Thames Water fined £2.3m for Henley fish-death pollution

The UK's largest water company has apologised after it was fined £2.3m for polluting a stream with sewage that killed more than 1,000 fish.

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Agency: Don't put crawfish boil, shells, down storm drain

As crawfish season begins, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is reminding people not to commit crawfish pollution.


Land use tied to ‘intersex’ smallmouth bass in Bay rivers

Scientists are still trying to sort out exactly what's causing sexual abnormalities among smallmouth bass in Chesapeake Bay rivers, but they may be getting closer to figuring out how to reduce them.


As extreme weather events increase, what are the risks to wildlife?

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.

Global freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction, study finds

Freshwater fish are under threat, with as many as a third of global populations in danger of extinction, according to an assessment.


Very few of world’s rivers undamaged by humanity, study finds

Rivers are biodiversity hotspots but pollution, dams and invasive species have caused havoc.


Late ice cramps anglers’ appetite, research of crucial fish

A lack of ice in cold weather states this year has made it difficult for scientists to study the population of an ecologically important fish.


Gina Raimondo nomination rekindles fish vs. turbine fight

President Biden chose a champion of offshore wind to lead an agency that can uncork a stream of renewable energy projects in the ocean. That unsettles the fishing industry.

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic

As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.

In the oceans, the volume is rising as never before

A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.

EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told

The EU has told British fishermen they are indefinitely banned from selling live mussels, oysters, clams, cockles and scallops to its member states.


Investigation into River Sheppey pollution that killed 8,000 fish still ongoing after 18 months

An investigation into pollution that may have killed 8,000 fish in the River Sheppey is still ongoing more than 18 months after it occurred, the Environment Agency has confirmed.


Empty seas: Oceanic shark populations dropped 71% since 1970

Globally, the abundance of oceanic sharks and rays dropped more than 70% between 1970 and 2018, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.


Council rejects new test results from King Salmon's team of private scientists

When New Zealand King Salmon got stung for damaging the seabed under one of its farms, it thought there was something fishy about the results. So the company hired a team of private scientists to investigate.

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Time running out for Northwest salmon species, report says

A Washington report has found one of the state's iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change.

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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: 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: 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: 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 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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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