The Quanta Resources Superfund Site is one of 1,335 contaminated sites across America that the EPA deems most in need of cleanup. If Superfund status is any indicator, New Jersey has the dirtiest dirt in the country.
Since the removal of two dams on the Elwha River in the Pacific Northwest, salmon are spawning once again, animals large and small are returning to the river banks, and hundreds of acres of barren former lakebed are greening.
A growing number of estimates say global carbon dioxide emissions could fall 5% in 2020. That would be the largest annual drop on record. But climate researchers say there is little reason for celebration.
Two communities — one in Canada, one in the US — share both a border along the St. Marys River and a toxic legacy that has contributed to high rates of cancer. Now the towns are banding together to fight a ferrochrome plant planned to process chromite from Ontario's Ring of Fire.
As if we needed any more evidence that the world is a psychedelic hellscape, RuPaul—yeah, that RuPaul— and his husband are making money off the fracking industry. Yes, yes, this sounds like a wild conspiracy theory. But we've got the receipts.