The FDA Finds Groceries Are Contaminated. But Will It Do Anything About That?
PFAS in water are already regulated. Environmental advocates think it's time for food to be regulated too.
In Venezuela, Repeated Power Outages Have Triggered a Water Crisis (in Photos)
As a result of repeated outages, millions of Venezuelans have suffered increasing shortages on basic supplies and services or have lost water completely in the past two weeks.
How Well Do States Keep Lead Out of School Drinking Water?
Last year, a government watchdog report found that about 13 million American children went to schools where officials discovered lead in their drinking water. Now, advocacy groups have graded states' school water policies.
The Damage From Flooding in the Midwest Is Still Mounting
As this water emergency quickly becomes a public-health crisis, here's what officials are reporting.
Why Does Flint Need Jaden Smith to Donate Water Filters?
The celebrity's foundation will donate water filtration systems to the Michigan city. But what does that say about how the city has handled its water crisis?
The Cost of Cleaning Up Nitrate Contamination Falls on America's Poorest Counties
A new report estimates that remediating contaminated small water systems could cost up to $666 a year per person.
The Environmental Protection Agency Puts a Top Children's Health Official on Leave
Researchers are worried that the EPA plans to reduce the Office of Children's Health Protection's influence, or shutter it altogether.
House Representatives From Michigan Introduce a Bill to Address PFAS Contamination
Congress will consider a bill requiring states to work with federal agencies to remove and remediate water contaminated with a dangerous chemical compound.
Hurricane Florence Has Already Flooded Pits of Toxic Waste in North Carolina
State agencies and environmental groups have recorded several breached or overflowing hog-waste pits and coal ash ponds—and the floodwaters are still rising.
Detroit Schools Shut Off Water Fountains After Tests Found Lead Contamination
Detroit public schools shut off the district-wide water supply last week after tests found elevated levels of lead or copper in 34 schools.
State Agencies Turn Up High Levels of Harmful Chemicals in a Michigan County's Water
Tests have revealed that water in Parchment, Michigan, contains 20 times the federal health advisory for dangerous substances known as PFAS.
Thirteen Million American Kids Went to Schools Last Year Where Officials Found Elevated Levels of Lead in the Drinking Water
An additional 18 million kids attended schools where officials didn't test the drinking water for lead, or where officials didn't know whether they had tested.
Did U.S. Government Agencies Intentionally Whitewash the Toxic Footprint of a Widely Used Chemical Compound?
Two new analyses make clear the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense have downplayed the public-health threat posed by chemicals used to develop Teflon and Scotchgard.
An EPA Summit on Contaminants in Drinking Water Draws Attention for Who It's Missing: Activists, Independent Scientists, and Journalists
The Environmental Protection Agency made a splash on Tuesday for barring journalists from three news outlets from attending, in person, a summit about contaminants in drinking water.
California Attorney General Plans Lawsuit Over Tijuana River Sewage Flowing Into U.S.
Over 12 million gallons of untreated wastewater has flowed into California from Mexico since 2015.
Can Anyone Clean Up California's Selenium-Contaminated Farm Runoff?
Even after 35 years of efforts to resolve the issue, toxic farm water is being pushed into a local park and showing up in the eggs of local bird species.
Dozens of Ponds Storing Toxic Coal Waste Are Located in Flood Zones
As the Trump administration attempts to roll back regulations on coal ash ponds, a new report highlights the dangers posed by storing toxic waste next to rivers.
Atoll Islands May Become Uninhabitable a Century Earlier Than We Thought
Long before low-lying islands are swallowed by sea level rise, wave-related flooding could contaminate their freshwater resources.
Water Contamination in Coachella Valley Is Pushing Its Mobile Home Communities Into a Corner
A sprawl of mobile home parks house 10,000 people in Southern California's Coachella Valley, but their drinking water is chronically contaminated. Now some solutions are in sight.