Acidic ocean water blunts the sense of smell in fish and makes them bolder – perhaps recklessly so, according to a new study offering a glimpse of the oceans of the future.
A study led by the National Park Service found "historic-use"contaminants in fish at three Alaska parks famous for their wilderness qualities and reputations of being pristine and protected: Lake Clark National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Katmai National Park.
A five-year study in Maine that looked at 272 students in grades 3 through 5 found that exposure to even low levels of arsenic could be linked to lower intelligence levels — a difference of as much as five or six points on an IQ test.
Despite widespread concern about the potential effects of toxic metals in the soil of Coconut Grove’s parks, only a few people have apparently undergone testing for contamination.
It looks like a ghost town, and Canadian oil helped build it. The burned-out, abandoned parcels of property in a west-end Detroit neighbourhood are the reverse image of an oil boom town — a ramshackle yin to the thriving yang of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The people of Cedar Valley, and all around rural Oregon, don’t know exactly when a spray will happen or what chemicals will actually be in the spray. While aerially sprayed toxics are not supposed to hit their homes and farms, there is no buffer to protect them and only small buffers for some streams.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan’s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he’d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.
A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels. There must be a "massive shift" to renewable energy, says the study released in Berlin.
Streams in Northern California's prime marijuana-growing watersheds likely will be sucked dry this year if pot cultivation isn't curtailed, experts say.
According to preliminary results of an investigation by Lanzhou government Sunday, the water source for a local water plant was poisoned by oil pipeline leaks resulting from two explosions at a Lanzhou Petrochemical Company plant in 1987 and 2002.
A barge carrying construction materials for U.S.-based Drummond Co Inc, Colombia's second biggest coal miner, was shipwrecked at the company's port late last week, the company said on Sunday, causing leakage of some diesel fuel into the sea.
More than 100 dams regulated by New Mexico that have a high potential to cause deadly flooding if they fail do not have state-required emergency action plans and maintenance manuals, according to to officials.
Lung experts say the insurance industry should fund research into the deadly asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. Symptoms of mesothelioma take decades to develop after exposure to asbestos fibres, but it can then kill quickly.
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was. "'That was how we used to farm,' he told me," recalled McLean, 42, who started Uncle Matt's Organic in 1999.
Between April 2009 and March 2014, level 10 pollution - the highest category - was reached on 25 days. The environment ministry's website advises people to avoid going outside or exercising when this level is reached.
A project to expand Scotland’s native Caledonian pine forest to its former glory by planting around 100,000 trees will help preserve some of the most iconic species in the UK, according to RSPB Scotland.
A local councillor has drawn attention to an illegal dumping blackspot on the Southside where he took pictures of a dead rat and a discarded hypodermic needle among the rubbish.
A report by the Environmental Protection Agency into the fire that broke out at the Oxigen Environmental Waste Facility in Ballymount in January has revealed that there was no significant impact on pollution levels in the air.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed a surge of cases of a deadly virus in the kingdom over the past two weeks, even as it tried to counter criticism that it wasn't doing enough to contain the outbreak.
The United States said Sunday that it was looking into claims of a new chemical weapons attack in Syria, after rebels and the government traded accusations over the use of chlorine gas in a central village.