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Your favorite fishing stream may be at high risk from climate change – here’s...

Many streams that people count on for fishing, water and recreation are warming as global temperatures rise. But they aren’t all heating up in the same way.

‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior –...

President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to lead the Department of the Interior is historic on many levels.

To make less-harmful road salts, we’re studying natural antifreezes produced by fish

De-icing salts can pollute water bodies. Taking a page from nature, scientists hope to develop effective but more benign antifreeze compounds.

Two-thirds of Earth’s land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms...

There are growing concerns that many regions of the world will face water crises in the coming decades as rising temperatures exacerbate drought conditions.

Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires – it’s a risk in...

Heat-damaged plastic pipes can continue to leach chemicals into water over time, and ridding a water system of the contamination can take months and millions of dollars.

Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread...

Studies have shown that testing wastewater offers an early warning signal about the prevalance of the coronavirus in the community.

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are widespread and threaten human health – here’s a strategy for...

Hundreds of scientists call for a comprehensive, effective plan to manage PFAS chemicals to protect public health.

Wildfires can poison drinking water – here’s how communities can be better prepared

Two environmental engineers argue that communities need to upgrade building codes to keep wildfires from causing widespread contamination of drinking water systems.

The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too

With millions of people under stay-at-home orders, water is sitting in the pipes of empty office buildings and gyms, getting old and potentially dangerous.

Small streams and wetlands are key parts of river networks – here’s why they...

The Trump administration's new rule ends federal protection under the Clean Water Act for many small streams and wetlands. But a scientist argues these are critical parts of river systems.