Public Health Crisis Looms as California Identifies 600 Communities at Risk of Water-System Failures

A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them.

Tara Lohan

Using Hydrogen Fuel Risks Locking in Reliance on Fossil Fuels, Researchers Warn

Electrification of cars and home boilers is best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists.

Damian Carrington The Guardian

In Water-Stressed Turkey, Cities Look to Solutions New and Old

With climate change poised to increase drought vulnerability, experts point to the need for action.

Sümeyra Tansel

Florida Seeks Solution to Invasive Reptile Problem with Pet Tagging Initiative

Green iguana and tegu owners must now get their reptiles microchipped like any conventional pet.

Richard Luscombe The Guardian

Joining Forces in Pursuit of Justice for Monsanto Victims

How an eclectic band of lawyers came together to build the case against the agribusiness giant’s toxic herbicides, Roundup and Ranger Pro.

Carey Gillam

Solving the Mystery of New Guinea’s Highland Wild Dogs

Research pointing to origins of this rare canine could aid conservation efforts.

Richard Pallardy

Environmental Protest Is Being Criminalized Around the World, Say Experts

More than 400 climate scientists sign letter saying activists are being targeted at pivotal time in fight against global heating.

Matthew Taylor The Guardian

Fight Over Proposed Mine by Menominee River has Brought Together Unlikely Allies

Recent court decision is a setback for the planned Black Forty mine, but it is not the end of the project.

Al Gedicks

Drought-Hit California Orders Nestlé to Stop Pumping Millions of Gallons of Water

Nestlé, accused of taking millions more gallons than it is entitled to, receives draft cease-and-desist order from state officials.

Maanvi Singh The Guardian

Agriculture’s Greatest Myth: There Isn’t an Impending Food Crisis

Most global food models either underestimate global food supply or overestimate demand and thus tend to predict a crisis even when there isn't one.

Jonathan Latham

Can Biden Actually Make the 50 Percent Emissions Cut Happen?

Grounding the ambition of the climate summit in policy design and implementation will be tough work.

Morgan Bazilian and David Victor

US Vows to Cut Emissions at Least 50 Percent by 2030 Ahead of Climate Summit

Move comes as the US scrambles to regain international credibility after the climate denialist presidency of Donald Trump.

Oliver Milman The Guardian

Turning the Tide on Large-Scale Hydropower

In Colombia, activists and scientists are boosting mega-dam resistance by showing the cumulative impacts of these destructive projects.

Daniel Henryk Rasolt

Interstate Water Wars are Heating Up Along with the Climate

States should put at least as much effort into reducing water use as they do into litigation, because there are no guaranteed winners in water lawsuits.

Robert Glennon

Sailing the Seas on Reused Plastic

A Swahili dhow known as the FlipFlopi shows that environmental innovation can coexist with tradition.

Tasha Goldberg

A Plea to Recognize the Legal Rights of the Maas River

I am advocating for a new legal status for the Maas in the hope that it becomes the first river in Europe with rights.

Jessica den Outer