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David Kerley is the Senior Transportation Correspondent for ABC News based in Washington, DC. He joined the network in 2004 and covers aviation, railroads, the automobile industry, and space for all ABC News broadcast and digital properties, including "World News Tonight," "Good Morning America,”
Northwest Passage's history marked by dangers, death
European mariners had long sought the Arctic route that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and some perished trying. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen successfully made the Northwest Passage in 1906. Since then, about 400 vessels followed.
Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters
Wildlife advocates say a growing number of bald eagles are being poisoned by ingesting lead from ammunition in animal carcasses left behind by hunters
Coal ash neighbors: Don't raise rates as pollution lingers
Duke Energy Corp., for the first time, has asked state utility regulators to charge North Carolina consumers for ash cleanup, which could cost $5.1 billion in the Carolinas alone.
Want a governor's mansion? You'll need to move it
The governor's mansion in North Dakota is up for sale, but there's a catch: You'll have to move the sprawling house
Baby teeth show how exposure to various metals may be linked to autism, study finds
Understanding why some children develop autism and others -- sometimes even their twins -- do not has stymied researchers for decades, but a new study says that baby teeth may provide some clues. The new study published in Nature Communications sheds light on some possible factors in autism risk,
Nearly 77 million served water from contaminated systems, report says
In 2015, more than 76 million Americans were served by community water systems that had some reported drinking water violations, including more than 18 million people receiving water with too much lead and copper, according to new report released today by the environmental advocacy group Natural
Trump's first 100 days of environmental policy
President Donald Trump ’s 100th day in office coincides with planned climate and science marches around the country. The People’s Climate Movement a mega-group with buy-in from Sierra Club, SEIU, NAACP, the National Resources Defense Council and local unions, is planning a protest in Washington,
6 children found unconscious from apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning at hotel
Michigan officials said at least some of the children found unconscious at an indoor pool are in critical condition.
Tips to protect yourself and your family from lead poisoning
Lead exposure can result in lead building up in the body, which can cause serious health problems, including death in rare cases.