As Uganda develops its e-waste policy, neighboring Rwanda establishes a broad-based plan involving incentives and high-tech facilities.
Citizen Science Reduces Risks from Combusting Coal-Mine Wastes
A community-based citizen science study on spontaneously combusting coal-mine waste heaps in Myanmar underpins the development of risk management plans to protect individuals and communities.
Earth Observations Inform Cities’ Operations and Planning
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Chicago, Ill., are using NASA Earth observations to map, monitor, and forecast water and air quality, urban heat island effects, landslide risks, and more.
Exploring the Impacts of Mining on Planetary Health
Papers are invited for a special collection presenting advances in understanding of the impacts of mining on human, ecosystem, and Earth surface environmental health.
Asia’s Mega Rivers: Common Source, Diverse Fates
How do humans affect the ways that Asia’s mega rivers deliver sediment and dissolved matter to farms, river deltas, and, eventually, the sea? A proposed study would construct an integrated picture.
Fresh Approaches to Protecting Human Health from Pollution
New low-cost monitoring and mapping techniques can identify multiple pollution sources and reduce related human disease and death.
The Give and Take of Mercury in Glacial Landscapes
As glacial ice melts, toxic mercury is released into the environment. But a new study shows vegetation may be an effective cleanup crew.
Indigenous Knowledge Puts Industrial Pollution in Perspective
A 3-year project documents how climate change is affecting the sequestration of decades-old mining by-products in Canadian lakes.
Is Chicago Water Pollution Halting a Silver Carp Invasion?
Pollution is definitely not the solution to stopping invasive silver carp, researchers assert. But cleaner waters could affect the invasion front.
Will Cigarette Butts Be Our Environmental Legacy?
People litter them by the trillions—but how long will butts last through the ages?