Chemicals commonly used for shale drilling were discovered in the tap water of three Pennsylvania homes, according to a new analysis.
Polar bears have enough to worry about with climate change, and now new research shows that their health is threatened by environmental contaminants, which are starting to affect their endocrine system and reproduction.
Minnesota's Grand Portage National Monument (GPNM) is a homage to the state's rich fur-trading past. However, researchers are now finding that this history does not come without consequence, as the monument and areas around it now boast a stunningly high rate of toxic mercury contamination.
Even nearly three decades after the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, grazing animals in Norway are still feeling the effects. Reindeer in particular have seen a stunning amount of radioactive contamination, boasting disturbing and inordinate levels of the radioactive substance Caesium-137. Alarmingly, this most current season had led to surprisingly high levels of radioactive concentration.
There's a reason that the Town makes you clean up after your dog, and it is really not all about inconveniencing those around you. Dog feces left to wash into groundwater and waterways can lead to some serious illness, and now experts are suggesting that this could be a far more serious contaminant problem than anyone could have imagined.
New research has revealed that flowback fluid, or wastewater, from "hydrofracking" causes the release of particles in soil that bind to pollutants, which have the potential to contaminate groundwater.
Duke Energy, in agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, announced Monday that it will pay all cleanup costs associated with the recent Dan River spill.