Environment
Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains
Jun 4, 2020

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains

Clogs in sewers and storm water drains are increasing during the pandemic as home-bound Americans are seeking alternatives to bathroom tissue because of occasional shortages, while stepping up efforts to sanitize their dwellings and themselves

Jun 3, 2020

Dead zone prediction: Larger than average; not near record

Scientists say high rivers and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from farm and urban runoff mean a larger than average oxygen-starved “dead zone” is likely this year off the Louisiana coast

Jun 2, 2020

Florida woman discovers alligators fighting by her home

A woman in route to get her morning coffee was jolted awake with pounding on her front door she later discovered to be two alligators fighting in front of her home in Florida

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control
Jun 1, 2020

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Health experts are concerned that protests erupting across the nation and the law enforcement response to them will upend efforts to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control
Jun 1, 2020

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Health experts are concerned that protests erupting across the nation and the law enforcement response to them will upend efforts to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway

Probe: Top US official misused office to get son-in-law job
May 29, 2020

Probe: Top US official misused office to get son-in-law job

Investigators in a report obtained by The Associated Press say a senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency

Court rejects bid to revive cancelled US pipeline program
May 28, 2020

Court rejects bid to revive cancelled US pipeline program

A U.S. appeals court has turned down a request by the Trump administration to revive a permit program that allows new oil and gas pipelines to be built across water bodies

Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill
Apr 20, 2020

Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

Ten years after the nation's biggest offshore oil spill fouled its waters, the Gulf of Mexico sparkles in the sunlight and its fish are safe to eat

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