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More Than A Year After Spill, Colorado's Gold King Mine Named Superfund Site

Thirteen months after an Environmental Protection Agency mistake sent millions of gallons of bright orange wastewater into a Colorado river, the agency has announced a cleanup for the Gold King Mine.

Judge's Order Halts Construction On Part Of North Dakota Pipeline

A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe a temporary restraining order against a company building a crude oil pipeline. It covers only a portion of what the tribe requested.
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Environmental Outlook: The Global Seed Vault

Scientists estimate that food production will need to increase by 50 percent by mid-century to keep pace with population growth and development. How a global seed vault can safeguard against food extinction.


Indiana Neighborhood Learns It's Had Lead-Contaminated Soil For Decades

Officials in East Chicago, Ind., notified some 1,000 residents about lead contamination in the soil at their low-income housing complex. Families will be displaced and the complex will be demolished.

Army Corps Doesn't Oppose Temporary Halt To Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's OK with a short pause while a federal court decides whether the Corps followed proper procedure in authorizing the pipeline's construction and operation.

Scientists Explore Purple Microbial Mats In The Depths Of Lake Huron

Researchers from around the world are visiting Lake Huron to look at purple mats deep below the water's surface. They believe these mats could explain how the Earth's oxygen rich air developed 2.4 billion years ago.

For Lizards, Climate Change Is A Deadly — And Complex — Threat

Scientists knew that lizards, which bask in the sun for warmth, are vulnerable to climate change. A new study suggests the hazards are more complicated, and possibly worse, than previously believed.

China Shows G20 World Leaders Its Temporarily Blue Skies

As world leaders arrive in China for the G20 summit, China is cleaning up the facade of the city of Hangzhou by closing hundreds of factories for one week, making the skies temporarily smog-free.

How Fossil Fuel Production Relates To Earthquakes

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit Oklahoma on Saturday morning. StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Joe Wertz talks about earthquakes and their connections to oil and gas production.

Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma; One Of Strongest Recorded In State

The quake struck at a depth of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) and was felt in five states, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.