The EPA is taking public comments on the pesticide Triclosan, which may be, among other things, an endocrin disruptor and is ubiquitous in the environment.
Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.
Scientists can take an important lesson from the "climategate" debacle by recognizing that even when thorough and rigorous science is performed, the need for openness and clarity still exists.
Researchers in California looked at sticking a big straw in the Columbia River and sucking it all the way to California.
Since regulatory agencies are often unable and/or unwilling to provide this information, Food & Water Watch used the USDA's Census of Agriculture to calculate the number of mega-livestock facilities in each county, providing an outstanding visual representation of national and state distribution trends.
Assuming you're not an out-of-touch 18th century monarch, you probably realize that not everyone has access to fresh, healthful food. At the most basic level, lack of access can be attributed to three factors: financial resources, the cost of food and food availability.
The NYC Water System archive, which has just been restored, has photos, drawings and documents that captured the process of designing and building the extensive system.
Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.
Michael E. "Aquadoc" Campana's story is a testament to the fact that at times something can be found unexpectedly--like a career in hydrogeology. Dr. Campana is a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State Univ., the president of a professional water resources association and a prolific blogger.
Recently, I met a group of 20 or so curious people for a tour of the Yonker’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out where things go once you flush the toilet.
There's a whole world beyond the United States with differing resources, cultures and values placed on how and why water is used. A water footprint digital visualization helps us better understand.
Last year for Earth Day I asked Congress for a U.S. Energy Policy with far greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewables. All I got was socks. Again.
Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization that's reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi.
When you think about renewable energy you probably don't think about burning trash but Covanta Energy wants New York State to include Waste-to-Energy in its Renewable Portfolio Standard.
It’s World Water Week and this year’s theme is "Responding to Global Changes-Water in an Urbanising World." Here are a few examples of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure issues.
Just five years ago, director Chris Paine asked "Who Killed the Electric Car?" With his new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car," we get the inside story of how the EV has been reborn.