Colorado ranch seeks to improve fish habitat with pollutant

A private ranch in Kremmling wants to experiment with putting phosphorus - a chemical regulated as a pollutant - in a river to potentially improve the fish habitat.

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Concerns about the Great Lakes increase, while Ontario loons decrease

Ontario loons are declining, with fewer chicks being born, according to a new study that took four decades and hundreds of researchers.

Major retailers in Britain say no to glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?

In the cannabis patch, a patchwork of safety standards-and in some cases none at all

35 states have legalized cannabis but there still are no uniform standards for regulating potentially harmful contaminants.

Carbon proves successful in reducing St. Louis floodplain contamination

The U.S. EPA has completed an initial ecological study using activated carbon to reduce contaminants in floodplain soils.


Colorado Springs required to clean up cancer-causing contaminants near America the Beautiful Park

A court-approved deal requires the clean-up of coal tar contamination near America the Beautiful Park near the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum downtown, settling a 2013 lawsuit brought by The Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts against the City of Colorado Springs.


How federal funding can address the root causes of Alberta’s inactive well problem

Some 20,000 applications from oil and gas companies rolled in for $1 billion in taxpayer money to clean up privately owned wells sitting idle across Alberta.


Advocates press for more federal funding to help reach Bay goals

Fresh off successful efforts to bolster Chesapeake Bay-related funding for this year, advocates are hoping to secure even greater federal support for cleanup and restoration work next year.

Mussels fetched from Kitsap waters give insight into contamination

Shellfish monitored through the Mussel Watch program help researchers keep tabs on what's lurking in Puget Sound.

Study: India has world's highest pollution-linked deaths

India leads the world in pollution-linked deaths, followed by China and Nigeria, according to a report that estimated the global impact of contaminants in the air, water and workplace.


Beluga whales could carry a molecule preventing mercury poisoning

Could the belugas of Northern Quebec hold the key to preventing mercury intoxication in local Inuit communities?


People living near coal plants could be drinking 'toxic' contaminated water until 2028, thanks to new EPA ruling

The proposed changes to the coal combustion residual rule won't survive the courts, says Betsy Southerland, who wrote the rule in 2015. But it will delay protections for vulnerable communities.

Seafood fraud Is widespread in Canada, researchers find

Nearly half the time, you're not buying the fish you think you're buying.

Without federal guidelines, Washington state is creating its own standard for testing weed

The state legislature wants to ensure marijuana-testing labs have uniform guidelines for testing and labeling products.

Wildlife now roam where US once forged its deadliest weapons

An astonishing array of animals flourish at six former weapons complexes.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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