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Environment: News & features

Air Pollution Killed 7 Million in 2012, According to WHO

The Industrial Revolution may seem like a thing of the past to residents of developed countries, but those who live in developing countries are still …

Berlin Is Threatened From Below By Its Rising Water Table

While the American West stumbles forward into an already dangerous drought—and it's barely even summer—Berliners are simply not using enough water. …

Galapagos threat 'could unleash a disaster'

A new threat to the Galapagos Islands "could unleash a disaster," say officials: a cargo ship. At Galapagos officials' urging, Ecuador (which owns …

53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes

A proposed Canadian nuclear waste site near the shores of Lake Huron is facing mounting criticism from Michigan lawmakers who say it's dangerous and called on the federal government to intervene.<p>Ontario Power Generation (OPG), which supplies electricity in the Canadian province, has long had plans …

7 States Running Out Of Water: 24/7 Wall St.

In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the …