Filaments from clothing, carpet, and cigarette butts will prove harder to control than larger debris.
It now seems at least possible that the 1,172-mile pipeline, said by its owners to be 60 percent complete already, may seriously falter and even fail.
The exposure risk is highest for children; they play on the floor, and their developing brains and bodies are especially vulnerable.
We wear party affiliation as a badge of identity, so even Republicans who favor progressive energy policies won’t vote for the Democrats who would deliver them.
The notion of a moral imperative in favor of rapid deployment rather than precautionary restraint seems to be dominating the conversation among many scientists.
Farmers won't be asked to do anything much different from what they already must do under federal rules, a state regulator explains.
The ocean is where the old-age action is, and until quite recently the most senior survivor among the vertebrates was the bowhead whale, at 211 years.
Though slow to grasp the enormity of last week’s flooding around Baton Rouge, the media have surged back with solid and sophisticated reporting on a weather/climate disaster.
Big progress is being made on one small battlefield of the war to protect bees and other pollinators from neonicotinoid insecticides.
Although the problem is spread across 30 states (and three territories), three-fourths of the contaminated systems are in just 13 — including Minnesota.
Earth Overshoot Day arrives six days earlier than last year, almost three months sooner than it did at the millennium.
Researchers measured some shards of microplastic in nanometers, but "once we found an entire hamburger wrapper."
“The deep ocean is the beating heart of our planet and our most critically important ecosystem,” says Oliver Steed, mission director.
From toxic, waste-riddled water to bad air and viruses, Rio de Janeiro contains a wide variety of health risks to Olympic athletes.
Among birds listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, 78 percent are stable, recovering — even thriving.
Drift and persistence of a neonicotinoid product suggest that planting clean forage alongside crops may not help the bees much, and could hurt them further.
The high-res, highly interactive map and view will enable any citizen to monitor water-quality efforts that long took place out of public view.
When a polluter cleans up its act, I feel some forgiveness may be warranted.
After watching the return of the phoebes and seeing four new eggs, we noticed a decidedly non-phoebe sort of nest on a different side of the garage.
Enforceability issues have loomed larger as approval drew near, with two members of Michigan's congressional delegation saying true compliance can't be assumed — or assured.
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