"The Obama administration directed the EPA to focus on climate-related threats. Now, the Trump administration refuses to even use the word."
Water & Oceans
"PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects."
"After a wildfire ripped through central California last month, residents in the Riverside Grove neighborhood in the Santa Cruz Mountains discovered another danger: contaminated water coursing through their pipes."
"Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause sea level rises of about two and a half metres around the world, even if the goals of the Paris agreement are met, research has shown."
"Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday."
"New findings suggest a previously unknown virus may play a role in the sudden death of many freshwater mussels in recent years."
"Many residents of Martin County, Kentucky, won’t drink their tap water, a legacy of years of mismanagement".
"In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive".
"A “crazy year” in the Arctic has resulted in the second-lowest extent of sea ice in the region, scientists said Monday. Researchers with the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the minimum was most likely reached on Sept. 15, with 1.44 million square miles of ocean covered in ice. Since then, with temperatures falling and new ice forming, coverage has been increasing."