Shenandoah River’s algae woes worsen

Carpets of grass-colored algae have long plagued the Shenandoah River in Virginia, making it unpleasant to be on the water during some of the hottest weeks of the year. And,
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Dr. Robert Bullard: 'We don't have 40 years' to fight for climate justice

The 'father of environmental justice' discusses the legacy of his work, how systemic racism in agriculture is tied to the larger injustices faced by Black and brown communities, and what brings him hope in this moment.
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Toxics

Costs of water pollution, a global scourge, 'underestimated and underappreciated'

A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.
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Pennsylvania plan still fails to meet Chesapeake cleanup goals

State officials say actions will be added between now and 2025 to further reduce pollution.

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Climate change is hurting forests' ability to filter agricultural nitrate pollution

Animal waste and nitrogen-based agricultural fertilizers contribute to nitrate runoff, which ends up in creeks, streams, rain and, eventually, water systems. Nitrate, that mix of nitrogen and oxygen, can cause serious health problems if it's too concentrated.

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Quebec heaviest user of chemical fertilizers in North America, says fired Ag Ministry whistleblower

The overuse of agricultural chemicals is a problem that has spiraled out of control in Quebec, says Louis Robert, who blames the private sector's influence on public policy.

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Curing soil pollution set to pay dividends

The government's ambitious plans to promote ecological progress, a priority of the central leadership, have created a potential multitrillion-yuan market for soil remediation work in the next three decades.

Originals

What’s the world’s most widely used herbicide doing to tiny critters?

As the active ingredient in Bayer's Roundup herbicide is increasingly scrutinized for human health impacts, scientists say it also could be altering the wildlife and organisms at the base of the food chain.

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Wisconsin’s Democratic governor and Republicans both looking to get factory farms to pay for cleaner water

If Republicans support Evers' plan it may signal a shift in awareness about pollution after years of environmental deregulation.
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Justice

Beyond the Flint tragedy: Contaminated drinking water is everywhere in America

Agricultural runoff is poorly regulated and turning many waterways across the country into dangerous cesspools.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

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"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

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