From rust to resilience: What climate change means for Great Lakes cities

Even as Great Lakes cities cope with economic turbulence, climate change brings new challenges and opportunities.

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Toxics

Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago. It inspired a movement.

On June 22, 1969, Cleveland's filthy river ignited for the 13th and last time. It and other American rivers are dramatically cleaner today.
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Toxics

Did a burning river really fuel landmark law's passage?

Cleveland's Cuyahoga River burned for the last time 50 years ago this week. It was a small fire, under control in a half hour and fully extinguished within two hours. A firefighter told reporters it "wasn't that big a deal." Yet the blaze has been credited with sparking passage of the Clean Water Act.

Originals

Peter Dykstra: A river burns through it

Sometime in the 1980's, I spoke to a crowd of a hundred or so people at Youngstown State University in the Rust Belt city in Northeast Ohio.

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Water

Cuyahoga River, which inspired the creation of the EPA, is safe to fish again

Fish caught in the Cuyahoga River, famous for catching fire in the 1960s, are now safe to eat, says the Ohio EPA.
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Toxics

Dirtying the Waters: Texas ranks first in violating water pollution rules

A new report raises questions about whether TCEQ is doing enough to protect the state’s water.
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Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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