Despite the now-boundless reach of his famous TV programs, more people than ever are out of touch with the natural world, the iconic naturalist David Attenborough warned at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, BBC reported.

Warning that the world is failing to protect people from climate-fueled disasters, a coalition of global leaders launched an effort yesterday to jump-start adaption efforts, the Guardian reported.  

The manifestations of climate change vary from place to place, but from city centers to the American Southwest and beyond, the anxiety and despair that comes extreme weather has begun to show. Amid this “ecological grief,” researchers have found a spreading decline in…

Michigan's woefully slow response to astronomical lead levels in Flint's drinking water "radicalized" local pediatrician Hanna-Attisha, she writes. The debt-ridden city switched its water supply to cut costs, and officials ignored the attendant lead disaster. So she…

Wastewater treatment plants that take runoff from drug manufacturing sites are laced with anti-fungals, anti-histamines, anti-inflammatories and other drugs.

The EPA’s Science Advisory Board is re-thinking Scott Pruitt’s plan to restrict the agency’s use of scientific studies to those using public data. In a memo, SAB working group members wrote that the “Secret Science” rule could remove “legal, ethical, and peer-reviewed…

Yesterday, a southern Pakistani city may have seen the hottest April day ever reliably recorded. Temperatures in Nawabshah soared Monday at 122.4 degrees, brought on by a "sprawling heat dome" over the northern Indian Ocean, writes Jason Samenow. Nawabshah's March high, 113…

By his 2nd birthday, Michael’s blood lead levels were 6 times over the threshold to trigger CDC case management recommendations. He lived in one of 37 million US homes coated in poisonous lead paint. The CDC will soon lower its childhood blood lead level threshold once…

There are no schools, jobs, or hospitals in Mahul, a former fishing village east of Mumbai. Sewage flows into the streets.  

Aging infrastructure increasingly ushers pharmaceutical pollution into urban waterways. Its impact on aquatic ecosystems is largely still a mystery—but new research sheds some light.