partnership for the delaware estuary

Bringing back natural water filters in Maryland and beyond
Biologists measure, number and tag freshwater mussels from Deer Creek at Rocks State Park to reintroduce the species to the Patapsco River. (Credit: Maryland DNR)

Bringing back natural water filters in Maryland and beyond

Maryland is the latest state to take steps toward bringing back freshwater mussels

ELLICOTT CITY, Md.—Under the waters of the Patapsco River in Maryland, new life is forming.

Keep reading... Show less
Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
From our Newsroom
Adrift: Communities on the front lines of pesticide exposure fight for change

Adrift: Communities on the front lines of pesticide exposure fight for change

Rural communities of color and farmworkers are disproportionately exposed to some of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture.

On the frontlines of pesticide exposure

On the frontlines of pesticide exposure

Despite decades of research linking pesticide drift to health harm, regulation remains weak and leaves the most vulnerable with few protections.

pesticide california

California’s new pesticide notification system aims to protect public health. Will it work?

Community activists were instrumental in achieving the landmark program. But they worry it won’t go far enough to shield rural communities and farmworkers from pesticide harm.

pesticide activism

Mobilizing against pesticides from the ground up

Activists from two of California’s biggest agricultural regions describe the fight to protect communities and workers from pesticide exposure.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

environmental justice reporting

We're hiring: Texas Environmental Health Reporter

Want to do journalism with an impact? We want to hear from you.