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Environmental groups sue DHS over use of tear gas at Portland protests

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday for using tear gas at the protests in Portland, Ore.
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The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here’s the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.
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Cottage Grove chemical plant to pay $480,500 fine for air pollution violations

Wisconsin chemical company has agreed to pay a $480,500 fine for violating federal air pollution regulations at a plant in Cottage Grove.

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UK supermarket salad suppliers investigated over pesticides in rivers

The UK environment watchdog is examining whether more than 50 sites that supply salad and vegetables to supermarkets and other businesses are discharging chemical pollution into rivers and streams.

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North Carolina sues DuPont, spinoff Chemours over GenX contamination

North Carolina filed a lawsuit alleging that DuPont and then Chemours knew for decades the threats to human health posed by GenX and other perfluorinated chemicals that they were discharging into the Cape Fear River.

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The chemicals to avoid in your shampoo and body wash

A new study conducted by the Silent Spring Institute looks at how chemicals can build up in the body through common exposures.

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Fertiliser use is fuelling climate-warming nitrous oxide emissions: Study

The rising use of nitrogen-based fertilisers is driving up global emissions of nitrous oxide, a lesser-known greenhouse gas, complicating efforts to limit climate change.

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Report shows high levels of chemicals, metals and oils in Tijuana River Valley

The river valley is heavily polluted with metals, oils, chemicals and human waste.

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Levels of Somerset river pollution 'absolutely terrifying'

All of Somerset's rivers are polluted with unacceptable levels of mercury compounds and other harmful chemicals, say the Environment Agency.

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Coca-Cola Amatil fears mine will pollute secret bottled water source with toxic chemicals

Coca-Cola Amatil fears its secret bottled water source in the NSW Southern Highlands is under threat from a major sand mine proposed for neighbouring land.

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These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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WPS to conduct cleanup of toxic chemicals at former gas plant

The Wisconsin Public Service Corp. will now be responsible for cleaning up chemical contamination in Marinette after a settlement with the state and federal governments.

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Phillip Baker, Mark Lawrence, Priscilla Machado: The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for our health

We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?
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New study finds toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminating school water systems in 18 states

A new study warns that water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants.

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Dirty eyesore or economic lifeblood? Paris conflicted over concrete plant

When Maryse Fourcade takes a stroll near her home in Paris, she can see the Eiffel Tower, the Mirabeau bridge immortalised in poetry and song, and - less romantically - a concrete factory.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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