California's lakes are not 'magic ponds'

Young environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion rally for clean water in downtown Los Angeles.
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Climate

Intensifying hurricanes are helping invasive species spread across the U.S.

More than a hundred species—including Asian swamp eels and zebra mussels—hitched a ride on Hurricane Isaias' floodwaters, scientists say.
www.circleofblue.org
Toxics

What has the Trump administration meant for water?

By narrowing or repealing federal rules, the Trump administration has prioritized big business and reduced pollution protection for waterways.
www.consumerreports.org
Justice

New PFAS compound found in New Jersey water

A PFAS compound used by chemical company Solvay has been detected in New Jersey drinking water supplies, according to emails obtained by Consumer Reports.
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Toxics

Concern mounts over impact of toxic "forever chemicals" in the Arctic

Alarm is growing about the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the Arctic, which have been found to harm peoples' immune systems
www.daytondailynews.com
Justice

‘Forever chemicals’ detected in Aullwood Audubon Farm drinking water system

High levels of the so-called “forever chemicals" have been found in the Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center's drinking water system, the Ohio EPA announced Thursday.

ensia.com
Toxics

Legionella and other pathogens still lurk in U.S. drinking water

Though less common than in the past, microbes that contaminate tap water continue to sicken - and sometimes kill - Americans.

Justice

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

How the United States' implementation of climate change adaptation programs is exacerbating inequality and breeding a new form of climate gentrification.

www.fastcompany.com
Justice

Jaden Smith expands water filtration system to Newark

Unsafe drinking water is a problem much bigger than you think.
Toxics

New poll shows 90% of Pennsylvania voters want Senate, House to address environmental priorities

More than 90 percent of Pennsylvania voters polled want Harrisburg to pursue environmental priorities, including pipeline safety, preserving farmland, cleaning up rivers and streams and protecting drinking water quality.

Justice

Flint tells federal judge that digging up water lines in two subdivisions is ‘an unnecessary expense’

The city is making the case that the lines in question are made only of flexible copper and don't pose a danger to residents.

www.propublica.org
Toxics

It’s his land. Now a Canadian company gets to take it

Federal regulators have given a Canadian oil company the power to seize property from Oregon landowners for a gas pipeline that will help … Canada.
www.circleofblue.org
Toxics

Wildfire threatens Cheyenne water supply

The Mullen Fire, which has spread through more than 147,000 acres of Colorado and Wyoming forest in the past two weeks, reached the southern edge of the main drinking water source for Cheyenne, the Wyoming capital.

www.cbc.ca
Justice

Testing the waters: Do Regina's asbestos-cement water mains pose a risk?

Snaking beneath Regina's streets are 600 kilometres of water mains built with asbestos-cement.

www.forbes.com
Justice

The Flint water crisis has a wellness design component

Outdated infrastructure system in the city is now being rebuilt and will allow for new growth and a healthier living environment for years to come.

From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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