B.C.’s Sunshine Coast improvises to survive long-term drought

Farmers, gardeners, brewers and regional managers are banding together in a beautiful partnership to both store and distribute water across the extraordinarily parched coastal region, just north of Vancouver.

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Toxics

'A hodgepodge': Draft PFAS assessment plan for Barnstable fire academy plume is inadequate

The now-shuttered Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy is one of the most PFAS-polluted sites in the state, if not the country, according to hydrogeologist Tom Cambareri.

Justice

Inside the decades-long fight over an Ohio Superfund site

In Uniontown, Ohio, outside of Akron, residents and officials have clashed over cleanup of the Industrial Excess Landfill.
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Climate

Editorial: Sea level rise, growing population put groundwater at risk.

It's an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17.

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Justice

Northeastern University expert recommends state task force test blood for chemical contaminant PFAS

The recommendations included offering blood testing for people in areas exposed to PFAS, additional funds for statewide research, education, and surveillance, and passing laws restricting the use of certain firefighting foam and food packaging.
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Climate

Drought dents growing season for New Mexico farmers

Much more than a few days of rain will be needed to dent the prolonged drought that has parched the region and lowered reservoirs to critical levels.
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Climate

Can land conservation and dual-use solar on farms coexist?

Massachusetts is one of the national leaders in renewable energy, but conservationists worry that a push to expand solar on farms will lead to cutting down forests and paving over cropland.
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Toxics

Dept. of Environmental Quality reaches agreement to clean up groundwater contamination at Colstrip Ponds

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality kept approval of the solution to clean up groundwater contamination at the Evaporation Ponds at the Colstrip Power Plants last week.

Toxics

Contaminants found in groundwater beneath Oakland County airport

The report to EGLE results from state-ordered tests and sampling at the county-owned airport and 19 other commercial airports across Michigan.
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Justice

These parts of California are most vulnerable to drought

Rural areas and small suppliers are far more at risk of water shortage issues.
Toxics

PFAS standards for Wisconsin groundwater, drinking water moving ahead

The process for setting standards for "forever chemicals" and some pesticides in drinking and groundwater got the green light Wednesday, despite pushback from industry groups.

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Toxics

Toxic cancer-causing TCE contamination in Franklin, Indiana, may have spread, report says

There's a new report about the contamination in Franklin that calls into question if the toxic chemicals have spread farther than previously thought.
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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

"I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good."

Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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