The analysis of fine-particle matter, which includes soot, shows how decisions made decades ago about where to build highways and industrial plants continue to harm the health of Black, Latino and Asian Americans.
Federal courts may have made Biden’s work easier. Judges have repeatedly rejected Trump’s environmental rules, including his recent decision not to fine private citizens and industry when they unintentionally kill massive numbers of birds.
The containment system’s success could be a serious setback to Taylor Energy’s efforts to stop the containment effort.
Rep. Joe Cunningham’s stunt made a bang in a subcommittee hearing that questioned NOAA’s decision to permit seismic testing.
Six years after it was hit by a wasting disease, the sunflower sea star is all but gone, and the domino effect threatens to unravel an entire marine ecosystem.
The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland.
The National Marine Fisheries Service will issue permits to five companies for oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast.
Whether the 10 million acres of forest that burned in the U.S. last year is a record, as the Obama administration recently announced, or an exaggeration, as some environmentalists claim, is a source of heated debate in a long-running fight over how to manage the nation's forests.
The nation is closing in on its worst wildfire season in recorded history, with nearly 9.8 million acres already burned -- a good portion of which comes from Alaska.
A study finds that two ocean fish - the big-eyed scad and the lookdown - have fine-tuned a method of avoiding predators by hiding in light. Elements in their silvery skin render them nearly impossible to see.
Researchers knew California's drought was already a record breaker when they set out to find its exact place in history, but they were surprised by what they discovered: It has been 500 years since what is now the Golden State has been this dry.
As a drought tightens its grip on the Pacific Northwest, burning away mountain snow and warming rivers, state officials and Native American tribes are becoming increasingly worried that one of the region's most precious resources wild salmon might disappear.
The question of which isolated streams and wetlands qualify for protection under the Clean Water Act has been in dispute for a decade. All ephemeral and intermittent streams, and the wetlands that are connected or next to them, will be subject to federal oversight under the proposed rule.
They say U.S. critter assassins work in secret, quietly laying traps, lacing food with poison, sniping at targets from helicopters. Few people know exactly how the hits go down; the methods are largely hidden.
Marine scientists say sea stars off the nation's eastern and western coasts and as far north as Southeast Alaska are under attack by a disease that turns their bodies to goo, and the results are gruesome.