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.

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.

$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.


The race is on to be the Beyond Meat of fish

Mullet over: Efforts to produce inexpensive lab-grown fish and sushi are providing food for thought.

Calif. bill would require to implement field lab monitoring program

State Sen. Henry Stern introduces bill that would require state to start Santa Susana Field Laboratory monitoring program for migrating contaminants.

Imports of used PFAS into US scrutinized

Regulators examine Chemours's shipments of GenX fluoroethers to North Carolina for reprocessing.

Researchers collect blood, hair samples to study contaminants in Old Crow

Caribou is a dietary staple for people in Old Crow, Yukon, and that's prompted researchers to take a closer look at what people there may be getting when they consume the animals.

AP Explains: What are dangers of mining waste in Brazil?

As rescuers in Brazil search for survivors of a dam collapse, questions abound about the health and environmental risks of the thick, brown, metal-laden mine waste that flowed over buildings.

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Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

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Big Oil flows a little bit backward

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Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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