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The capacity of the seas to absorb carbon has reached a limit, and acidification is threatening the ocean food chain. Fresh water sources, too, are under great pressure from climate disruption. The specter of hunger and thirst is haunting scientists, as unprepared communities face water management challenges as never before.

As Arctic ice dwindles, theories that polar bears can adapt their fat-heavy diet are debunked in a new paper.
Scientists studying the effects of Arctic melting have found themselves in what you could call the...
04/01/2015 | Read More
Yellowstone River becomes a mystifying mix of oil, ice and water; pipeline company trucks in 10,000 gallons of water a day for town of 6,000.
This article has been updated on Jan. 22 at 4:00 PM to reflect more recent estimates on the maximum...
01/21/2015 | Read More
An American admiral is in line to lead the eight-nation Arctic Council as a climate steward and a caretaker of the ocean.
This year is expected to bring a breakthrough for global climate action—and that includes the...
01/05/2015 | Read More
Legislators want to strengthen regulations to protect the state's water supplies from oil spills, but they are powerless.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas state legislators leery of lax federal oversight of oil pipelines have...
10/07/2013 | Read More
The burst pipeline runs through a golf course, a berry farm, a daycare center, rivers. People along the route wonder, What if it had happened to us?
This is Part 1 of a series looking at the people and scenery along the route of ExxonMobil’s...
09/03/2013 | Read More
Once black with oil, the Kalamazoo River runs clear now. But EPA orders dredging and says it will be years before the spill's long-term effects are known.
The Kalamazoo River near Marshall, Mich. is a place of serenity these days. It ripples lazily past...
07/25/2013 | Read More
The suit that state and federal officials recently filed could signal they are especially upset with Exxon's conduct. It could also be politics as usual.
The lawsuit that state and federal officials in Arkansas filed last week against ExxonMobil is...
06/19/2013 | Read More
Tests are being conducted to determine whether some of the oil that remains in the Kalamazoo River has been pushed into previously uncontaminated areas.
Heavy rain that pushed the Kalamazoo River over its banks last month is being factored into the...
05/29/2013 | Read More
He wants a pipeline moved out of an Ark. watershed, but thinks a pipeline through the Ogallala aquifer is a good idea. The contradiction grates on critics.
Rep. Tim Griffin, a staunch supporter of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, recently asked...
05/09/2013 | Read More
A crucial number is removed, without explanation, from the EPA website that is tracking the cleanup of the 2010 dilbit spill Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.
A key piece of data related to the biggest tar sands oil spill in U.S. history has disappeared from...
05/06/2013 | Read More

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