The pace of the temperature increase around the North Pole in recent decades was four times higher than the rest of the planet, researchers found.
MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The economic burden associated with exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States is at least $5.52 billion annually, according to a study published online July 26 in Exposure and Health.
It’s more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this have a history of laying the foundation for effective treaties and national laws.
NONFICTION: Minneapolis writer Kathryn Savage mourns her father's death and the environmental disasters that affect all of us. "Groundglass" by Kathryn Savage; Coffee House Press (210 pages, $16.95) ——— Kathryn Savage's debut lyric essay "Groundglass" is about mourning — particularly the loss of her father to gastric cancer. Like Joan Didion in "The Year of Magical Thinking," Savage approaches ...
Patagonia is home to multiple types of penguins that live across the region's diverse environments, including gentoo penguins, Magellanic penguins and king penguins.
New aerial surveys show massive amounts of methane venting into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations across the Permian Basin. An AP investigation pieced together the companies most likely responsible.
The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list.
The city of Waterloo has vowed to run on carbon-free electricity by 2035. In addition to working with local businesses, the city mentioned its e-scooter program, as well as eventually designing a biogas reuse project.
On May 25, nine researchers, led by the Morton Arboretum and the United States Botanic Garden, came across a specimen of Quercus tardifolia, a type of oak thought to be extinct since 2011, at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term exposures to extreme heat and air pollution are individually associated with an increased risk for mortality, with an even greater impact seen with coexposure, according to a study published online June 21 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Even the king cobra is "vulnerable." More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, says a new study.
The US saw the highest number of "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" air quality days between 2018 and 2020 than it ever had before, according to a report released Thursday by the American Lung Association.
The Biden administration made secret plans to weaken protection for whooping cranes, and documents obtained through an open records request show officials "seem to have been deliberately misleading the public," environmentalists say.
I am continually amazed that the IPCC scientists don't throw up their collective hands in disgust at humanity's inability to awaken from its slumbers and stop issuing reports altogether.
Many species of birds are laying their eggs earlier than before due to climate change, according to a new study.
The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that is headed to President Joe Biden's desk pours billions into Illinois in the areas of energy and science, according to a breakdown of appropriations listed by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
Seven people were shot and injured Sunday afternoon in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said.
Federal officials want Illinois' attorney general to ensure that a pipeline operator conducts a proper cleanup after an estimated 165,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in southern Illinois.
The Illinois attorney general has been asked to take action against a pipeline operator after the release of about 165,000 gallons of oil near Edwardsville.
This year, Chicago’s downtown Riverwalk will see climate change-themed projections light up the night as Art on theMart returns with its spring 2022 programming, presented in partnership with Shedd Aquarium.
Environmental groups hope the pause will give them time to press for cancellation of any construction through the prairie, known as Bell Bowl.