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A pair of sisters sit in the doorway of their caravan in London.

England’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that children are living in shipping containers, doing homework on the toilet, and eating on floors. ...

The Children's Commissioner's Office found families living in cramped shipping containers, bed and breakfasts, and converted office buildings.
Sara Dean and her 2-year-old son, Patrick, at their home in Parchment, Michigan, a few months after it was discovered that Parchment's drinking water was contaminated with high levels of PFAS.

‘Forever chemicals’ linked to cancer and developmental issues lurk in the blood of almost every American. Here’s how to avoid them.

Most humans are exposed to PFAS through food and water, but the chemicals have also been found in clothing and cosmetics.
Hundreds of millions of nurdles were knocked off a vessel during a typhoon in Hong Kong in 2012.

Tiny pellets called ‘nurdles’ are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.

Nurdles from a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh can be used to make virgin-plastic items like phone cases or food packaging.
A sign outside St. Stephan's Church, where Newark residents gathered on July 17 to collect free water filters from volunteers.

Newark’s lead contamination crisis could be worse than Flint’s. Residents say the city is handling it all wrong.

Tests have found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in Newark, New Jersey, due to corroding lead pipes.

New Jersey’s largest city just handed out expired bottles of water to residents affected by the lead contamination crisis

Water doesn't spoil, but plastic bottles can leach chemicals over time. Some Newark residents don't want to take that chance.

9 moonshot ideas that became real-life innovations, from driverless cars to birth-control pills

Virtual reality was introduced in science fiction. The inventor of DNA fingerprinting didn't believe he had created it at first.
A sign outside St. Stephan's Church, where Newark residents gathered on July 17 to collect free water filters from volunteers.

New Jersey’s largest city is distributing bottled water — another sign that its water crisis may be mirroring Flint

The EPA warned residents on Friday that water filters distributed by the city "may not be reliably effective" at removing lead.
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.

Elon Musk just endorsed democrat Andrew Yang for president because he wants to give everyone in the US $1,000 per month for free. Here’s what ba...

Elon Musk endorsed democrat Andrew Yang for president. Yang's plan for the US wealth divide is universal basic income. Here's how basic income works.
Shanghai residents endure a rainstorm on August 10, 2019, ahead of Typhoon Lekima.

Devastating photos show the damage of Typhoon Lekima, which left at least 44 people dead and forced 1 million to evacuate in China

A million people were evacuated from their homes and thousands of flights were cancelled across major airports in China.
An iceberg in the Arctic Ocean between the Kara and Laptev seas.

A floating nuclear plant in Russia features a gym, bar, and pool. An expert calls it ‘Chernobyl on ice.’

Environmental activists worry about the perils of placing nuclear reactors at sea, where they could be vulnerable to climate-related disasters.