'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought
A major drought across the western United States has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists said Thursday.
Patience pays off with methanol for uranium bioremediation
The legacy of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy development has left ground water and sediment at dozens of sites across the United States and many more around the world contaminated with uranium. The uranium is transported ...
Poland to invest 12.5 billion euros in shale gas by 2020
Poland will invest 50 billion zlotys (15.5 billion euros) in the exploration of shale gas by 2020, Finance Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski said Saturday.
Teamwork against benzene
The carcinogenic harmful substance benzene can seriously impact the soil and ground water following chemical accidents or at old industrial sites. Nevertheless, bacteria exist which can degrade this compound ...
Thailand: Astonishing 10 new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed
The semi-aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers, streams, canals, ponds, swamps and paddy system ...
Urban Indians 'growing concerned about pollution'
India's cities are becoming more polluted and unhealthy, according to a new survey published Monday showing growing concern about the impact of high economic growth on the environment.
2 gray whales stuck in N. Calif. river for month
(AP) -- Biologists say they're concerned about the health of a gray whale that's stranded in the Klamath River in Northern California after swimming up with her calf a month ago.
Polish report: shale gas extraction not harmful
(AP) -- A scientific study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn't harm the environment.
Critics: Burial site for Hudson PCBs is inadequate
(AP) -- Later this month, the first trainloads of PCB-tainted sludge dredged from the Hudson River will arrive and, in the eyes of critics, will turn a stretch of West Texas into New York's "pay toilet."
Hungry mosquitoes fly farther than you think
How far does a mosquito fly? Harry Boerema wants to know.
Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans
Thousands of people marched Sunday against a Canadian company's plans to open Europe's largest gold mine at Rosia Montana, in what has become one of the longest-running protests in post-communist Romania.
New fracking touted as Quebec eyes energy boom
Fresh moose tracks dot the ground where plans are afoot to dig for oil.
Sustainable landscape design for your property can be easier than you may think
Making your property more sustainable is a trend that seems to get more interest from homeowners every year. Many small changes can greatly improve sustainability and can be fairly simple to do, according to an Iowa State ...
Hungary toxic levels 'lower than expected' after spill
A year after Hungary's worst chemicals spill released vast amounts of poisonous red mud, levels of toxic substances are lower than feared but still above average, Greenpeace said on Wednesday.