spill next door to the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. That river serves as a source of drinking water for residents living downstream in Wilmington.
The first statewide straw ban has arrived, folks. And—you guessed it—California is where it’s at.
It’s been a long-ass week. And next week isn’t looking better. But I would urge you to take a break from our never ending freak show on the surface and feast your eyes on one of the most amazing things you will ever see courtesy of scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus—this incredible eel.
Kilauea volcano has quieted down considerably since August, and recovery efforts are now in full swing. That includes a major milestone coming up on September 22, when the National Park Service (NPS) is set to re-open parts of the colossal Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has been closed since shortly after the…
Everyday it feels like science fiction and reality slide ever closer together. In the latest edition of “could this happen,” scientists have published a new study that weighs building massive berms to protect receding Antarctic glaciers.
It’s no secret that ice around the world is receding as global temperatures rise. Even so, the sudden destabilization of a remote ice cap in the Russian High Arctic has scientists throwing around words like “extraordinary” and “unprecedented.”
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Hurricane Florence unleashed unfathomable amounts of disgusting—and dangerous—substances into the environment. There’s literal pig shit, animal carcasses, and coal ash. These are already entering floodwaters, and there’s likely more pollution to come. After all, flooding in the Carolinas may continue to worsen.
After nearly two months, the largest wildfire in California history has finally been contained. The Ranch Fire can now officially take its place in the record books, having burned a grand total of 459, 123 acres.
Donald Trump took his patented brand of charm and empathy down to North Carolina to connect with local residents there in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 37 people.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration took the long-anticipated step of reversing an Obama-era rule that would’ve helped prevent leaking, venting, and flaring of methane from oil and gas operations. The rollback doesn’t just kill the final piece of Obama’s climate legacy—it could mean more air pollution entering…
Our current politics around climate change and the policies to address it are deeply screwed up. At a time when we need more ambition, the intransigent Republican Congress and the galoot in the Oval Office are doing less.
Welcome to “An Inspiring Message From The President Of The United States,” where we highlight some of Donald Trump’s most heartwarming messages to the American people. Today’s edition: this deeply moving tribute to the people dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Large parts of the Carolinas remain underwater thanks to Florence’s record rainfall, but the impacts of the storm are slowly trickling out. The latest news from the state’s flooded agriculture sector is not good.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been slacking when it comes to monitoring asbestos in schools. It did such a poor job between 2011 and 2015 that even its Office of Inspector General can’t protect its image.