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Bihar sends water samples for Covid contamination testing

Days after bodies were found floating in the Ganga river, samples collected from the water have been sent for testing to check for COVID-19 contamination.

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New York lawmakers approve more monitoring of contaminants in drinking water

A bill aimed at identifying potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water has passed both houses of the state Legislature.

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Officials push for national PFAS drinking water standard

Setting a national drinking water standard for what have been referred to as “forever chemicals" will be important in addressing contamination at military bases and communities throughout the U.S., witnesses said Wednesday during a congressional hearing.

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Alert issued for Halifax-area lake after suspected contamination sends person to hospital

Nova Scotia's Department of Environment is investigating a suspected contamination in Grand Lake, north of Fall River, after two dogs died and one person was sent to hospital.
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Troubled waters: What’s causing the mystery foam in a Jakarta canal?

A blanket of thick, snow-like foam covers the surface of a canal in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. The froth has exuded from the waters of the east flood canal in Marunda repeatedly over recent years, usually in the rainy season.

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Water, at the heart of Africa's environmental challenges

In Africa, marine pollution is reaching alarming proportions. One of the causes of this phenomenon is the uncontrolled disposal of solid waste (such as plastic, household, electronic, organic, medical, faecal sludge, etc.).

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Fish consumption advisory issued due to PFAS contamination in the Yahara chain of lakes

Wisconsin health and environmental regulators are expanding the list of waters where people should limit fish they eat within the Yahara Chain of Lakes in Dane and Rock counties due to elevated levels of so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.

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Collier canals: Lack of nutrient criteria leaves gaps in restoration

No one knows how much nutrient pollution is too much in Collier's canals. Experts say this could feed red tide in the Gulf like the 2018 SWFL bloom.
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Increasing contamination causes shutdown of Tucson water treatment plant

Tucson Water will close its plant because rising levels of PFAS chemical compounds in south-side groundwater make it no longer cost-effective to keep treating it.
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The battle to save England’s chalk streams, one of the planet’s rarest habitats

Like other rare habitats such as the rainforest and the coral reef, the chalk stream is also suffering from environmental threats – with two particular menaces causing most worry.

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French youth to swim the length of the Seine to denounce water pollution

Dubbed as an adventurer, the young Arthur Germain on Sunday embarked on a solo swimming challenge down the full 784 kilometres of the Seine river to raise awareness for the protection of environment, in particular concerning water pollution.

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Contamination in Beauharnois: Elkem facing justice 30 years later

The owners of a Beauharnois estate, heavily polluted over decades of industrial activity on neighbouring land, are asking the Superior Court of Quebec to force the multinational corporation Elkem to decontaminate the site, which Quebec has not been able to do for 30 years.

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Virginia pledges to reduce polluted runoff from state lands as part of Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Gov. Ralph Northam is looking to shed some pounds — 122,000 of nitrogen and 10,100 of phosphorus, to be exact.

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EPA plans Superfund cleanup for Bear Creek near Baltimore

After years of study and legal wrangling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to use the federal Superfund cleanup program to tackle extensive toxic contamination in the bottom of Bear Creek near Baltimore.

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Global warming driving oxygen losses in Earth's freshwater lakes

As Earth's climate continues to warm, oxygen supplies in freshwater lakes across the planet are steadily dwindling.
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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.

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