Societies celebrate heroes and commemorate tragedies. But why is there so little public acknowledgment of environmental disasters?
A fire and decades of silver and lead mining created the largest contiguous Superfund site in the nation in what today is one of the fastest-growing states. It includes popular Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The Canadian government needs to regulate and, eventually, stop the continued release of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ into the environment and also prevent the creation of any toxic replacements.
Millions of people worldwide are exposed via soil and water to arsenic, whether naturally occurring or related to pollution. Chronic exposure is linked to the formation of cancer stem cells.
Yes, there are forever chemicals in biosolids we use on farms. Here’s why we don’t need to panic … yet
Thornapple or jimsonweed and related plants have an interesting history – from an early asthma treatment to intoxicated British soldiers.
Listeria causes serious illness and food recalls nearly every year.
PFAS can be filtered, but getting rid of the chemicals is a monumental challenge. A new breakthrough offers some hope.
New regulations for protecting water resources during oil exploration are inadequate and should be reviewed.
Climate change is colliding with old factory sites where soil or water contamination still exist, and the most vulnerable populations are particularly at risk.
Some people are outraged that human negligence will disfigure the Moon. But that’s not the main issue.
African government and international funding partners should focus on building laboratories in different parts of Africa to support plastic pollution research.
As surface water diminishes in the Western US, people are drilling deeper wells – and tapping into older groundwater that can take thousands of years to replenish naturally.
The Nigerian government must shore up efforts to stop the pollution of aquatic environments.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
The space laws designed to protect planets and moons from contamination.
Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.
In my 30 years of research, I keep uncovering long-standing environmental issues the mining industry doesn’t seem to learn from.
At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.