Dangers of mercury poisoning among northern Ontario anglers highlighted

Jason Doyon of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., a once avid eater of sport- caught fish is warning anglers in northern Ontario about the dangers of mercury poisoning.
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Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park

Floodplains around Australia's largest national park are undergoing a visible transformation as rising sea levels push saltwater further from the coast into its freshwater river systems.


Salty seas make lightning brighter

Salt seems to be the reason why bolts are brighter over the ocean than over land.


Research shows pink salmon runs are growing in warmer waters

Despite a disappointing salmon season and continuous ecosystem-wide change in the Bering Sea region, recent pink salmon runs across the region have been much larger than ever before.

A Malagasy community wins global recognition for saving its lake

The community association's efforts have helped revive the lake ecosystem and has led to increased fish catches.


New tool to help manage Gulf of Mexico oysters on the way thanks to a $557,000 grant

With hundreds of millions of dollars expected to be spent on restoring and creating oyster habitat in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental group is creating an online tool to

Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flag

Microplastics could pose a threat to the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity when ingested by animals.

How efforts to save Hawaii’s forests are preventing a ‘freshwater crisis’

Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii's forests — and its drinking water.


Amazon river dolphin risks extinction if Brazil moratorium not renewed

A lapsed moratorium protecting the Amazon river dolphin is up for renewal, but the Bolsonaro administration has delayed acting.


Smarter irrigation could feed millions more

US researchers have calculated that accessing untapped freshwater around the world would allow farmers to feed 620 to 840 million more people without depleting water resources or expanding agriculture into natural ecosystems.


NZ's freshwater at risk, report shows

The latest triennial report on the state of New Zealand's freshwater resources paints a dire picture of an environment under threat of destruction.


Indigenous knowledge puts industrial pollution in perspective

A 3-year project documents how climate change is affecting the sequestration of decades-old mining by-products in Canadian lakes.

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

For the seven states relying on the Colorado River, which carries melted snow from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, the future will hold increasingly less water for farms and cities.


‘It’s all driven by salmon:’ The push to protect the Pitt River

The Coquitlam area river and its tributaries are under attack. But advocates are working to repair the damage.

Running Dry: Competing for water on a thirsty planet

Around the world, fresh water is fast becoming a dangerously scarce resource, driving a surge in fights to secure supplies and fears over rising numbers of deaths in water conflicts.
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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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