Penn State center: Road dumping of oil and gas wastewater to control dust is environmentally unsound

Experts from the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies call the road dumping of oil and gas wastewater an "environmentally unsound practice" that can cause water pollution and even damage roads.

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Quebec university starting ‘observatory’ to watch Lake Memphremagog’s health

The move from the Canadian college comes as Vermont rolls out PFAS testing in the cross-border lake.

Toxic, long-lasting contaminants detected in people living in northern Canada

The Arctic and sub-Arctic regions are no longer exempt of industrial contamination. Researchers have found high blood levels of potentially harmful chemicals in people living in the North.

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.


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?

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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.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"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."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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