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Climate change is affecting the kind of fish you can catch in Michigan's inland lakes

Warming waters are hard on some fish, such as walleye, and more favorable to others, such as smallmouth bass. With so many environmental stresses, it’s difficult to gauge the future of individual lakes.
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Tobacco farming in Manikchhari: 3 villages give it up

Toxic runoff from upstream polluted Halda river for years; a non-govt initiative helps famers return to other crops.

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Indian Country refuses to be corporate America’s dumping ground

The Supreme Court declined to consider a chemical company’s appeal, handing the Shoshone-Bannock tribes a rare victory against polluters.
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Toxics

Vermont's new solid waste rules don’t solve the sludge problem

The new rules require testing soil, groundwater, and the septage or biosolid material being applied to the land for the presence of PFAS, ‘forever’ chemicals.
Toxics

Group backs expanding MD limits on manure fertilizer use

State officials pledge to address concerns of Eastern Shore poultry growers.

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Toxics

Farmers face urea fertiliser ban over air pollution fears

British farmers face being banned from using a type of fertiliser which causes air pollution and threatens wild flowers.

Toxics

Farmers are facing a phosphorus crisis. The solution starts with soil.

Overuse of fertilizer has led to phosphorus shortages and water pollution. But farms might not need so much to grow healthy crops.
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Toxics

The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals

Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.
Toxics

Fertiliser use is fuelling climate-warming nitrous oxide emissions: Study

The rising use of nitrogen-based fertilisers is driving up global emissions of nitrous oxide, a lesser-known greenhouse gas, complicating efforts to limit climate change.

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Factory farming’s government-issued air pollution pass

The pollutants wafting from these operations are largely unregulated by the federal government.

Toxics

Chesapeake cleanup goals out of reach?

As Bay states aim for 2025 deadline, many are still far off the mark.

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Justice

51 years later, the Cuyahoga River burns again

The Ohio waterway that so famously caught on fire in 1969, inspiring the Clean Water Act, caught fire again this week
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Toxics

Des Moines River ‘essentially unusable’ for drinking water due to algae toxins

Levels of microcystin in the river have recently been measured more than 10 times higher than the federal recommendation for drinking water.

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Toxics

The deadly history of ammonium nitrate, the explosive linked to the Beirut blast

A deep-dive into the chemistry and legacy of the compound offers clues into what sparked Lebanon’s catastrophe.
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Biodiversity

Seabird poop is worth millions, say scientists trying to save the birds

New research has revealed that the waste produced by seabirds - that's right, the poop of seagulls, pelicans, and penguins - could be worth nearly half a billion dollars annually.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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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