Every thirty minutes, a Norfolk Southern train passes through East Palestine. Three months ago, no one in this northeastern Ohio village of just under 5,000 people would have batted an eye at the sight of the long trains passing through. No one would have turned a head at the sound of the train’s whistle as […]
Perhaps one day, robots could be cleaning up human-caused pollution in the ocean. At least that’s what scientists at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) hope to achieve with the development of Jellyfish-Bot, a robotic device that resembles a jellyfish that could help pick up pollutants underwater. The robot is about the size of […]
On Saturday, we celebrated our mother Earth. Now, it’s time to celebrate the human beings who defend her. The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize winners — chosen from all six continents for their grassroots environmental activism — were announced Monday and will be formally celebrated at the San Francisco Opera House at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. […]
America’s waterways need help. Threats such as industrial pollution, poorly planned development, and climate change are widespread. In some cases, help could be imminent—but only with support from the public and lawmakers, according to a report out today from the conservation group American Rivers.
Researchers have found polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in samples of sediment sourced about 8,000 meters deep in the Atacama Trench, a deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles (160 kilometers) off the coasts of Peru and Chile. Despite bans spanning back to the 1970s, PCB remains are still threatening the environment. New research, published […]
If the Donlin Gold Mine is built as planned in Southwest Alaska, it would be the largest pure gold mine in the world. It would also lead to the filling of thousands of acres of wetlands, harm salmon and rainbow smelt and risk a catastrophic spill of 20 to 40 percent of the up to 568 million tons of toxic waste that could end up stored behind a 471-foot tailings dam.
In 1926, in the heart of the Jim Crow South, a Black man named James Blaine Smith succeeded in buying 600 acres of land near Sparta, Georgia, and launched a successful farming business. Nearly 100 years later, his grandson and his family and neighbors are fighting to protect that land from the encroachment of a […]
On Friday, thousands of gallons of a water-soluble acrylic latex polymer solution were released into a tributary of the Delaware River, which supplies more than half of Philadelphia’s drinking water. The release of the chemicals into Otter Creek began late Friday night from the Trinseo Altuglas plant in Bristol, PA, according to a statement from […]
Swiss air quality technology company IQAir released its fifth annual assessment of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 pollution in cities, nations and regions around the world and found that only six countries met the World Health Organization’s (WHO) updated safe levels of the deadly air pollutant.