Resurgence of Humpback Whales Exciting the Northwest

Once upon a time, the humpback whale population was bountiful in the Pacific Northwest. However, these mammals have been largely non-existent for nearly a century. Recently, humpbacks have made a major comeback in the Salish Sea, the Columbia River mouth, and the...

Researchers Propose Eco-Friendly Repurposing for Oil Field

Edinburgh researchers have developed an innovative plan that could bring the Beatrice oil field back to life — for an eco-friendly purpose. The study, published in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, was part of the University’s GeoEnergy MSc program....

Hawaiian Coral Reefs on the Mend

Parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii has been wrecked for decades from overfishing and trawling — but things seem to be on the mend. A research team from Florida State University and Texas A&M University has seen signs the...

EPA Concludes Multimillion Dollar Soil Cleanup Project in Nevada

Eureka, N.V. soil just got a whole lot healthier. In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of a $20 million residential and commercial soil cleanup in the town. The EPA has removed more than 56,000 cubic yards of arsenic- and...

California Shook by Largest Earthquake in Two Decades

Southern California residents endured an unexpected shake on July 4 — and another the following day. Clocking in at magnitudes of 6.4 and 7.1, respectively, the second earthquake was the largest to hit the region in nearly two decades. In fact, it was one of the...

Cleanup Plan in the Works for CPS/Madison Superfund Site

Actions are underway to clean up the CPS/Madison Superfund site in Old Bridge, N.J. In late April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed a proposed plan to expand and enhance the site’s existing groundwater treatment system, as well as treating tainted...

Nuclear Reactors Tapped to Solve Climate Change

Solving climate change might prove to be easier than anticipated. Generation 4 nuclear reactors are currently in the works, and they’re slated to have significantly lower carbon emissions than wind and solar energy sources. Additionally, they’re poised to be more...