- Puerto Rico Tap Water Violates Safety Standards, Environmental Group Says May 10, 2017
A Natural Resources Defense Defense Council study finds the island has the highest rate of drinking water violations in the U.S. The group calls for investment in upgrades.
- Lead Dust From Firearms Can Pose A Silent Health Risk May 10, 2017
The Department of Defense has increased protections for military personnel from exposure to lead from firearms. It can be a health problem for people using recreational shooting ranges, too.
- Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule May 10, 2017
It's a rare victory for environmentalists so far under President Trump. The Senate rejection to rolling back an Obama-era regulation was close — tipping after three Republican senators voted no.
- Location A Bigger Influence Than Race For Children In Public Housing May 9, 2017
A new study finds that the neighborhood where children in public housing live impacts their life outcomes in more significant ways than race does.
- 'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur May 9, 2017
The Beibeilong was a giant, birdlike dinosaur that lived some 90 million years ago. Scientists say it had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull and could grow to more than 26 feet long.
- Trump Will Decide If U.S. Should Withdraw From Climate Accord May 9, 2017
The Paris accord commits nations to reduce carbon emissions. Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Segal, a lobbyist who represents a range of energy companies, who wants the U.S. to stay in the deal.
- There Must Be More Productive Ways To Talk About Climate Change May 9, 2017
Rachel Martin talks to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who stresses how unproductive it is to label someone a "climate denier."
- Trump's Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution May 8, 2017
The Sea Grant program, which funds research on coastal environments, is slated by White House for elimination in 2018. If it goes, a project that finds leaking septic tanks goes down the drain, too.
- Google Moves In And Wants To Pump 1.5 Million Gallons Of Water Per Day May 8, 2017
The company says it needs that much water to cool its servers at a South Carolina data center. Now, community leaders are having to balance economic benefits with environmental impact.
- As Coal Jobs Decline, Solar Sector Shines May 6, 2017
The loss of jobs has stung as the coal industry has declined. Renewable power — especially solar — is now where the jobs are. Solar jobs outnumber those in coal, but coal jobs pay more.