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Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS
In more than 30 places around the country, people are drinking water with dangerously high levels of artificially produced chemicals. Here's what to know about PFAS, and what you can do if you've been exposed.
Workers cleaning out one of New York City’s dirtiest canals have uncovered historic relics covered in toxic gunk
Raw sewage tanks overflow into the Gowanus, which contains amounts of heavy metals like arsenic that are 60 times higher than healthy exposure levels. As part of the EPA's cleanup, workers recently found relics that go back to Brooklyn's industrial past, including a "crash boat" from World War II.
The automakers and the oil companies have long been thought to have shared interests. But when it comes to California's waiver to set its own mileage and emissions standards, those interests may diverge. The EPA has taken on California in a looming battle that big oil wants but big auto doesn't.
Vintage EPA photos reveal what Midwestern industrial cities looked like before the US regulated pollution
On Earth Day as the Trump Administration plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, old EPA photos show the Midwest before the agency's pollution regulations.
9 noteworthy environmental protections Scott Pruitt was working to roll back at the EPA before his departure
Amidst all the scandals, Pruitt pushed for rapid widespread rollbacks of environmental protections that many consider essential for human health and for keeping air and water clean, instead favoring the fossil fuel industry.
What to know about Andrew Wheeler, who will take Scott Pruitt’s place as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency
After Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, President Trump quickly tweeted that second-in-command Andrew Wheeler would take Pruitt's place. Here's what we know about the former coal lobbyist.
Among other things, the now-former EPA administrator made a point of clearly and repeatedly saying that he served Trump. Pruitt is at the center of more than a dozen investigations surrounding his behavior at the EPA.
Soon after the EPA's founding, the agency dispatched photographers to capture America's environmental issues. As the Trump administration rolls back several environmental regulations, some worry that the country's water and air could return to this state.
Here's what the US looked like before the Environmental Protection Agency. President Trump's EPA wants to kill the Clean Power Plan and other regulations. Now that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced plans to retire, it could become easier to overturn environmental rules.
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday afternoon that his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, had resigned.