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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PPG Industries reaches $5 million settlement with Jersey City homeowners over chromium contamination

Under the terms of the proposed agreement, PPG Industries would pay out $5 million to certain Jersey City property owners in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood.

EPA to add toxic Gloucester County metal finishing company site to Superfund list

The EPA is proposing to list a metal finishing company in Franklinville, Gloucester County, as a Superfund site.

Researcher wants answers about toxics in northern Ontario fish

Gretchen Lescord's findings suggest that while mercury in northern fish is still the biggest concern, the levels of chromium and arsenic concentrations are also raising some eyebrows. 

A shipwreck’s incalculable toll on a remote reef

After a fishing boat ran aground on a fragile atoll, the consequences for the ecosystem were alarming—and curious.

Products we use every day are full of harmful chemicals. Can green chemistry lead to safer alternatives?

Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.

Arizona toxic releases soar, led by copper mines, smelter, EPA says

But the company reporting the most releases said its estimate is erroneously high, though it hasn't provided new numbers.

25 years after factory downing shutters, chromium sludge causes groundwater contamination in Chennai

The sludge continues to seep into the groundwater, poisoning it and, thereby, the residents who live around the old SIPCOT complex in Ranipet town.

Rollback of EPA rule would make our air dirtier

The rollback is a sop to the dying coal industry. Its

California’s multibillion-dollar problem: The toxic legacy of old oil wells

Thousands of wells across the state, including near residential areas, have been left inactive for years and are in need of cleanup.

Soil, water tests show high level of contaminants near green ooze site in Metro Detroit

EPA test results find high levels of contaminants near source of leak but no risk to drinking water intakes in Lake St. Clair, state agency says.


EPA declined to pursue cleanup of factory responsible for green ‘ooze’ in Metro Detroit

Hazardous chemicals were still on site and potential threats, state said in 2019 report.

Olive Hill Part IV: Contamination, cancer and a coyote

Longtime residents recall people in hazmat suits coming to Olive Hill's contaminated 3.1 acres digging and inspecting the area 20 years ago.

East Chicago man says EPA slow to address toxic sludge in basement: ‘My only option is to take a water hose and wash it down the drain.’

Results from an independent lab in August showed a sludge sample could contain several heavy metals including arsenic.

U.S. Steel shuts down part of Portage plant after reporting another hexavalent chromium spike

State records show the company’s Midwest Plant had violated chromium limits in its water pollution permit at least four times since 2013.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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.

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.

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.

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