Environmental groups sue DHS over use of tear gas at Portland protests

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday for using tear gas at the protests in Portland, Ore.
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What impacts do the West Coast wildfires have on crops?

In the wake of weeks of poor air quality, grape and cannabis growers are trying to assess the impacts—to product quality as well as to human health—of ash and smoke on their crops.

Another smoggy Sunday in the town with factories owned by Russia's richest man

Nornickel’s pollution cloud covering the fragile taiga forest on the Kola Peninsula comes only a few days after CEO Vladimir Potanin said a company that pays high dividends to shareholders must be able to spend serious funds on ensuring sustainable development.

Hercules to pay $11 million for cleanup of toxic South Jersey superfund site

A chemical maker would pay $11.3 million for cleanup of a 350 acre Superfund site in Gloucester County, N.J., under a consent decree reached with federal and state regulators.

What’s really in your bottled water?

Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS chemicals in several popular water brands, especially carbonated ones.

Toxic Southeast Chicago site should be turned into park, group says

The former Acme property, a remnant of Chicago's steel-making past, is a public health hazard and needs a massive cleanup.

Fate of red mud lakes at Louisiana complex tied to future of alumina processing plant

More than two pounds of the waste are created for every pound of alumina extracted.


When fashion is fungal

Textiles have a big carbon footprint and then clog landfills when discarded. Could biodegradable clothes be a solution?

Otters are thriving. That's great for all of us

Otters can help determine a river's health. Researchers studied otters throughout the state. What they found could be good news for humans.

Allegheny County to study toxic air emissions from glass plant in Swissvale

The Allegheny County Health Department will conduct air monitoring near a Swissvale glass factory for cancer causing heavy metals over the next year.

Tree leaves dying days after massive air-pollution cloud

Smog from Monchegorsk—home to the world's largest nickel refinery—cloaked the fragile taiga on the Kola Peninsula in sulfur dioxide and heavy metals.

Georgia Power lawsuit says Plant Scherer coal ash is ‘poisoning’ locals

45 residents living near America's largest coal-fired plant claim Georgia Power contaminated their community's drinking water source.

Santorini shipwreck an environmental time bomb ready to explode

Thirteen long years after the dramatic sinking of the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond, the people of Santorini are still fighting for the removal of the wreck.

More pollution from Nornickel, Kola peninsula covered by smog

Kilometers and kilometers of fragile taiga nature west of the smelters for nickel and copper in Monchegorsk was Friday covered by smog containing sulfur dioxide and heavy metals.
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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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