The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. We share the stewardship of this precious resource with Canada and our joint responsibility is more vital today than ever before. That’s because water is becoming increasingly scarce around the globe. In the
The snowpack in the Rocky Mountains has been gradually thinning over much of the past century, and a new study attributes much of that to global warming.This year is a notable exception — unusually heavy snowfall throughout the Rockies this winter has caused a lot of flooding and water-management he
Evanston residents and other interested groups had their first chance Tuesday night to weigh in on a proposed ban on single-use shopping bags.While opinions ran the gamut - from favorable to opposed - all agreed that they would like to see Evanston become a greener place.
Engineers probing the ruined nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant are finding yet more damage. Not only did fuel melt in three reactors, they've just discovered a hole in one reactor vessel. And radioactive water continues to leak at the site.
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard an update today about the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
California is cracking down on invasive species, and that could have a big impact on national regulations due out later this year. The state has passed the strictest rules in the country to prevent cargo ships from bringing foreign plants and animals to San Francisco Bay.
Heavy storms and snowmelt in April saturated the Mississippi River, causing historic flooding across the central United States. The river is expected to crest on Monday in Memphis, Tenn., and move south, toward New Orleans.