Theodore J. Karamanski: Great Lakes states went big for Joe Biden - and he should go big for the Great Lakes

Donald Trump liked to fish for votes in the Great Lakes region, but he cared little for the health of the waters that 40 million people rely upon.
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EPA finalizes water permit to help clean up the Great Bay

Federal officials have finalized a plan to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem.

Nine ways to stop water pollution at home

Everything you need to know about water pollution coming into and out of your home, and how to combat it.

California well water contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

They’re everywhere. They last forever. They’re dangerous. They’re expensive to remove. And many Californians don’t even know they’re drinking them.

'It's been a nightmare': Ex-navy ship finally towed out of Bridgewater

Good riddance. Those might be the best words to describe the feelings of some Bridgewater, N.S., residents now that former HMCS Cormorant is finally being towed out of town.

Bill in state house would loosen pollution reporting requirements

A measure to loosen reporting requirements for possible water contamination is heading to the Pennsylvania House floor. The Department of Environmental Protection opposes it, saying the bill basically lets companies decide if a spill is pollution and should be reported.

Covid: Chemicals found in everyday products could hinder vaccine

The successful uptake of any vaccine for Covid-19, a crucial step in returning a sense of normalcy after a year ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, could be hindered by widespread contamination from a range of chemicals used in everyday products.

Research reveals fipronil, imidacloprid contamination in rivers

Researchers have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products. Fipronil or its metabolites were found in 98% of freshwater samples, with average concentration exceeding chronic safety thresholds fivefold.

Dublin listed among cities failing to hit pollution targets as raw sewage is pumped into environment daily

Raw sewage is still being pumped out into the environment from 35 towns and cities every day, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The surprising connection between West Coast fires and the volatile chemicals tainting America's drinking water

Manufactured substances known as volatile organic compounds contaminate drinking water around the U.S. — and recent wildfires are making the situation worse.

Lawsuit demands company 'investigate and remediate' PFAS pollution

New Jersey officials have sued the operator of a West Deptford plant blamed for widespread contamination of drinking water.


Do not eat the fish

PFAS used in firefighting foams on military installations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have contaminated the seafood taken from these waters. The toxic foams have been allowed to seep into the ground and surface water to poison aquatic life.

New Jersey sues Honeywell over contamination from notorious Hudson River Superfund site

Decades of toxic pollution continues to contaminate not just a notorious Superfund site along the Hudson River in Edgewater but also the surrounding area, New Jersey state officials charged in a lawsuit against Honeywell International.

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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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