The Delta House floating production facility southeast of Venice, Louisiana, released 7,950 to 9,350 barrels of oil making it the largest spill in more than seven years, even though it’s a fraction of the millions of barrels ejected in the 2010 incident.
The San Jacinto waste pits were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. EPA and industry differ on how to minimize contaminant risk.
Circle of Blue.
An agency spokesperson said they have no plans to remove it because such activity is outside the authority of the agency's Superfund program.
Northwest Indiana Times, Indiana.
Jobs, homes and lives are at risk when extreme weather strikes the communities that grow America's food.
Some recent research suggests that, over the long term, drinking water with nitrates at just half the U.S. limit raises cancer risks for children and adults.
Electric cars won’t eradicate gridlocks and air pollution, but carbon footprints could be cut by favouring pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit.
Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.
The administration is moving forward on decisions that depend on science despite leaving the top White House scientific position open.
Can the USDA continue to do its work amid major reorganizations and minimal appointments and new hires?
Using imported seed, "you are not sure if you will harvest enough to offset the costs" - so local seed is gaining ground, farmers say.
Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Lead poisoning in expectant mothers has fallen dramatically since lead was finally phased out of petrol in 2006.
Johannesburg Times, South Africa.
The fight isn't over yet. Lawyers for the logging company that sued plan to refile the complaint, and they have a similar lawsuit on behalf of a pipeline company.
The controversial expansion of a pipeline that would carry tar sands crude from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast will be doomed by the rising power of Indigenous land rights.
A researcher says he was surprised to find how four samples of New Zealand honey contained traces of a class of pesticides known for their role in the decline of bees.
New Zealand Herald.
The change in the natural flow of the Teles Pires river is reducing fish catches, which native people living in the lower stretch of the basin depend on as their main source of protein.
Inter Press Service.
There is renewed hope parts of East Antarctica will be declared marine protected areas, more than seven years after the proposal was first developed.
ABC News Online, Australia.
Rabobank NA is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.