New research shows that injecting wastewater deep underground can cause earthquakes far from the injection site. It also raises questions about which rock layers are the safest injection targets.
Food systems must be transformed to produce more nutritious food with a lower environmental footprint.
In an increasingly urban world, trees can make a major difference. One study found that, for every dollar invested in planting, megacities saw a $2.50 return on their investment.
World Water Day shines a light on the importance of safe, clean drinking water, but a new report finds Canada's freshwater systems are under stress.
Perth, unlike Cape Town, faces no prospect of its tapwater running out. But other problems lurk beneath the surface, as the city's drying climate puts increasing pressure on irrigation and wetlands.
Once unleashed, glitter gets everywhere – not just in your house, but into the environment. Time to call a halt to the glitter explosion.
The UK water infrastructure needs rethinking with the increasing population demands and the contaminants found in our water.
There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. We have the technology to turn waste water into a vital resource.
Developed and developing countries alike struggle with water quality problems. For World Water Day, a look at the challenges – and some potential solutions – to better treating wastewater.
Expecting the rest of the world to adopt expensive, centralized sewage treatments systems common in the U.S. is not realistic.
Wastewater treatment systems around the world are hamstrung by outdated tests that don't identify a growing array of pathogens or identify the sources of pollutants.
Edo, which gave rise to Tokyo, was also the world's largest city three centuries ago. Facing ecological collapse, Edo developed a culture and practices that supported sustainable living.
There's a debate over whether fracking should be introduced into Florida, a state with a unique geology and hydrology that introduces a long list of environmental concerns.
Long-term drought and water shortages in many parts of the U.S. are spurring interest in ways to reuse graywater -- the water that drains from sources such as showers, bathtubs and washing machines.
The simple act of shampooing and conditioning our hair, even with green products, results in more than 30 chemicals being washed into our sewers.
Geosciences can be a valuable tool in the fight to provide Sub-Saharan Africa with safe drinking water.
Despite improvements, there are still millions of people without adequate sanitation in Africa. Sustainable solutions that can be replicated elsewhere are being developed in South Africa.
The dramatic wastewater spill in the Animas River is past its critical phase but given the long history of untreated mine waste, there will surely be more like it.
Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.
The US Geological Survey recently confirmed what many people have already felt: that the rapid spread of fracking has led to more earthquakes.