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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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?

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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.
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Seafood fraud Is widespread in Canada, researchers find

Nearly half the time, you're not buying the fish you think you're buying.
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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.
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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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$733B defense veto threat plays politics with PFOA, PFOS contamination, says Pappas

Advisers in the Trump administration are recommending the president veto a defense authorization bill that includes millions for water contaminated from PFOA and PFOS chemicals.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

No place is safe: Tiny bit of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

"No one had ever looked at microplastics on Everest before—the scary thing is we found microplastic in every single snow sample that we took."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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