A Duke University study finds high methane levels in ground water near where fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has occurred. Fracking is a controversial practice to extract natural gas from shale.
Two environmental groups report that at least 31 cases of coal ash waste contamination in 14 states are not listed by the EPA. Dangerous chemicals include arsenic, selenium, and boron.
Liberals cheered the first Hispanic justice, but conservatives say Sotomayor ultimately backed away from a liberal view of the Constitution.
Agency’s move lays the foundation for expanding US regulation of thousands of companies.
US Supreme Court will decide if Lower Slate should be disposal site for mine wastes.
Hundreds of landfills and slurry ponds – like the one that failed in Tennessee – are dotted across the US, endangering communities and water supplies.
Steve Gehman and Betsy Robinson brave frostbite, avalanches, and bears to track the imperiled animal in the northern Rockies.
Drastic federal action to try to save chinook salmon is latest move in ongoing battle.