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Water and Oceans

Water and OceansThe 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.
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...
Jan 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...
Jan 5, 2015 | Read More
On Oct. 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York City's waterfront. The Rockaway Peninsula in...
Oct 29, 2013 | Read More
Cleanup efforts in the early days after the March 29 Exxon spill
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...
Oct 7, 2013 | Read More

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, part of the United Nations and the world's largest scientific body on global warming, on Friday...

Sep 27, 2013 | Read More
Conway resident Megan Brown with a Pegasus map.
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...
Sep 3, 2013 | Read More
Dilbit disaster cleanup in Michigan
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...
Jul 25, 2013 | Read More
It has been three years since an oil pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. ruptured near Marshall, Mich....
Jul 25, 2013 | Read More
Stream near the site of ExxonMobil's Arkansas spill in the town of Mayflower.
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...
Jun 19, 2013 | Read More
Kayaks on the Kalamazoo River
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...
May 29, 2013 | Read More