This week, TEPCO confirmed what everyone else has known for a while: the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant is leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
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On March 29, 2013, a pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas ruptured, spilling tar sands oil throughout the streets. The heavy bitumen soaked into the soil and made its way into local waterways. Six weeks later, ExxonMobil is not making much headway in cleaning up the spill.
It may seem contradictory that drought increases runoff pollution. It’s a complicated problem, but not one without solutions.
France outlawed hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in 2011, yet companies are being granted licenses for fracking – as long as the fractures will be used for geothermal energy. Do the risks of fracking evaporate when it’s used for sustainable energy?
It’s been more than a week since Shanghai authorities began pulling dead pigs from that city’s water source. More than 13,000 pigs have been collected so far, but there may be more.
Range Resources was accused by landowners near Weatherford, Texas of polluting their drinking water. Why did the EPA suddenly drop the lawsuit against Range Resources last year?
Now that Nebraska governor Dave Heineman has approved the Keystone XL pipeline route around the Sand Hills (but still through the Ogallala Aquifer’s recharge zones), the decision whether and when to approve the pipeline rests with President Obama. Four days before Obama’s second inauguration, the State Department received a new report on petroleum coke and its effects on the environment.
Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ story reads like a movie script. Originally from a segregated town in South Carolina, the young African-American studied tadpoles in his yard and later won a scholarship to Harvard. He then became the second-youngest tenured professor in the Integrative Biology Dept. at UC-Berkeley. While doing research on the effects of atrazine for the chemical company Novartis (now owned by Syngenta), Hayes discovered that the popular pesticide causes chemical castration and feminization in frogs and hormonal disruption in humans that can lead to infertility and breast cancer.
Coho salmon in urban streams are dying before they can spawn due to pollution from stormwater runoff.
On Tuesday, Nebraska Governor Heineman approved the new Keystone XL Pipeline route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills.
Hydrocarbon pollution in Alberta waters has increased since mining of the tar sands began in 1967, a new study shows.
Plastic bags are suffocating the world. It’s a pretty graphic description. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of truth to it. Learnstuff.com put together this infographic illustrating the problem.