Researchers have found that the polluting effects of releasing treated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) may last much longer than previously thought.
Imagine going through your day without access to clean, safe water in your home for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing whenever you need it. According to a new report from UNICEF and the World Health Organization, 2.1 billion people around the world face that challenge every day. And the task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls, especially in rural areas.
Scientists can now use DNA fragments suspended in water—called environmental DNA—to detect and catalog invasive or native fish species.
Due to a range of factors, mountain forests store more carbon than forests on flat land or low slopes, new research indicates.
Do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food? The idea of environmental human rights is receiving growing attention worldwide, driven by our global ecological crisis. But the United States has lagged behind in codifying these rights into laws and in successfully furthering them.