The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled what officials called a historic effort to rein in a class of long-lasting chemicals, known as PFAS, that scientists say pose serious health risks.
The agency’s inspection rate last year is half of what it was in 2010, while the civil penalties levied against polluters is the lowest since 1994.
A startling study says that the most devastating storms -- those, like Hurricane Michael, which intensify rapidly -- are already more common.
Experts say that climate change might already be fueling an increase in the number of billion-dollar disasters.
Scientists find the ocean will look different in the future as a warming climate changes populations of marine microorganisms called phytoplankton.
While it remains disputed, some scientists think the current polar vortex invasion is the kind of thing we should expect from climate change.
The president has insisted he did not concede in reversing course and agreeing to end the shutdown without funding for his proposed border wall.
Top official says the more EPA can bring companies into compliance with laws, “the fewer enforcement actions we need to take.”
The 22 page report to Congress highlighted 53 out of 79 bases exposed to current flooding risk -- but the Defense Department has thousands of installations.
Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. At least five deaths have been linked to the storm, according to officials.