In a highly anticipated encyclical, or public letter, Pope Francis issued a call to action to save the planet and backed scientists who say climate change is real and mostly caused by humans.
By PBS NewsHour
Recent studies have found that humans are using up water at a faster rate than it is being replenished. Judy Woodruff talks to James S. Famiglietti, a professor of Earth system science and civil and environmental engineering at the University…
By PBS NewsHour
Climate change is already impacting one of the most unique habitats in the world: Florida’s Everglades. Millions in South Florida depend on the vast watershed, once dubbed the “river of grass,” not to mention the hundreds of species of animals…
Former BP executive David Rainey was acquitted on charges of lying to congressional investigators after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
Millions come to the Grand Canyon every year to marvel at its natural beauty, but in a remote corner of the Navajo Nation, there's a part of the canyon that few tourists see. A group of developers hopes to change…
By Ariel Min and Joshua Barajas
For most of the week, hundreds of clean-up workers have collected globs of black goo and scrubbed rocks coated with the sticky substance to restore a California beach that was contaminated with oil.
A new NOAA study provides a verdict on how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster led to a flourish of dolphin deaths along the Gulf coast.
By Rebecca Lee
Australia will widen curbs on shipping around the Great Barrier Reef in an effort to protect the endangered coral system, the government said Saturday.
The Obama administration has essentially given oil company Royal Dutch Shell the go-ahead to start drilling off the coast of Alaska. Environmental groups have long warned of the dangers of doing so, but estimates show there may be as much…
By Nora Daly
An innovative anti-littering campaign in Hong Kong uses DNA samples gleaned off discarded debris, combined with demographic data based on the type of detritus and where it was found, to create digital portraits of perpetrators.
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