Fears about the situation at Duke’s L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

New research finds that a vast area of Antarctica retreated when Earth's temperatures weren't much warmer than they are now.

The big threat is often water, not wind, but experts struggle to explain that.

Environmental casualties: Soaked hog farms, flooded coal ash pits and threatened sewage systems.

The rollback of the 2016 rule is the fourth reversal of an Obama-era climate rule in less than two months.

With rivers still rising and roads inundated, officials warn evacuees it’s not safe to go home.

Sea-level rise will definitely make Hurricane Florence's storm surge larger and more deadly, scientists say.

The League of Conservation Voters and other groups are donating to Democrats they believe will counter Trump’s environmental policies.

Residents of Minden have suspected for years that PCB contamination is behind cancers and other illnesses.

A new study shows that we have a lot to worry about when it comes to changing hurricanes as the planet warms.

The wave generated was as much as 600 feet high in a narrow Alaskan fjord.

The administration would allow individuals and corporations to harm or kill massive numbers of birds, even in a catastrophe such as the BP oil spill, if they can show they didn't actually mean the birds harm.

EPA inspector general Arthur Elkins said the agency had no formal threat assessment process in place to determine what level of protection was actually warranted.

When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invited Wyatt Hoback and Douglas Leasure late last year to help it assess the threat farming posed to an endangered beetle they spent years studying, the two bi...

There are “weird things happening in the Gulf of Maine,” a scientist says.

Eight months after President Trump's first nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety office was forced to withdraw amid controversy, the White House is poised to tap centrist Alexandra Dunn to head the division.

Dozens of bills and executive orders that aim to restrict high-profile protests have been introduced in at least 31 states since January 2017.

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The Trump administration has lost three separate cases involving environmental rollbacks this week, showing that reversing Obama-era policies is harder than it looks.

A day after reports of a proposal to potentially sell off public land that was once under federal protection inside a national monument, the Interior Department reversed the decision. Officials said it contradicted Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to not sell or transfer federal land.

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