A rising tide of climate-related lawsuits across the U.S. could represent an important new front in the fight to limit harm from a warming planet, and force energy companies to foot the bill for measures to address it. But against the staunch opposition of energy producers and federal agencies also targeted in some of the suits, it's uncertain how much impact the litigation will have.
A recent study found that contaminants in tap water could cause 100,000 cases of cancer over the course of 70 years.
Downtown Sacramento on Nov. 9, 2018, shrouded in smoke from the Camp Fire 90 miles away (Photo by Marjie Lundstrom) For a huge swath of Northern California, the air suddenly became hazardous last November. Thick smoke from the most destructive wildfire in state history was delivering a secondary [...]
Many Americans live within a city block of aging, natural gas storage wells that lack safety features to prevent major leaks.
While 40 percent of the nation's food supply winds up in landfills, a federal effort to curb waste is slow-moving, a new GAO report finds.
Growing cannabis indoors requires a huge amount of energy, but states are doing little to limit or monitor usage.
The Department of Energy is struggling to clean up the country's "biggest and scariest" radioactive waste sites, says the GAO
More than three years after federal agencies launched their investigation of crumb rubber fields, they have yet to issue any safety findings--frustrating parents, coaches, and the recycling industry.