Environment

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Four Freedom Industries owners and managers have been charged with federal violations for their part in the January chemical spill in West Virginia, which saw a large portion of the Elk River contaminated with more than 7,000 gallons of hazardous waste, contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people. Dennis Farrell, William Tis, Charles Herzing...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Residents and fisheries in the Bristol Bay region had long-sought protection from oil and gas exploration. (Photo: Luke Strickland / Alaska Marine Conservation Council)
A pristine and ecologically rich region of Alaska will now be protected from...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Billions of tiny plastic fragments have accumulated in the deep sea, finds a...

Further

Though he gets the appeal of free snow cones and penguins, John Oliver is more worried about the environmental impact of an estimated 40,000 eager tourists a year traipsing to and inevitably trashing Antarctica. His solution: A hilarious anti-tourism PSA.