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America’s Toxic Disasters-in-Waiting

By Hiroko Tabuchi You may never have seen them, but vast open-air pools of toxic water, from hazardous mining byproducts to diluted pig waste, are a common feature at thousands of industrial and agricultural sites across the country. One of…

Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

They are ponds the size of city blocks: Wastewater pits that hold the hazardous byproducts of coal. Lagoons brimming with diluted pig excrement. Vast pools atop stacks of radioactive tailings. The risks posed by pools of waste like these, a…

Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.

One reason for the rise in plastic scrap from the United States, she said, could be the manufacturing of personal protective equipment that has been booming in Asia during the pandemic. “I can say with confidence that there is compliant…

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

“We have to get better at understanding these compound impacts,” said Michael Craig, an expert in energy systems at the University of Michigan who recently led a study looking at how rising summer temperatures in Texas could strain the grid…

Sin océanos no hay vida

Este es un artículo de Turning Points, una serie especial que ensaya sobre lo que los momentos críticos de este año podrían significar para el próximo. “Sin océanos no hay vida”. Por ser descendiente de la familia Cousteau, este mensaje…

Our Oceans, Our Future

As they do, they’ll unlock more of the ocean’s secrets. With only roughly 5 percent of Earth’s oceans explored thus far, there is an urgent need, and an ideal opportunity, to better understand how the ocean affects climate change, and…

Oil Refineries See Profit in Turning Kitchen Grease Into Diesel

But its chief executive, David Lamp, said the government’s role in subsidizing renewable diesel made it an inherently unstable business. Federal and state incentives could encourage the industry to produce more fuel than is needed. On the flip side, he…