According to U.S. Drought Monitor scientists, southeast Alaska’s wettest area has been in extreme drought for two years. The scientists say this is a severe dryness that has never before been registered in the area.
While states, Tribes and oil companies have recently been given more discretion on drilling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is struggling with how to protect the environment and human health from the industry’s wastewater.
The Camp Fire in Paradise California killed more than 80 residents, destroyed 19,000 buildings, and six months afterward, the rural community is struggling to rebuild—only to learn more recently that its water pipes contain cancer-causing benzene.
Since 2017, Colorado has been grappling with a costly drought, but meteorologists now say that after heavy snow and rain fall, most of the state has recovered.
A new study demonstrates that drinking arsenic contaminated water can lead to future heart problems in young Native Americans. Arsenic, a toxic metal, can be found in contaminated groundwater.