Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.
All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states exhibit a shocking level of negligence.
Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks.
The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.
The full story about the administration's true role in this disaster may have to wait for the outcome of federal-level investigations.
A settlement with victims of an oil train crash in Lac-Mégantic still leaves the train's engineer and dispatcher, both Steelworkers, facing trial.
The well from which it came lacked a working safety valve; while one was supposed to be implemented back in 1979, the company failed to do this.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their present rate, ice shelves could collapse by the end of the century.
For the first time, there are signs of foliage die-back on sequoia seedlings, a rare and worrying prospect.
"Once again, we must confront a powerful blow from nature."