U.S. growers rely on several pesticides that have been prohibited by other countries after being linked to health risks and the disappearance of bee colonies.
By some estimates, there are as many as half a million abandoned mines in the U.S., sites that have the potential to contaminate water, pollute soil, kill wildlife and sicken humans.
The ocean floor is a treasure trove of valuable minerals and metals, and the first deep-sea mine could begin operations as soon as 2017, but the environmental risks aren’t fully known.
An April environmental ministry report revealed that at least one-fifth of all arable land is contaminated with heavy metals, putting the country’s food supply at risk.
Many of the local officials urging the public to save water during California’s crippling drought actually are profligate water users themselves.
The water year that ended Tuesday was one of the driest on record for California. Let's take a look at what we can expect for the new year.
Mongolia boasts one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, thanks in part to a booming copper and gold mine. But it has struggled to live up to its promises of world-class environmental standards.
California’s in hot water – and you might be, too. Violators of the state’s new mandatory water restrictions, which started this week, face fines of up to $500.
The state’s driest three-year stretch in more than a century is taking its toll as farmers fallow fields, consumers see food prices rise and the land in the Central Valley literally sinks.
With the state facing a historic drought, an Oakland nonprofit is threatening legal action before the end of the month if districts don’t prove they’re complying.
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